Remember, you’re a lot more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.” – Andy Rooney
Are you going into a meeting today to introduce an idea, request funding, or propose a program?
Did you know its success depends on whether you get people’s eyebrows up in the first 60 seconds?
People at many meetings are either jockeying to get THEIR idea heard – or they’re bored, distracted or just waiting for the meeting to be over so they can go back to work on the UPO’s (Unidentified Piled Objects) stacking up on their desk.
The good news is, you can test in advance whether your idea is going to get any traction.
Just ask a colleague for 60 seconds of their time.
Explain your idea/proposal/request to them…using the exact same 60 second opening you’ll use in the meeting.
Now, watch their eyebrows. Read the rest of this entry »