Now imagine that after finishing that lunch, you went to another meeting and found out they were serving lunch.
You would most likely either politely decline or attempt to stuff yourself further. In both situations, you are uncomfortable and usually wish that the person had notified you ahead of time about the fact that they were preparing lunch.
Similarly, in one on one meetings when you're given things you didn't ask for and it leads to dozens of wasted folders, scripts, headshots, tchotchkies, etc.
So here's the way to look at this:
If you have a one on one scheduled find out if the other person already ate.
You probably have a whole bunch of material you could share with them. It could be folders, graphs, a PowerPoint, etc. but if they are not interested in seeing or taking any of it, you are wasting time and attention. Ask before you meet with them if they are interested in receiving any of your materials. Remember, nothing is more aggravating than carrying around a folder or a binder that you didn't even want to begin with.
If you avoid giving others stomachaches, they are more likely to tell their friends about you and your work.
If you give them a bad stomachace, they'll be sure to tell everyone to stay away from your house.
The choice is yours.
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