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Exercises

1: Choose the best ways to minimize interruptions from visitors.
  1. Ask your visitors to call before they come for a visit

  2. Ask friends not to stop by your office

  3. Stand while talking

  4. Screen your visitors

  5. Develop rescue signals

  6. Tell the receptionist you are not accepting visitors

  7. Set a time limit for the visit

  8. Meet the visitor outside the office

2: Watch the movie clip.

Who is Jack waiting for?

Why has he chosen to wait outside of his office?

Do you think his approach helps his productivity?

Do you think it would be appropriate to meet clients in this manner?

3: Identify an effective method of limiting interruptions from visitors.
  1. Immediately ask the visitor what he or she needs

  2. Ask the visitor to come back at another time

  3. Ask the visitor if you can call him or her when you’re less busy

  4. Set a time limit for each visit




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