How to tame Smartphones in meetings

I read recently of a cinema chain in the USA, AMC which owns 400 screens, has converted the back row to “texting aisles” where cinema goers can text and Facebook away without disturbing other viewers. For me watching a blockbuster at the movies, gripped to your seats, is an experience which can easily be disturbed with the flash of a Smartphone screen but this cinema chain has decided to ride with it. The axiom is “if you can’t beat them, join them” and this is exactly how we should treat…

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Conciseness is the future

“I didn’t have time to prepare a long speech” - Churchill Presenting at sale meetings or board room presenting it’s good to be concise – time is the key element. Here’s some ideas to be more concise. 30 seconds answer maximum to all questions at the Q&A Be concise when introducing yourself – keep it to 30 seconds When presenting information learn to pause and stop waffling, just bite your tongue Stop earlier in sentences that you normally would If they want more information, they’ll ask Keep information to one…

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