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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

I would say it depends on the situation. It'd be fine to hold a tissue to it for a minute or two. Holding it for an hour would be distracting. If it's in any way a distraction to others in the ...
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How to ask if I can use a rewards/points card at a paid lunch?

I'm almost certain the recruiter won't mind that you at least ask to use your loyalty card, and will probably be happy and grateful that you will be saving 10% off the bill. I would bring it up before ...
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

I used to run some work meetings and attended many others that were run by other departments as well. We had many types, but all fell into the 2 categories you described, some were what we called "...
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

In my opinion "forcing" someone to participate is not the right thing to do. Someone who isn't "contributing" may be taking it all in, mentally summing up, and just waiting for the right time to ...
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How to decline after-work meeting requests from my manager, after setting a precedent of accepting them if pushed long enough to do so?

This sounds like, in the end, you are going to need to grit your teeth and stand your ground. But they are a few things you could try before that. If those are work meetings, the easiest solution ...
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How to respond to a colleague who ghosted me out for a chat?

In my experience at work, people often forget meetings, especially with subordinates or colleagues as opposed to with their managers. It probably was not a brush-off but it could have been. If you ...
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

I've often found myself not speaking up in many meetings because 1) the active participants don't leave enough room between expressions and 2) I don't believe the thoughts I'm having are very ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

I have the same issues you do from a dilated blood vessel in my nose. Dry buildings during winter are my biggest enemy and as a result I can have anywhere from 1 to 3 bloody nose incidents a day. ...
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

Normally, it's a good idea to be "inclusive." But there are times when people don't want to be included. They may be shy about expressing themselves, or whatever. There are times (critical ones) when ...
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Is it common in Russia for the first meeting to be breakfast or lunch?

I'm Russian and speaking from experience here. Meeting for breakfast or lunch is used not only for dating but also for business people. So your language practice meeting may fall into the "business" ...
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How to respond to a colleague who ghosted me out for a chat?

People miss meetings all the time. It stinks, but if he's a busy guy with a lot of stuff on his plate then just sitting down with the new hire to talk about the kinds of stuff he does is very low ...
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How to politely decline meetings on weekends?

In your case, the meeting (or avoiding a meeting) is not the final purpose, but only a means to the purpose. Your correct desired result is: How can I fulfill my role in the team, without ...
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Is it common in Russia for the first meeting to be breakfast or lunch?

Is this common in Russia as a first meeting Yes, it's quite common. And not only as of the first meeting. Coffee shops are often seen as a "neutral territory" to meet at. Some people use them for ...
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How to set up interactions with someone you are interested in after long time without contact?

You wrote: I would find myself spending the entire day chatting with her happily And also: it has probably gone too long that to try and ask for something casual will be weird enough I disagree. ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

Should I attempt to stop the bleeding while at the meeting or leave the room to take care of it? If you can choose where you sit, I'd carefully pick a seat next to someone you know that won't be ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

Step outside of the room! I get nosebleeds all the time, and my very first thought is to get to a location where I can take care of it privately. As I'm sure you know, the flow can vary dramatically ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

A couple of approaches that haven't been mentioned: Depending on the meeting, it might make sense to interrupt it long enough to note what's happening, that if it gets worse you may have to step out ...
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How to ask a C-level executive to fix their smoke detector?

I would email the person. Say that you've been hearing a beeping in some of your calls and not in others, and that you're nearly sure that this person is the common link. Apologize for being unable to ...
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Clapping in meetings

Clapping is a social convention, and social conventions will vary at the highest level across cultures, and at the lowest level within individual groups. It is possible that you have been bought by a ...
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How to stop coworker from tuning me out

I am sure your coworker realizes that abruptly turning away from you and looking at something that has nothing to do with your current conversation is rude. Any suggestions around telling them they ...
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How to ask if I can use a rewards/points card at a paid lunch?

How can you ask? - Simply mention that you have a loyalty card for the place, it will save 10% off the bill. Now what is her answer to be, surely it must be "yes"; or she will explain why it is "no". ...
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How to set up interactions with someone you are interested in after long time without contact?

"Hey, I'm going shopping this weekend for socks. Wanna come?" It's as easy as that. Do your own thing, invite her to join you. It doesn't have to be a 'date' or anything like it, just an ...
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How to set up interactions with someone you are interested in after long time without contact?

I have a feeling that you would prefer to speak with her not that straightforward about the meeting up. What about just texting her that yesterday you saw her somewhere and ask was it her? You can say ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

TL;DR: Excuse yourself and leave the meeting to assess the situation; return if possible. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one." While you don't want to miss ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

The first thing to do is to talk about it with a few people. Your boss for instance. And the meeting organizer. And maybe one or two other people that you work with on a day to day basis. These ...
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What should I do if I have a nosebleed in the middle of a meeting?

Most appropriate thing to do is step outside. It's something you probably want to deal with more privately or in an appropriate area like the washroom, especially if the meeting is on the formal side....
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

Hmm ... how about "Hey X, would you like to weigh in on this?" That is, ask them if they want to give their thoughts. If they don't, then let it be; it's too bad for the shy or apathetic one, ...
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

I think it depends on why they are quiet. The key here might be to talk to regular shy participants and ask them what would make them more comfortable participating. I've had this discussion with ...
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Is it okay to point out someone's keeping quiet in a discussion/meeting?

I do not know how this would work in Indonesia but I would say something like: Hey Sam! I'd like to make sure that you're happy with what we're deciding. In a moment I'll check in with you to ...
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