Top 5 Ways to Handle a Boring Meeting
by, 03-28-2010 at 06:00 PM (3549 Views)
Originally posted at GovLoop - Social Network for Govies
Top 5 – Ways to Handle a Boring Meeting
I’m writing a little series on Top 5s. I’ll write my top 5s on various topics and I encourage you to write yours.
Meetings can be super boring. Thus we need survival mechanisms. Here’s my top 5 survival mechanisms.
1 – Blackberry messenger – most Govies are still on blackberries. Many have BBerry messenger which is a IM thing. Make sure to be messenging someone in the same room about how lame the
2 – Count something – Does the team lead use a certain buzzword? Say umm a lot? Let’s count them. You can compare the count with colleagues plus you have a historical record so you get excited for
the next meeting to see
3 – First in/Last out – The key to talking at a boring meeting. Make a cool comment at the beginning and the end and coast through it. Its like the intro and conclusion of a book – you get 90% of
4 – Sit at the table – When you sit away from the table, people assume you are goofing off. Sitting at the table is a bold move and people assume you have to be paying attention.
5 – Create your own buzzword – Find a buzzword that makes you and your colleagues secretly laugh but sounds cool. Use it a lot to keep yourself entertained. Perhaps “synergy” “synergestic” “symbiotic”