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    Doing the intros in a big meeting
    Michael Stone
    Apr 17, 2023

    I have my first multi exec meeting coming up on Wednesday. Both our side and theirs.

    I’ve made it clear that I’m “chairing” the meeting so to speak and everyone is happy with that.

    This sounds dumb, but how do I go about making all the introductions? Do we sit everyone around a table and get them to introduce themselves?

    I’m nervous about getting past that initial hump of nobody knowing who the power is in the room. After that I’m sure I’ll smash it.

    Avtar Cheema
    Apr 17, 2023
    Avtar Cheema Apr 17, 2023

    Don’t be nervous, be well prepared. The more prepared you are the more relaxed.

    I would push out the agenda out a day in advance, so folk can see there will be a quick 5m of introductions, stating who they are and what their role is. Also have the agenda printed out for when they take a seat.

    Smile and keep your head up, show confidence.

    I would recommend you practise 5 or 6 times, get a couple of folk together and do a test run, or get the old teddies out and practise on them, may be not.

    Your intro needs to be spot on, and you must go first and then go around the table clockwise or anti-clockwise rather than a random selection.

    Also greet the folk as they come in.

    The more relaxed the better.

    Best of luck, I hope you smash it.

    Will Barron
    Apr 18, 2023
    Will Barron Apr 18, 2023

    Good feedback from Avtar here.

    Agenda ahead of time and include a breakdown of people who will be attending the meeting with their job titles (also subtle social pressure for them to all turn up).

    Start with a strong question.

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