To succeed and get promoted in the Nigerian workplace, you have to do a whole lot. Meetings are a good opportunity to show yourself and get noticed by your boss. You just have to know the right things to do.
This article will show you the right things to do at a meeting, so you can finally earn that promotion you’ve been working for.
1. Be thankful for the opportunity
If you start talking without first appreciating everyone, especially your superiors, everyone will think you’re rude. Make sure you thank them for the opportunity to speak like “First of all, I would like to thank you all for the opportunity to speak at this meeting”. Another important thing to do is to thank whoever organized the meeting. They have done a fantastic job.
2. Thank the last speaker
You have to acknowledge the last speaker for making such a wonderful presentation. If you can, make sure everyone gives them a round of applause. Also, try to agree with some of the things they’ve said.
3. Make a presentation
Who still uses just words in big 2020. You have to make a presentation, even if all you’re talking about is how your week went. Show it on the screen. Slides, animation, go hard!
4. Never ignore calls
Instead, pick them up and say “I’m in a meeting, I’ll call you back” three times. Look round, tap your fingers on the table, smile awkwardly, apologize.
5. Take more time than you should when speaking
Only lazy people keep to the exact amount of time they were meant to speak for. Take some extra time, even though you’ve said: “I would not like to take too much of your time…”. The more you say, the more likely you are to get noticed.