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First impressions

Brilliant Meetings need leaders who will quickly assert their influence through professionalism, attention to detail, and strong impartial leadership.

Be early

You need to be in the meeting room before the participants begin arriving to ensure that the room layout is correct, any materials or presentations are ready and, if required, the seating plan is in place. By being early you also have an opportunity – should it be required – to deal with any unexpected occurrence, such as, if the room has been double-booked, incorrect layout, readiness of technology, etc.

Book yourself a separate meeting to prepare

The time you ...

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