Be On Time
Whether you are going to a business meeting in a conference room, or just a video conference, you should make sure to be on time. No one wants to be stuck waiting for someone to show up. It is rude and makes your associates think that you are too busy to be bothered at the moment. This can result in lost sales and customers.
Whether you are attending a business meeting in front of your CEO, or just a webinar, you should strive for a professional attitude. This means showing respect to all involved, dressing in business attire and knowing how to get down to business without wasting the time of others. This will be especially important if you are meeting with customers or another outside client and you need to make an impression.
Have a meeting planner, or some sort of agenda that everyone can see ahead of time. This will allow everyone to prepare for the meeting and you will know what the key points are. If everyone is organized, it will allow for the business meeting to be run smoothly and to the maximum benefit of those involved. If your company is in event planning, it is usually a good idea to have a business meeting every so often to keep everyone informed on how preparations are progressing.
Having a solid business meeting can keep everyone on the same page and allow for better communication. These meetings can be the only times when the marketing department might be able to talk to the sales staff, and vice versa. Time is precious, so these meetings should start on time and get down to business as soon as possible. If that can happen, a productive business meeting can be had.