Planning Is the Best Way
A mobile phone is the most useful and widely used telecommunication device ever invented. It has made possible staying in contact with your friends, family and business contacts. However, the major disadvantage and possibly the only disadvantage of a mobile phone is that it starts ringing any time, anywhere without any warning.
The situation becomes very difficult when you are attending an important business meeting and your phone starts ringing all of a sudden. It is not only embarrassing, but it also affects the outcome of your business meeting--you never know how the other person will react to it. The best way to avoid such situations is to plan your schedule so that no one calls you at awkward times.
However, urgent calls can come at any time and that is why they are termed urgent calls. Here is a list of steps that throw light on different ways of answering a cell phone in a meeting.
1. Always keep your mobile phone in silent or meeting mode before you get inside the meeting room. It must be made a habit to keep your phone in silent mode during office hours so that even if you forget that you are inside the meeting room, the phone will already be in the meeting or silent mode.
2. Whenever you get a phone call, ignore phone calls from unknown numbers. You surely do not want to attend to a phone call from an insurance agent telling you about insurance policies when you are sitting in an important meeting.
3. Make sure you excuse yourself before taking the phone call and be honest in doing so. Telling that you have to attend a phone call would not hurt anyone because, after all, we are all humans.