POWER PLAYS

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



Don't doodle



Say "thank you" to everyone who attends or gives presentations.