I’ve been in 30 minute meetings where 25 minutes was spent on backstory. Long, winding explanation--all in the name of "giving context." I've been guilty of it myself.
This is a losing situation for both sides: If you’re giving so much backstory, it’s less time for you to get advice or feedback. If you’re listening to the backstory, you probably already zoned out.
Cut back on as much backstory as possible. You’d be surprised how little you need to dive into a conversation.Read More