Re: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!

Subject: Re: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:35:36 -0600

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584
CBSS/GBHAC <Darren -dot- Butler -dot- ctr -at- robins -dot- af -dot- mil> wrote:
> David Downing groaned:
>>> several people got hung up on one specific point , which didn't even
> concern me.<<
>
> You could try this play:
> Chime-in to the conversation by telling the meeting chair that you agree
> that the point-in-question is so important, that another meeting is
> needed to discuss it - and then tactfully nominate the person who has
> dominated the "discussion" as the chair of that meeting. Then sit back
> and watch for either nods of approval or a mass retreat from that
> *oh-so-vital* sub-topic.

I would say that's up to the meeting leader to initiate. If you're an
"invited guest", you don't get to run the meeting, no matter how badly
the meeting is being run. Also, the meeting doesn't have to end just
because *you're* no longer interested in the discussion.

However, you can ask the meeting leader (or the person who invited
you) "Is there anything else on the agenda I need to be here for?" If
the answer is no, you're home free. If the answer is yes, say "Can you
give me a buzz when you get to that? I'll be in my cube." Either
they'll do that, or they'll be prompted to postpone the other
discussion. If the "15 minute" meeting has already run to 45 minutes,
a perfectly reasonable excuse for leaving is "I have other work that
needs my attention".


--
Visit my blog at: http://www.janetswisher.com
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2009 is your all-in-one authoring and publishing
solution. Author in Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word or
HTML and publish to the Web, Help systems or printed manuals.
http://www.doctohelp.com

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


Follow-Ups:

References:
Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!: From: Downing, David
RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!: From: Butler, Darren J CTR USAF AFMC 584 CBSS/GBHAC

Previous by Author: Re: How do FrameMaker and Doc-To-Help compare?
Next by Author: Re: Should software documenters learn to read code?
Previous by Thread: RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!
Next by Thread: RE: Meetings -- ARRGGHHH!!!


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads