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How to Act in a Boardroom Meeting

TalkShop business tipsBusiness meetings in a boardroom set-up requires protocol. Each participant will do well to know boardroom etiquette to be able to position himself in the best light. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “It is best to come prepared for business meetings. Being prepared for one’s presentation, questions, and answers is getting half the task done. The other half is knowing how to act to establish one’s presence. Viesca shares these tips:

1. The agenda for the meeting should be crafted precisely and circulated in advance to all concerned.

2. Arrive promptly for the meeting.

3. Exchange business cards during introductions. Lay the cards before you.

4. Make eye-contact for 2-3 seconds with everyone in the room.

5. Address guests by their names to establish rapport.

6. The guest of honor sits at the right of the host who sits at the head of the table. The second one in rank sits on the host’s left side. The latter is strategically seated in order to see each person who enters the room.

7. Bring a good pen. Ballpens are best left at your workspace.

8. Do not slump on your seat, nor touch your face or hair.

9. Keep your hands on the table, not on your lap.

10. Only the secretary can use a laptop. Switch off cellphones.

11. Keep your questions clear, concise, and relevant.

12. Take up as much space as possible to convey confidence.

13. Stay for the entire meeting. Ask permission earlier on if you must leave early.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and 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, and Google+

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