Your next meeting should be silent Here’s how to change the conversation Meetings can be completely sidelined in the first 30 seconds. There’s one in every group: the guy who opens his mouth first.… Open at source
This silence, paradoxically, allows us all the same amount of time to speak our mind….except we’re doing it in our heads first, and on a shared canvas second. Everyone’s voice can be heard equally in this way.
People respond instead of think.When someone shares their first thoughts and opinions on a particular idea, we frame what we say next based on a response to what the first person said. We agree or we don’t. We offer a “Yes and…” or a “No, but…”
A silent meeting isn’t getting everyone in a conference room to stare at each other in awkward silence for an hour. It looks more like reading, writing, thinking, and processing ideas and solutions internally before sharing them with a group.