Revealing what the body language means around the Board Table

One of the most effective ways to make sure your meeting is productive is to know how everyone in the room feels about being there. With that information, you can learn who to directly engage with, or even think about wrapping up the meeting early. If they are all listening and engaged, great. But if not, you might as well not have the meeting at all. How many times have meetings been progressing where half the people in the room are staring at their phones? Staring at phones is a relatively obvious way of recognising that people aren’t engaged. But what else can you look out for? Body language is a more subtle way of working out how they are feeling. For example, if you are standing having a chat to someone look at where their feet are pointing. If they are pointing towards the door, then it means they…