If you called the meeting, all eyes are on you.
And they are waiting.
For what you are going to say and what you are going to do.
The first ten minutes are yours to set the direction and set the tone.
If you are discussing numbers and dates, come with numbers and dates – don’t spend the first ten minutes searching for them.
If you are discussing problems, come with the problem known (better yet send it out in advance).
If you are discussing slippage in releases, come with reasons why it’s late.
The first ten minutes set the tone for whether people pick up their phone or listen intently.
You want the latter, all the time.
Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US). I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.