Chapter 35. Meetings and Conference Calls Are Key Opportunities to Make an Impression

As you sit down to a meeting, what do you say to yourself? “I can’t wait for this to be over” or “What a great opportunity”? More often than not, I imagine it’s the former. Many of us see meetings as tedious facts of organizational life, where often little of interest is said and little decided. The real push and pull of work goes on elsewhere.

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A meeting of any caliber is an opportunity for you to gain some favorable exposure.

However, meetings and conference calls (their virtual equivalents) have plenty of plus points. Not only is a well-run meeting a chance to keep groups of colleagues informed and to encourage team spirit, but a meeting of any caliber is ...

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