Do you too often find meetings boring, unproductive, repetitive, or incapable of holding your attention? If so, did you know that YOU may be the reason for that – whether you’re running the meeting or not?!
Your frame-of-mind going into the meeting sets the tone of the meeting for YOU. If you’re focused on other things, angry, frustrated about something that happened earlier, or anticipating a less-than-spectacular meeting, then you in essence have pre-determined a negative tone of the meeting. Your demeanor can also affect other attendees and their outlook of the meeting – either negatively or positively.
A positive attitude going in may be just what is needed to re-set the tone of the meeting from negative to positive. Try it and see for yourself.