On one of the meetings, our constituency ran late and exceeded the time allocated, eating into the time of the next group coming in. Apparently, the team that was before us also ate into our 10 minutes. If you add room transition times, we started 20 minutes late. To make matters interesting, Staff told us our meeting allocated time had been changed from 90 minutes to 60 minutes. We were virtually thrown out of the room, in a rather undiplomatic fashion I must add after our time was up.

I approached the Ombudsman  Chris LaHatte and his mate Herb Waye on seeking clarification on how such matters should be handled. After listening very carefully, he approached both teams and came up with this blog post.  

Lesson learned: I must acknowledge some meeting Chairs are terrible at controlling speakers who go on and on and on and on and on and on and on … Yawn


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