Etiquette for Business Meetings

TalkShop business meeting etiquetteEven in business, people should learn to conduct themselves with the proper decorum. Respect and professionalism should prevail. This should stem from a spirit of teamwork.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO says, “Communication is vital at the workplace, especially during meetings. In this case, it starts before the meeting with a well-organized agenda, extending even after with the minutes of the meeting. She shares these tips:

1. Come up with the agenda. This should be circulated to all concerned a week before the meeting.

2. Make the proper introductions for those who have not met. (Example: Mr. Higher Position, this is Mr. Lower Position).

3. Be prepared with all data and materials needed.

4. Come in business attire. The office’s dress code should be respected.

5. Listen and take notes.

6. Speak only when it is your turn. Do not interrupt. If you have something to say, raise your hand.

7. Speak clearly. Keep questions brief and to the point.

8. Set cellphones on silent or vibrating mode.

9. Stay for the entire meeting. If you must leave, get prior permission.

10. Minutes that summarize pertinent information and assignments should be circulated soon after.

11. Respond to assignments. Complete tasks.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility that is Civil Service-accredited offers international standards of training through its international affiliation with the International English Education Research Association (IEERA).


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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