Be Better Than Blackberry (or the iPhone)

Lovely post today on Talking Points about what to do if people are paying more attention to their Blackberry/iPhone/Pre/etc than you.

My two favorite quotes from the post:

I have a simple solution for this problem. Be better than the Blackberry.

And the most important:

The Blackberry is a technological breakthrough that allows people to do something productive during meaningless meetings.

So in other words - if people are constantly are on their smart-phones than listening to your meeting - maybe the problem isn't them but the meeting (or presentation) itself.

Comments:

Thanks for the mention Mark. To continue, many people certainly do abuse their Blackberries and are rude to others in meetings by tapping away and not paying attention. And I know many colleagues who simply insist on starting their presentations and meetings by urging people to turn off their pagers, PDAs, and cellphones. But I think that also shows a degree of lack of confidence. If your presentation is good enough, people will ignore their pagers.

Posted by Joey Asher on June 23, 2009 at 12:39 AM PDT #

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