But I bet they’d like to be in it to watch!
I came across this article whilst catching up with the latest HR news and whilst I would NOT recommend you actually do this, I did find it amusing!
Dreading another boring company meeting?
Don’t despair, have some fun with it! Make it more exciting and memorable by trying some of these Ways to Liven Up a Meeting:
Spill coffee on the conference table. Make a little paper boat and sail it down the table.
Give a broad wink to someone else at the table. In time, wink at everyone.
Occasionally turn to the person next to you and twirl your index finger around your ear as if to indicate that the speaker is slightly crazy and everybody knows it.
Bring a hand puppet, preferably an animal. Ask it to clarify difficult points.
When there is a call for questions, lean back in your chair, prop your feet up on the table, smile contentedly, and say, “Well, here’s the way I see it, J.B…” (or any other impressive-sounding initials that are not actually your boss’).
Bring a small mountain of computer printouts to the meeting. Include some old-fashioned fanfold paper for dramatic effect. Every time the speaker makes a point, check for it in one of the printouts. Pretend to find substantiating evidence, nod vigorously, and say, “uh-huh, uh-huh!”
Stay behind as everyone else, including the boss, leaves. Thank them for
see, I bet your smiling!
I believe this was written by our international counterparts! for real HR advice on how to handle a difficult meeting, give us a call! firstname.lastname@example.org