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How can I stay awake during meetings?

Every two or three weeks, we have an ERT meeting and there's about 4 of us in a small room, and the guy who is giving the meeting is so mono-tone... boring as F***. I sit there and fight keeping my eyes open. I tried bringing water and sipping on, tried taking notes... nothing. Any other suggestions? Oh yeah, Coffee and Red Bulls don't work

Asked By: VetteLeo - 7/12/2006
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Put a little nip of something in your coffee. Being buzzed may make him more intresting. Plus, you will feel a little guilty for drinking during work and end up staying away because a really bad employee would not drink and sleep on the job (it is how I got through one of my college courses with professor with soothing... More
Answered By: sakeslug - 7/12/2006
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A cup of strong coffee or caffeine tablets 30 minutes before the meeting should help.
Answered By: knightofsappho - 7/12/2006
 
Bring a fan, cold air always keeps me awake, or coffee...
Answered By: PeachyFixation - 7/12/2006
 
play memory games in your head.ask questions just throw him off, give suggestions to keep your mind sharp, let him know he's losing your interest no offense.Ask him what would make his presentation more interactive for all?
Answered By: anitababy.brainwash - 7/12/2006
 
Try to get prepared in advance for the meeting, like getting informed on what the meeting will be about, who is keeping that meeting, and I think that if you know more than the one keeping the meeting, you can get involved...only by getting involved, you can stay awake, when you don't know much about the subject it's... More
Answered By: shiningthowra - 7/12/2006
 
do 50-60 jumping jacks, jog real fast in place and put ice on your eyes.
Answered By: . . - 7/12/2006
 
If you have an anonymous suggestion box, suggest that somebody else leads the meetings. Get lots of sleep the night before, and if you don't like coffee or energy drinks - drink a bunch of cola.
Answered By: chuckles - 7/12/2006
 
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