If you are invited to a meeting by me:

TO vs. CC vs. BCC

  • TO indicates you are REQUIRED.
  • CC indicates that are invited, but not required.
  • BCC means I’m telling you about the invite for your information.


  • it means I’ve checked your calendar, and you are listed as free.
    If you are not free, I would have called before scheduling.
    Or left a reason why, in the invite notice.
  • Do not use “Tentative accept” without telling me why you might not make it.
  • A “Decline” is rude.  Either propose a reschedule or call me to discuss.

Conducting meetings

  • Lateness to anything shows disrespect, so don’t be late.
  • Meetings will have a purpose, some may be informational, and some will require actions to be taken.
  • At the end of the meeting, sum up what was learnt, and any actions required.