Answer Phone Calls Standing Up To Get Through Them Faster

An unexpected phone call can derail your productivity quickly. Adam Furian, Group President of Timex, says that standing up during the call can reduce how much time you spend talking.

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It is amazing that the simple act of standing during a phone call will actually help shorten the call, thus saving you time. If you are standing you are less likely to be involved in idle chatting and you will get to the point of the conversation faster.

It may not work for everyone, but there's no harm in giving it a shot. Hit the link for nine more productivity tips from Adam Gurian.

Timex Group President, Adam Gurian Shares 10 Daily Productivity Tips for CEO's [YFS Magazine via Reddit]


    Do not attempt this in a cubicled office, or you will end up with a stapler to the face.
    Cubicle walls mean that conversations had when BELOW the top of those walls don't carry across the entire floor. You stand up, and you negate that effect.

    I actually stand up and walk every time I'm on a call. Personal idiosyncrasies... It certainly doesn't affect the amount of time I take on a call..

      So you can annoy more people than just staying stationary?
      You're a gem.

        No. I go outside or into an empty room but nice try. Thanks for playing.

    I actually find that standing up also lets me concentrate better and avoid distractions.

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