When you are in a meeting it is your responsibility to participate. That is why you are there.
In order to effectively participate, you need to follow the conversation closely and consider every point being made so that you can comment and add value to the meeting. If you are not prepared to add value, why did you go to the meeting? If you are multi-tasking your ability to add value drops dramatically.
Always focus on value creation and making a difference. If you are reading your tiny screen, you are not contributing and it is obvious to everyone else in the meeting that you are not contributing.
When you are juggling e-mails, calls and texts your IQ falls 10 points. Don’t let your IQ fall 🙂