"Let's sync up." "Let's touch base." "Let's go over it."

All these phrases mean one thing: it's time to meet.

Cue the universal groan.

As meetings grow more frequent, it's easy to forget what makes meetings effective in the first place. Time is taken for granted, and instead of collaborating, most attendees are checked out: either working on something else or holding side conversations.

No wonder meetings are seen as a waste of time.

It's time to reestablish the fundamentals of meeting participation and remember that meetings are meant to benefit everyone involved, not just the host. You'll find that once you start practicing better meeting behavior, you'll get more out of it in return.

Follow this list of meeting dos and don'ts to make the most out of your meetings.

Now that you've mastered etiquette, you're ready to tackle the ultimate guide to the perfect meeting.


What are some of your meeting etiquette must-haves?

Share your tips in the comments.