Make your meetings more productive, and ward off boardroom boredom, by becoming a well-organized meeting chair. Jacqueline Whitmore, founder and director of The Protocol School of Palm Beach in Florida, says that means you:
Distribute the meeting agenda (to decision-makers only) in advance
Start and end on time
Sit upright, being as attentive as possible
Think before you speak, without dominating the discussion
Say "thank you" to everyone who attends or gives presentations.