If you work for a large company, you’ll probably need to occasionally
attend corporate events at a
conference center in Houston. While every company may have different rules and expectations of employee
conduct at off-site corporate events, there are some basic rules of etiquette
that you should always follow. Before attending your next meeting at a
corporate meeting location, take a look at this guide to corporate meeting
Review the Agenda and Prepare Ahead of Time
So many people show up to business meetings and off-site corporate events
without even reading the meeting agenda beforehand. Reading the meeting
agenda and doing some simple preparations prior to your business meeting
is a sign of respect to your colleagues, and will allow you to participate
more effectively in meeting. If you have any questions or suggestions
about agenda items, you’ll have time to bring them up and get them
resolved before the meeting.
Handle Introductions Gracefully
If you have the opportunity to meet new colleagues in your business meeting
room, make sure to handle your introduction gracefully. Always stand up,
look the new colleague in the eye, repeat his or her name, and shake his
or her hand. This shows respect for the other person, and will ensure
that the introduction is meaningful and memorable for both of you. When
introducing others, be sure to state the person’s name clearly,
and offer a relevant fact about the person that will put the introduction
into context and act as a jumping off point for a conversation.
Take Notes and Participate Politely
During the meeting, take notes diligently so that you have something to
refer to later when you need to put agenda items into action. When you
participate in meeting discussions, be polite and deferential to others.
Don’t interrupt, talk over people, or speak out of turn. When it
is appropriate for you to speak, do so respectfully, clearly, and loudly.