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.