No meetings please. Only action over written words first.

Nishchal Kesarwani
Dec 4, 2013 · 3 min read

We don’t do physical meetings unless:

If most of the above is done, and now there is a genuine need of a physical meeting at your place of being, after having used web technology for meetings and video conferencing, you may proceed to transfer the amount equal to the cost of a to and fro air ticket for us and a reasonable stay in your city, no less than Rs. 25,000 in total in our bank account, per person visiting you, from our side:

For bank account info reach sunshine.banerjee@gmail.com.

Once done, you may intimate us on our email with all of the above and we will proceed to book our tickets to you shortly.

There’s nothing more annoying than meeting just to meet. Business meetings aren’t effective when a decision needs to be made or for informational purposes. You can take care of that with a simple phone call or a company-wide email with a plea for no reply.

Unless it’s a brainstorming session, a meeting should be called only to support and convey a previously made decision. A productive business meeting produces a committed plan of action. To stay on track, curb any irrelevant discussions, interruptions, and repeated points.

Begin the meeting before it starts.

“Prepare people ahead of time so you are all on the same page when you enter the room,” Wrike founder Andrew Filev advises. “Create notes and an agenda in advance and — here’s the tricky part — actually review them before the meeting starts.”

He also recommends putting key information someplace where participants can see it and discuss it in a running thread well before the actual meeting. “That way, the meeting is focused on solving problems and not just describing them,” he says. “The first 10 minutes of your meeting shouldn’t be a discussion of why you’re meeting.”

This essay is just our attempt to ensure the meeting or series of meetings during our physical presence with you are fruitful.

Note -: We detest the idea of meetings when there are more than 5 participants and ambiguous reasons for the presence of 5. We don’t however mind numerous silent observers.

If you have any doubt about our understandings of an efficient meetings, google “meetings are inefficient” or “meetings kill productivity” etc. Having said that, we don’t mean that this is always true. However, it is mostly always true when agenda of the meeting is not clear with defined boundary, unless the agenda itself is — boundless brainstorming.

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If we have the ability to ask ambitious questions, one day we will have our answers. That day we will innovate, to change the world, forever. Anyway, this is where some of our thoughts about www.preseed.in come to words. These are tales of love and progress stitched together.