Hate Unproductive Meetings?

May 31, 2017

Meetings, meetings and more meetings. Marvelously Well-Mannered can’t make meetings disappear but let us help make your meetings more productive, professional and pleasant.

Share our handy marvelous meeting manners checklist with your staff to get the ball rolling.



  • Be on time. Respect others’ time and don’t be late. Those running the meeting should end it on time.

  • Come prepared to participate by having your materials in order and having body language that shows you are ready to engage – lean in, make eye contact, smile. If you are running the meeting, send out an agenda in enough time that others can prepare.

  • Be present. Focus on those around the table and not at the other end of your electronic device. Everyone sees you peeking at your iPhone under the table. Put. It. Away.

  • Speak with respect toward others. One can disagree without being disagreeable.

  • Stick to the agenda and don’t monopolize the meeting. Meetings should foster dialogues not monologues. Don’t be afraid to suggest taking a topic “offline” if more discussion is necessary. Others will be grateful.

When you and your team follow this checklist, everyone will be marking their calendars for the next meeting.


Have a marvelous week - Catherine


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