Email and Meetings Don’t Mix

It’s never a good idea to send an email while you’re in a meeting.

Don’t write or send email while you’re in a meeting.

People are talking. Your attention is fragmented. You’re rushing to compose your message so you don’t get called on before you’ve had a chance to tune back in to the discussion.

Not the best time to be crafting a work-related document (and remember, email is a work-related document) that will reflect on your professionalism and intelligence.

About the Author

Robbie Hyman is a professional communications and public affairs writer. He has 15 years’ experience writing for nonprofits, small business and multibillion-dollar international organizations and is available as a freelance writer for federal agencies.

Robbie has written thousands of pages of content, including white papers, speeches, published articles, reports, manuals, newsletters, video scripts, advertisements, technical document and other materials. He is also co-founder of, an online course that teaches smart money habits to teenagers.