If you end a meeting, workshop, or class, just one minute early, your audience will love it. They’ll feel like you value their time. You value the attention they already gave. You’ll earn their trust. They may even wish you’d stayed around a little longer.
If you end just one minute pass the bell, the opposite happens.
They’ll feel like you do not value their time. You do not value the attention they already gave you. You did not manage their time well, and are now taking them away from crucial work. You lost their trust.
They’ll likely be thinking about all the things they haven’t done yet, and direct their frustrations to you. Good luck trying to get their attention.
Even worse, for the next dozen meetings, they’ll be wondering, are you going to go over time again?
Think long and hard about this extra minute.
What is so critical, so vital, that you need to spend it going over time, instead of sending a quick email instead?
It could be the most expensive minute you’ve ever spent.
Thanks for caring!