Who Is In, And Who Is Out, Imagine attending a meeting, and all the participants but you, are contributing ideas to a discussion. You are clueless. Maybe you missed a conversation, or you did not read an email? There could be numerous reasons why you could not contribute during the meeting. One instance could be that you were not included in an email chain or not invited to a meeting.
It’s your turn to speak now, even if time seems precious at work, slowing down to allow unhurried conversations can lead to collaborative solutions. Let one person speak at a time to unfurl their thoughts and let them speak about tangents if needed.
The when, who and how of good workplace email, workplace email etiquette means using the BCC function as a transparent cue, scheduling emails for proper hours and only sending absolutely necessary emails to the right people. If something is so urgent and absolutely cannot wait, email is probably the wrong way to communicate, anyway: pick up the phone and make a call.
Why you should be interrupting meetings more frequently, make meetings better by interrupting to call on others who appear reticent to speak and make strategic pauses in conversation a team norm so everyone feels welcome to contribute. Over time, you’ll find it easier to insert yourself in spaces and make it safe for others to do the same.
5 tips for riveting online presentations, remote audiences require different tactics for presentations, including how slides are created and how you transition from your face to a slide and back. The audience should be able to glance at the slide, grab the key information and turn their attention to what you are saying.
What’s the point of this meeting?, meetings can be reduced, or at least focused, by determining their purpose and whether another format would be better. For meetings that must go on, get better prepared by gathering ideas ahead of time and ensuring every meeting has clear goals and outcomes.