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Tips on how to prepare for an early meeting when you stay over

07 October 2015


Staying at a hotel overnight so that you can attend an early morning meeting is an enjoyable and exciting opportunity, but it’s important to remain professional. If you want the meeting to go as smoothly as the hotel stay, observe the following tips:

Don’t drink too much alcohol

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If other colleagues are staying at the same hotel, it’s natural to get together for a social meeting, but be careful not to get carried away. Arriving at a meeting with a hangover is not a good idea if you want to stay focused and attentive, let alone make a good impression.

Preparation starts the night before

ipad-823922_640Before you sleep, it’s a good idea to write down everything you need for the meeting the next day. What papers or resources do you need to take with you for the meeting? If using a laptop or tablet computer, make sure that it’s charged so that it doesn’t run out during the meeting, and have next morning’s ready and ironed if needed.

Raise your tempo

gym-592899_640Exercise is a proven way to boost your brain power, improve your mood and increase energy levels. So if your hotel has a gym or swimming pool, work out before your meeting. Alternately, exercise in your bedroom or jog outside.

Eat wisely

EHallmark Menu 2015 - Fish (2)ating a healthy breakfast boosts concentration. The best foods to eat are porridge oats, eggs and fresh fruit, but avoid too much sugar.

Visualise

At some point, spend a few minutes imagining yourself at the meeting. Visualise yourself contributing positively to the meeting’s outcome. Research has shown that the process of visualisation improves performance.

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Get a good night’s sleep

640px-Trento-Mercatino_dei_Gaudenti-alarm_clocksTo get the most out of the meeting, turn off the TV and lights at a sensible time and get plenty of shut-eye.

With adequate preparation, you can make an early meeting very productive, especially if you make Hallmark Hotels your choice for an overnight stay.

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