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January 21, 2010 / jasonpinto

Tuna Fish at your Meetings

We all have our own hang-ups.  These hang-ups cause us to avoid certain activities or to do them grudgingly.

The reason for the hang-up may have created in our own mind, or we may have had it pushed down on us from people we look up to. Whatever the reason is, a stumbling block has been put in front of us.

Sometimes the hang-up protects us. Other times, it causes us to miss our on something that could add value to our business.

Are you really eating that right now?

I know someone who despises meetings that involve people eating. The topic of the meeting could be of high importance (in a business-sense)…. but if people are chomping on tuna fish sandwiches, snacking on cheese and crackers, or eating donuts, any chance of focusing on the meeting for them is pretty much a lost cause. They can’t give the presenter/organizer attention, and they offer very little when it comes to discussion-time.

In the world of business, meetings involving food happen on a regular basis.  That hang-up could have a negative effect on that person’s success. Thus, that’s one hang-up that you would want to get over very quickly.  Eat and meet.

Taking a Bite out of Social Media

There are still many people involved in marketing that are not using social media at all. They may think it’s a waste of time. Or perhaps they believe in the opportunities it provides, but their boss frowns upon it.

If that is the case, then it is time to see what you can do to overcome that hang-up. Social media has proven to be a valuable channel for marketing activities.

Find a way to get involved, and do it with eagerness.

It may take a little while for you to get truly comfortable eating a 4-course meal in your conference room (or posting on Twitter, Facebook, or sharing videos), but in the end, it’s good for you.


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