The priority of remarks
The number of people in our meetings is getting bigger, and we have to accept certain limitations and regulations for remarks. I would suggest the following, so please comment with related ideas.
- During a talk, only short interrupting questions are welcome, not longer than a couple of sentences.
- After a talk, to avoid situations when a single person highjacks all the time, one should rise a hand before speaking.
- During discussions, those who have prepared slides (one or two) and sent them to the chairperson (to me so far) have the privilege to start first with a mini-talk, which follow the same rules as #1.
- If you wish to continue discussion after the meeting is over, you may try to invite your favorite interlocutor to have a lunch/coffee together. As for me, I would be happy to get that sort of invitation.