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No, No, I Wasn’t Talking to You
July 20, 2011 @ 08:38 AM | By Jill Huselton

As social creatures, we all like to talk and share things. It is tough, though, when you’re working to get something done, but instead you have to deal with a constant barrage of people coming into your office wanting something or needing an answer to a question. In the age of instant communication and immediate gratification, people don’t even wait for the “Come in” call when an office door is shut, if they even bother to knock at all.

Working from home, my only interruption is my puppy wanting to play, but I still deal with the remote ‘knockers’: the ones who send an email and two seconds later follow up with an IM telling me to check the email they just sent. Talk about not having any patience.

There’s nothing worse when you are trying to talk on an audio conference call and you’ve got someone at your door asking a question—splitting your attention means something gets missed and it is usually what someone says on the phone.

Check out this video to see if it looks familiar. Then take a quick survey and tell us about your meeting interruptions. Ever had a meeting go like this one?


Jill HuseltonJill Huselton is a senior marketing manager at InterCall. She's been in the conferencing industry for nearly 15 years, working in operations, account management and marketing, mainly based in Colorado. Before leaving the Mile-High City, she hiked a 14er, one of her top accomplishments. Now she's traded the mountains for the beach and works from a home office in North Carolina.

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