Monday, April 8, 2013

Preparation for meEATings

Preparation for meEATings.

                                            I know preparation for meetings can be a pain. And the intensity of the pain depends on the duration of the meeting, the purpose,agenda, and more importantly the attendees;) for ex: If we have a performance review meeting with a stringent boss, it can be as painful as it can get.. In some rare cases, the meeting can be a pleasure too. Ex: If you have a strategy meeting with your crush from the other vertical , it just can't get better that, especially if she/he is seated bang opposite you. In such cases, its like ..The longer the better.

 And meetings are also socializing sessions, an exercise of your vocal skills, your lingual skills and your acting skills too. I know a lot of people who act their way out so brilliantly in a meeting to avoid the humiliation of failure/non -performance(psst....... yes, me). Meetings can also be occasions of fun and gaiety. Like the extremely humorous occasion when all of you forgotten why the meeting was scheduled, you discuss something else for 1.5 hrs and when you are walking out, one of the smart chaps(yes, me...hahaha) tells you all that the meeting was scheduled for a different purpose.Deviation is OK, but radical U-turns are not, you see..And any which ways, most people dont prepare elaborately for meetings. They just prepare on the way to the meeting hall/venue!(pheew, it's not me this tym, its you!)

The funniest part is when beverages and snacks are served. You prompt someone to take the snack, because you don't want to be the first , at least in this respect. You don't want to sit near the projector because you may be blocking peoples view of slides while tying to borrow the Krack-jaack! You don want to sip too fast, because you want to keep pace with the team.  You want some of the butter cookies and meanwhile you look at her/him and decide to not take more, in case it appears uncivilized. One of the interesting parts of the meeting is also when someone jokes and you really don't understand what it meant, if it was sarcastic and even if it was indirectly offending someone. Without knowing all this, you laugh! Because everyone else is laughing..

Finally, when the meeting is supposedly being concluded, rarely you have met the objectives of the meeting and you decide on the date for the next MeEATing. Ok guys, I have a meeting to attend this afternoon. the PAIN kindL:) Wish me luck. .....

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