Lisa's Cell Phone Etiquette Tips:
Ø Turn your cell phone off. At the very least, place your phone on vibration mode before meeting others so that you may be fully present to your situation.
Ø Communication is key. Communicate in advance if you know you will be receiving an important call. This will put others at ease rather than aggravate them.
Ø Never place your cell phone on the table in plain sight. Simply place your phone in your lap so that you may glance down to view the caller if need be.
Ø If you receive your important call, politely excuse yourself and conduct your conversation in private.
Ø Speak softly so that you do not disturb those around you.