The dreaded meeting! No time for meetings….they are boring…I don’t need to be here. If these are the things that spring to mind when attending meetings – your meetings are out of touch with the modern meeting. The modern meeting is about action, not reporting; it’s about ideas; not following directions; and its about making things happen.
Here are 3 tips to bring your meeting into the 21st century:
- Make sure everyone knows what you are trying to achieve during the meeting. What are we going to change, action, or understand after we split.
- Keep the amount of items short, but conversation deep. Better to handle fewer items with quality input/output than just go through a list that you could have tackled via phone or email.
- Entertain. Bring something from the outside to your meeting. A video, a picture, an article. This should give context and bring an alternative perspective. It could just be a comment from someone unrelated to your business. People remember the unexpected.
The list goes on…but holding effective meetings is simple: book a great external environment, create a mission for the meet up, and action orientate the result.