Keep your meetings brief by taking to them a list of points you want to get answered at the meeting. Most people simply do not prepare and “wing it”.
But by taking just a few minutes to think through what you want from the meeting, you will be surprised at how much you can achieve.
You see, the meeting becomes yours, as you have done your homework, and ask all the questions you want answering. Whereas others will not, because they have not prepared.