How to behave in a meeting
Prepare thoroughly for the meeting, if the advance has learned about his subject. You have to be ready for any issues related to your industry. Even if you believe that your views, no one will ask, prepare some good ideas and suggestions. Active participation in the meeting is a good opportunity to get a promotion.
Plan your time. If you know that the meeting can be delayed, and you have a big meeting, inform in advance someone is waiting for you. You will be able to leave only if the result of the negotiations has higher priority for the company, what's the problem, discuss colleagues. However, the chief must notify in advance. Mute phone during a meeting or turn on the answering machine so as not to interfere with the discussion and not be distracted.
Make a clear plan and provide as many facts, if you need to prepare a report. You should elaborate on the problem that is being discussed, meeting in the shortest possible time. Long, boring reports nobody delight, even if the question is very serious. For clarity, schedule or prepare a presentation. In your task is, as clear as possible the analysis of problems and search of ways of its solution. So try to be specific and logical in your story.
Let's not kill ourselves. If you are asked or you decide to speak, and a colleague is trying to cut you off, sure go ahead, but slightly raising her voice or stopping human gesture. Don't be afraid to Express their point of view, if you understand the validity of their comments. Remember that you have the same attitude to the company as all other employees, regardless of their position. But you, on its part, be careful not to kill opponents.
Do not try to attract the attention of the authorities in any way. Perform onmeeting this is necessary only if you have something to say on the matter. Unfounded criticism of the opponents will not lead to anything good, and the approval of the leadership you this method will not achieve. If you know that the chief is making unhelpful suggestions, don't be afraid to argue. However, remember that you need to point out errors in a tactful manner, just clarifying information. In order not to create conflicts, but to convince the supervisor, ask some questions which will sum it to another view on the issue. By the way, the presence of their superiors also should not prevent you to speak because the meeting is a kind of feedback form with subordinates.