OK, so I’m a typical Gen Xer: I’ve got MySpace, Facebook, Quechup, LinkedIn and SecondLife profiles; I subscribe to blogs and list serves and have been known to podcast. But, it never fails to amaze me how many of my peers think what they broadcast on the Internet is private. Excuse me, but if you’ve got a LiveJournal or profile page set to public, people are going to read about how you chose to play golf instead of go to work.
Cell phones are ubiquitous and unavoidable but they can be very disruptive during a meeting. Here are some ways you can set expectations during meetings to make sure everyone observes simple rules of etiquette.
Every time you meet someone, you are an ambassador for your company. Meetings and events puts planners front and center and in a business that’s built on relationships, business etiquette and good old-fashioned manners play an important role. Here are some important things to keep in mind: