To avoid being “The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf,’” (in other words, becoming known for holding lame, purposeless meetings), we must be sure that our meeting agendas are action-packed with value for attendees. In no time, they will realize that when you call a meeting, it’s for a good reason.
Organization, planning, and clarity ensure effective information exchange. Facilitators need to be more concise and communicate with conviction. With these qualities, you will run more productive sessions, increase performance satisfaction, and open a dialogue with the audience.
Make The Most Of Your Meeting
Meetings are valuable and necessary. A well conducted meeting, will almost always result in greater productivity and focus. The purpose is to connect people as team members, allow the sharing of ideas and objectives, not waste time. Let the attendees of your meeting have the opportunity to contribute to the process and to the results.
Take the steps to prepare and run effective meetings and you will ensure the success of your team, your project, and ultimately your company.
This information is from the Improving Communications Running Effective Meetings training class, which is a part of our Leadership & Management Training curriculum. Need to find a way to improve your overall communication skills? Register for one of our upcoming public classes in NYC.
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