Today more than ever, smart phone etiquette in meetings is a topic of frustration. Maybe you’ve had this happen: You’re giving a presentation and half the people in the room are checking their smart phones or texting at some point—even your boss. You’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How do I get my coworkers to pay attention?”
At the beginning of the meeting, perhaps you asked everyone to turn off their phones. But, you can’t control everyone. Many professionals are wired to compulsively sneak a peek at their cell phone during a meeting or presentation.
In this interview I did with Money Magazine, I share several strategies for helping people keep their eyeballs on you and your presentation or meeting. These simple strategies are part of good workplace etiquette and meeting etiquette.