You can prevent meeting hijacking

Here’s a touchy subject: when is it OK to interrupt a speaker?  Review these guidelines and be assured that sometimes, interruption is exactly what’s called for.

When he/she is

  • Exceeding their allotted time
  • Being offensive
  • Speaking off topic
  • Repeating themselves
  • Interrupting others

This is not easy, but failing to act often means that the agenda is hijacked by the dominant, talkative few. Skilled meeting facilitators learn when and how to interrupt. You can too!

2018-05-01T21:17:25+00:00

About the Author:

Beatrice Briggs is the founder and director of the International Institute for Facilitation and Change, a consulting firm based in Mexico. A Certified™ Professional Facilitator, she puts her years of experience at the service of leaders who want to make their meetings worth the time, talent and money invested in them. A native of the United States, Beatrice has lived in Mexico since 1998, working in both English and Spanish to alleviate the suffering caused by bad meetings wherever they occur.