Bad Meeting Habits by Kimberly Medlock

By admin
Mar 8th, 2013

meeting roomHere are bad meeting habits (that you will want to avoid!):

  1. Having a meeting without a written agenda.

  2. Starting late.

  3. Not being prepared with necessary information.

  4. Crunching on ice, hard candy, etc.

  5. Fumbling with noisy “crunchy” snack bags, wrappers, etc.

  6. Whispering to others while someone is talking.

  7. Wildly shaking your head when you agree or disagree with what is being covered.

  8. Closing your eyes, dozing.

  9. Checking your email, Blackberry, etc. while others are talking.

  10. Interrupting others when they are talking.

If there are others in the meetings you attend who engage in these bad habits, print out this list and give to them or forward this email.  We all need to be mindful so our meetings are productive and worthwhile.

© Kimberly Medlock is a speaker, trainer, author and coach for Productive Matters, helping others discover how to get things done quicker, easier and better with less time, resources and hassle. You can contact her at, call 662-893-7933 visit her website at

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