First off, you need to be at the meeting fifteen minutes early. This way you have built in time to park, find the meeting place and get situated before the meeting begins. If you were to arrive exactly on time, you’d still be getting settle as the meeting begins, which may come across as sloppy or disrespectful.
You also need to have all your materials with you. To show up to a meeting without all the proper papers and such is beyond rude, and shows those you are meeting with that you don’t care about your job or the project at hand. Have everything you need with you so that you can show those involved that you care about the work and are prepared to discuss anything.
You also need to make sure you are dressed appropriately, and stand when you are being introduced. Whatever you do, do not bring a snack or food if the meeting is not a breakfasts or lunch meeting. Water or coffee is fine, just moderate amounts so that you don’t have to leave for a bathroom break.
Fabio Mendez appreciates when those he meets with follow proper business meeting etiquette. If you consistently act appropriately and politely, you may find it could help advance your career.