Secrets Of Running Effective Meetings

Meetings are common in many organisations. They are also expensive, not just in pound and dollar terms but also in terms of time.

So what are the secrets of running effective meetings?

Before the meeting

  1. Produce an agenda.
  2. Issue the agenda ahead of the meeting.
  3. Issue supporting papers ahead of the meeting.
  4. Request that papers are read before the meeting.

During the meeting

  1. Have a timeline with a time limit on each agenda item.
  2. Ask the presenter of a paper just to summarise the key points and what is required.
  3. Have an effective Chair.
  4. Summarise and play back the key points.

After the meeting

  1. Produce a list of action points.
  2. Make it clear who is doing what.

The truth is some simple changes can make a big difference to the results achieved. So what tips would you add? Why not leave a comment?

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About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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