Look around could it bring somebody down
If I never made a sound again?
Who sucked out the feeling?
--Sucked Out by Superdrag
Quick thought while I'm on vacation. Let's say you're on a conference call, you've got 3 people in a room and either another person or team on the other line. Something comes up you're not sure about or perhaps you have a disagreement on your end - in your room. To resolve the issue, you make the decision to mute your line so you can discuss on your end without being heard.
You just sucked all the good times and trust out of the relationship. If not forever, for awhile.
I'm not talking about two sides battling on an issue. I'm talking about two or more parties working for a common good, be it a project, an initiative or a product launch.
You muted your line. #Interesting
Who sucked out the feeling? You did. We'll be on the other end feeling small. Holler when it's time for the kids to come back in the room!
Unless you're negotiating an armistice to an armed conflict or a legal matter, just tell people you're going to discuss and get back to them. That feels 100 times better than a 2-minute mute session.
Enjoy the Superdrag video below. If you've heard this cut, tell me you haven't screamed the chorus along with the lead singer of average talent.