Prepare the conversation.
- Why are we having this conversation?
Your time is valuable, other people's time is valuable. If you need to use this time, the least you can do is to prepare it. Things such as "what do you want to achieve?", "What info you need to give?", and all following...
- What do you expect from the meeting?
How many times do you go to a meeting without thinking what's the outcome you want from it?
- Try to understand the audience.:
- How can I get to my audience better?.