We just discovered this outstanding series of communication tips in meetings by Dianna Booher, a specialist of communication. In this first part, she demonstrates some common problems in meetings like being interrupted and how to disagree gently. The series is definitely worth reading:
Forget a long introduction when youâ€™re offering informal comments. Start at the point of new information or the new idea. Then pause and take your cue from others. If they want elaboration, add it. If they have questions, answer them. If they nod agreement, youâ€™ve made your point.
Stop wasting time can be so easy sometimes:
- Get to the point immediately
- Develop ad-hoc ideas and communicate them
- Discuss possible issues and challenges
- and finally: specify tasks and delegate them
AgreeDo provides support in all these phases of ad-hoc collaboration with features like collaborative meeting minutes writing, task delegation and tracking and easy sharing features to all participants.