Your next meeting should be silent — Daniel Stillman - Deepstash
The First Speaker Syndrome

Meetings can be completely sidelined in the first 30 seconds.

The deal is this: The first speaker sets the tone for the rest of the conversation, 

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Your next meeting should be silent — Daniel Stillman

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The problems of First Speaker Syndrome

→ People respond instead of think.

When someone shares their first thoughts, we frame what we say next based on a response to that.

→ We run with tangents.

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The solution – Silent Meetings

Silent meetings can start with:

  • Everyone reading a shared document silently, making notes of their thoughts as they go.
  • The meeting ...

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