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  • 1.  Best Practices & Tips for Conducting Effective Internal Meetings

    Posted 21 days ago
    Edited by Megha Jetley 21 days ago

    The average worker spends 3 hours weekly in business meetings, with 30% reporting even more time committed to them. Effective meetings are more than just gathering people in a room. They're crucial opportunities for collaboration, decision-making, and progress.  

    But how do you ensure your meetings are truly productive and engaging? Here's a step-by-step guide to help you master the art of meetings: 

     1) Craft an agenda: A clear agenda outlining the meeting goals, key discussion topics, and designated leaders is an essential first step. Providing this roadmap to attendees beforehand allows everyone to come prepared and ready to participate.  

    2) Start on Time: Starting and ending meetings promptly demonstrates respect for participants' time and sets expectations for an efficient, focused discussion. Ensure any meeting technology or equipment you plan to use, like projectors or conference lines, are set up and tested before the meeting starts. 

    3) Set the Stage: Take a moment at the beginning of the meeting to concisely recap the objectives and agenda. 

    4) Encourage Engagement and Participation: Ask questions, invite diverse perspectives, and allow everyone to contribute to the conversation actively. 

    5) Capture the Conversation: Designate a note taker to carefully document key decisions reached, action items assigned, deadlines, and responsibilities. Centralize meeting minutes using tools that allow team editing and simplify accessing past notes.  

    6) Keep it Focused: As the facilitator, gently guide discussions back on track if they stray from the intended agenda. 

    7) Wrap-Up and Follow-Through: Briefly summarize the main points covered, decisions made, and next steps before closing. This recap reinforces understanding and accountability.  

    Questions for you 

    • How do you improve communication during internal meetings?
    • What kind of meeting ice-breakers do you hold to engage the attendees? 

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    Megha Jetley [Designation]
    Manager
    Cvent Marketing Department
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  • 2.  RE: Best Practices & Tips for Conducting Effective Internal Meetings

    Posted 16 days ago
    • How do you improve communication during internal meetings? - circulate the agenda a few days ahead so everyone can add their own agenda items. 
    • What kind of meeting ice-breakers do you hold to engage the attendees? - we don't 


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    Justina Hulen [Designation]
    Events director
    RSLC
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  • 3.  RE: Best Practices & Tips for Conducting Effective Internal Meetings

    Posted 13 days ago

    These are the biggest ones for me. Start on time and layout the agenda. That will help keep on pace and people will feel more focused.

    2) Start on Time: Starting and ending meetings promptly demonstrates respect for participants' time and sets expectations for an efficient, focused discussion. Ensure any meeting technology or equipment you plan to use, like projectors or conference lines, are set up and tested before the meeting starts. 

    3) Set the Stage: Take a moment at the beginning of the meeting to concisely recap the objectives and agenda. 



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    Sara Ellerbroek
    Assistant Director of Sales
    JW Marriott Charlotte
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