While meetings can take up a lot of our time, they’re also important to brainstorm ideas, resolve issues, or make decisions that could determine a business’ longevity. Running an effective meeting requires a good management – before, during, and after – involving all the meetin'sg participants. See below for what you can do to make sure your meeting is productive and can bring your company closer to its goals.
An effective meeting starts from the very top: planning. Decide the outcome expected of a meeting to provide a clear focus of discussion. Outline meeting agenda, number of participants, and who do you think needs to attend.
Send reminder to meeting participants to ensure attendance and jot down crucial discussion pointers. Equipment wise, you want to make sure you have everything you need, such as markers, LCD, laptop, even recording devices if that is the case.
Meeting participants bring their different personalities into the room. Some tend to just listen, while some others tend to be dominating the conversation. Therefore, it’s important for the meeting coordinator to have everyone in the room speaks up and make sure all points of view are covered.