Meeting Etiquette


Tuesday, March 11, 2014/Categories: Entries

Meeting Etiquette

Have you ever been in a meeting, addressed someone with a question and gotten a completely nonsensical answer. Or the person just talks in circles with words that do not answer the question??

I am always tempted (and when I ran sales meetings at my dealership there is a good chance I actually said this out loud) to say "AM I SPEAKING ENGLISH?" "CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME IF I AM SPEAKING ENGLISH?"

Another approach would be to just say "Are you fucking kidding me with that bullshit response?"

In a meeting (not held with people I actually employ) I try to be more diplomatic. I repeat my question, I then say something like "I must not be explaining myself well, does someone else understand what I am asking - maybe you could help me rephrase it." I know damn good and well that my question is most likely stated correctly and succinctly. I have been called a lot of things in my day, stupid is not generally one of them. Occasionally I have been called blond, a dipshit, or been ask if I am paying attention. I will admit that there are plenty of times that I have not been paying attention. I have a limited attention span. This is especially true if the person talking is a complete dumb ass, just talking to hear themselves speak, or talking past the sale...........

Life is short people. Ask good questions. Use as few words as possible to get your point across, or your questioned phrased. And for the love of God do not talk past the sale..............there are many opportunities where silence really is golden. So shut your pie hole and listen.

The Gym Bitch

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