This is a great efficiency tip for those of you who visit your clients at their homes or premises. Booking multiple meetings on the same day forces you to be more effective and efficient, and less likely to waste time. It also helps you to stop over-servicing too much.
Have a clear agenda of what you want to cover and stick to it.
Take control of the meeting in a friendly, assertive way.
Give yourself a realistic time slot for the meeting.
Set your alarm on your mobile. I always say something along the lines of "As I can chat for England, I'm going to set my alarm to go off 15 minutes before I have to leave. That way, I can make sure we cover everything we need to cover."