24 Mar

How to Run a Meeting

Hate meeting?  Of course you do – they’re often useless, time-sucking and boring.  They don’t have to be.  I’m going to share with you how to run a meeting.  #productive

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1.  Have an Agenda and Follow It

Ever been stuck in a meeting that rambles on and on and gets nothing done?  There was probably no agenda.  Have one.  Follow it.  It makes sure that you stay on track and focused.

Also, don’t let anyone else drag you into a meeting if there’s no agenda.  Ask for one.  Feel free to explain to the person that you want to make sure that you are prepared for the meeting because you don’t want to waste their time.

2.  Take Notes

I know that taking notes during a meeting is no fun.  You want to talk!  How often have you come out of a meeting and cannot for the life of you remember what was discussed, agreed on and who has to do what.  Take notes.

They might prevent additional meetings.  No one wants additional meetings.

3.  End on Time

I’m a stickler for this one.  Finish up early?  Great!  Didn’t get everything  done?  Let everyone go and schedule a follow up meeting.  This demonstrates respect for everyone’s time, including yours.

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Meetings don’t have to suck.  If you follow these simple rules, you can get in, get out and #getshitdone

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