Meetings are an important way to leave a long-lasting impression. Here're some tips that you should follow:
Always set the agenda before calling for a meeting. This saves everyone’s time and effort.
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.
Keep your phones on silent and excuse yourself politely only and only if the call cannot wait.
Always extend a warm handshake during arrival and departure. Greet everyone with a firm, sincere handshake, a friendly smile and direct eye contact.
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)