In-person sales presentations can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re meeting with a prospect you’ve only briefly spoken with. It can be difficult to appear confident and conceal any anxiety you may be feeling.
Tag: meeting tips
Cindy Ashton is the CEO of Minerva Enterprises LLC, an elite-level presentation strategist, professional speaker, singer, and award-winning TV host of Cindy Uncorked on e360tv. In this episode, we discuss: why people fail to deliver and present their message in a way that’s heard and ups their business game;
vocal tips to help you draw people in, rather than repel them; body language tips; and the differences between men and women in how they hear other people.
What are we meeting about? You may be regularly hearing this question from the people who attend your meetings.
You may be feeling those January resolutions you made to improve your business slowly slipping away. It doesn’t have to be that way. You could tackle one small management issue and focus on fixing it.
Video conferencing is almost as good as being there — except not. If you’re trying to run a larger meeting with videoconferencing tools, you need to master a few rules of engagement.
There you are again, sitting in another meeting while your work piles up. If your company is growing, you might notice you and your employees are involved in more meetings.
Have your weekly one-on-one meetings become routine? You should be asking yourself this question on a regular basis.
How many times has your phone chirped in a meeting? Maybe it’s a co-worker texting you about the presentation you're both sitting through. It’s no big deal if you answer that co-worker, right?
You’ve seen this behavior before. You’re trying to get people’s attention in your meeting. Instead of listening to the information you’re presenting, staff members are looking at their phones.
Are you trapped in a weekly meeting grind? Do you feel like you have to hold one-on-one meetings because everyone else does? Stop already!
For some managers, work life equals meetings, which means you're not really getting anything done. You can put a stop to this time sink by implementing some of the suggestions Dorie Clark made in a recent post on Harvard Business Review.
Great ideas may come out of weekly meetings, but only if there’s effective follow-up. The more typical occurrence is that a meeting is a cost without a corresponding revenue increase to an organization.