1. You Add Unnecessary Noise To The Meeting Room
While its good to acknowledge when someone raises don’t go on and on about how much you agree with them. Everyone heard it (or they should have). A quick ‘That’s a great point” will keep the conversation and agenda moving instead of making the meeting longer with unnecessary talk.
2. You “Overshare” Personal Experiences
Relating everything back to your own “personal experiences” is not a good idea. The meeting will get off track and turn into a biography of your life – not good.
3. You Keep Changing The Subject
Stay engaged in what is being discussed, and don’t re-rail the conversation by changing the subject.
Don’t self-indulge by interrupting others and changing the direction of the conversation just because you had a good idea.
Listening to what others are saying while at the same time move the discussion forward with thoughtful comment or encouraging gestures work best.
Legendary Rugby League coach, the late Jack Gibson once said to Steve ‘Blocker” Roach in a NSW State of Origin camp:
“Blocker, you’ve got two ears and one mouth – use them accordingly”.