STOP WHINING AT COMPANY MEETINGS

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SHOW DATE: AUGUST 8, 2013

When you’re at a team meeting, don’t use your time to bitch and complain. If you’re going to ask a question, wait for someone to answer it—don’t start immediately yammering about your problems if you don’t have any useful suggestions to offer in return.

Slowly count to three after bringing up an issue and wait for a response—after all, you’re there to resolve company matters as a team, not let off steam by whining. When other employees are complaining, the last thing you want to do is jump on the bitch bandwagon; instead, offer advice and solutions.

And if you can’t keep your mouth shut and just have to vent, it’s best you don’t say anything at all.

IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL A MEETING, GIVE SUFFICIENT NOTICE

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SHOW DATE: May 1, 2013

Sometimes you gotta cancel on someone. We get it, it happens.  But cancelling 30 minutes before an appointment is not acceptable. It says, “My time is more important than yours.”  Barring a life-threatening emergency, you’re able to give more notice than that. So be considerate and give as much notice as you can, or risk losing that sale/connection/contact forever.