It is always good to follow the triple ‘S’ when presenting information – make it short, sweet and simple. Share what you need to say in a few words and avoid repeating yourself or boring them with unnecessary information.
Always give a firm handshake to establish sincerity – look them in the eye when doing so. If you are the higher-ranking person, remember that you should always initiate the handshake.
Establish your presence by standing when you are introduced – the other meeting participants will then easily remember you.
A compelling case can keep the attendees on the edge of their seats. Having a colleague who also knows the flow of the agenda can help keep you on track if you deviate.
Be loud and clear as you present your meetings so that everyone can hear what you are saying.
It is totally impolite to interrupt someone who is speaking but there are times when you must do so to make yourself heard. The key here is to strike the perfect timing and the right tone to avoid sounding rude.
Don’t save all your questions for the end when everyone is just about to leave the meeting. Avoid getting yourself a reputation for being the ‘last person’ to ask unnecessary questions when everyone just wants to go.
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