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I have multiple client projects. One client talks a lot and keeps going over slotted meeting times. I am frustrated because I can’t find a good way to cut the client off and move to my next meeting. I even tried extending time with him. This client thinks his problems are the most important and doesn’t understand the concept that I’m across multiple engagements. I’m sick of being late all of the time and having to apologize to my other teams. What do you guys do when this happens?

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Leave. Tell the client you have a hard stop, remind them a few minutes before, then go.

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^this

Start at the beginning of meeting saying you have a hard stop.

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Schedule the meetings for 25/55 mins and tell your client that you have a new policy to allow 5 mins break as people have back to back meetings . I always say these things gently and with a joke and they buy it

Say you have a hard stop, schedule it to end 5 minutes beforehand, and then leave

If they always run over its on you to schedule around that. If the client needs 90 minutes to do 60 minutes work you either drive the meeting better or schedule 90 minutes. Not his fault you are on multiple projects.

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