Things to keep in mind while attending business meetings

In corporate life attending meetings is as certain as death and taxes. While attending business meetings you should keep in mind the following things.

  • Be punctual – punctual for a meeting means arriving 5 minutes early – for an interview, arrive 10 minutes early
  • Dress well
  • When a meeting runs late and you need to be somewhere else, always be prepared to explain why
  • Do your home work and go prepared
  • Do not interrupt people
  • If there is an established seating pattern, accept it. If you are unsure, ask
  • Meeting not a place for confrontation
  • When you speak, be brief and to the point
  • At the end thank the person who organised the meeting
  • Switch off your mobile phone

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