Question And Questioner

One of the most amazing things my father ever taught me was that, ‘There are no stupid questions, only stupid questioners’.

When to ask a question and why? What makes a stupid questioner? And the different types of questions.

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How To Summarise A Business Meeting Into The Minutes Of Meeting

There are no re-do’s, re-takes or rewinds in a live business meeting. If you cannot keep up, you will not only not be able to provide effective input during the session but you will also not be able to create successful summaries or Minutes of Meeting, so practicing will actually help you to succeed in your career.

This video will show you how to effectively summarise a business meeting into the Minutes of Meeting.

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Minutes Of A Business Meeting

One of the most important ways of ensuring that a meeting achieves results, and is thus successful, is to record the Minutes of that meeting.

It is a written / digital record of what was discussed and agreed.

There is so much a person can learn from any Minutes Of Meeting if one knows what to look for and so it is also a vital management tool.

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How To Interrupt A Belittling Bully Troublemaker In A Meeting Or Presentation

Make no mistake, you will at some stage be challenged by your audience, as you lead a business meeting or presentation. You need to be ready, with a plan of action, to deal with it effectively, to know when and how to escalate (to increase, raise, or to become more intense in) your response to any challenge.

This video not only explains the difference between a belittling bully and a troublemaker in a business environment, but it also provides 4 clear levels of escalation, in terms of your response.

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How To Interrupt An Audience To Start A Meeting Or Presentation

Have you ever run a meeting or presentation where your audience continues speaking after they have taken a seat?

Have you ever felt unsure of how to interrupt them to get your meeting started?

This video offers verbal (spoken) and non-verbal (unspoken) options on how to do that.

It also provides the reasons for holding or having a meeting, as well as offering reasons why audience participation is usually a good thing. However, there are certain circumstances where we will need to interrupt our audience because it is hampering (harming) the success of our meeting.

Naturally, not being able to start a meeting on time will prevent your meeting from being a success, and so it is the first occasion when we will need to interrupt our audience during the meeting.

It is also the first time you would need to assert (show) yourself as the meeting leader or risk losing control of your meeting because if you start weakly your attendees will run right over you.

Consider how you would feel if you attended a meeting or presentation and the meeting lead (chair) starts by nervously and quietly mumbling something. Would you feel that that person has confidence and that they will know what they are talking about? Have they shown you, from the start, that they will lead the meeting properly and not waste your time? It is most likely that you will view them as unprofessional and that you will then not respect them, their work, their ability to lead the meeting or presentation, or their opinions going forward. So, it is vital that you get it right first time by preparing how you would handle it in advance, until it becomes an automatic part of your meeting leadership skill.

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  4. Business English Tests
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Why It’s Important To Control A Business Meeting Or Presentation

Did you know that being able to effectively control a business meeting or presentation will have both short-term and long-term benefits for your own career, as well as for the company you work for?

This short YouTube video provides good reasons to learn how to properly manage and control your business meetings and presentations.

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