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Etiquette for meetings

india Updated: Nov 17, 2011 01:36 IST

Meetings are an important way to leave a long-lasting impression. Here're some tips that you should follow:



1

Fix agenda:

Always set the agenda before calling for a meeting. This saves everyone’s time and effort.


2

Punctuality:

Timeliness is also next to godliness, especially with people from other countries, such as Japan and China. Hence, always make it a point to arrive at least 10 minutes before the designated time.


3

Mobile phone:

Keep your phones on silent and excuse yourself politely only and only if the call cannot wait.


4

Handshake:

Always extend a warm handshake during arrival and departure. Greet everyone with a firm, sincere handshake, a friendly smile and direct eye contact.


5

Receptiveness:

Be a good listener. Do not interrupt when someone is making a point. Wait for your turn.



(With inputs from Sheena Agarwal, Urbanista Image Consulting)