RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!

Subject: RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 12:04:25 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Downing, David
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 11:55 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!
> I just got dragged into a meeting that I was told would last
> 15 minutes and went on for 45 because several people got hung
> up on one specific point, which didn't even concern me. I
> just read an article in that same issue of INTERCOM about
> effective meetings, but nobody else seems to be aware of the
> principles discussed therein, or is unwilling to enforce
> them. The problem is, I wasn't in a position to do anything
> about it because I was an invited guest. What do you all do
> when you get into situations like that besides just grit your teeth?

Smile, ungrit your teeth, and have another doughnut. Oh yeah, and be
sure to take notes -- sometimes, when people get hung up unnecessarily
on a minor point, they casually throw in unconnected bits of information
that could be useful later on.

I never try to "move things along" at someone else's meeting unless I
know my friends and colleagues won't be offended or annoyed. Ticking off
other people doesn't save me any time in the long run.

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