SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS RESOURCE GUIDE
(Editor’s note: Originally posted on the MaestroConference blog here.)
We’ve pulled together a list of 11 articles that are chock-full of tips and ideas to help you host a super successful meeting so that you walk out feeling like your meeting goals were accomplished and your team is inspired to move forward!
How to Design an Agenda for an Effective Meeting
No matter what size, type or length of meeting you’re facilitating, this article gives some fantastic tips on creating a compelling agenda that works for everyone. The editorial also includes a sample meeting program and a blank template for you to create your own agenda.
8 Ground Rules for Great Meetings
Roger Schwarz, an organizational psychologist, gives some fantastic advice on setting, implementing and enforcing ground rules for your meetings. These eight rules he developed “can help teams improve their performance, working relationships, and individual well-being.”
Tips for Writing Meeting Minutes
How many times have you walked away from a meeting feeling inspired and ready to go, only to get back to your desk and have no clue where to start? This article explains why meeting minutes are important, how to avoid wasting time in your meetings and what questions you should answer in your notes for them to be most effective.
How to Write an Agenda for a Meeting
A step by step guide on how to create an agenda, including samples and tips on what to list in your plan. Also, check out Microsoft Office templates for downloadable templates.
15 Meeting Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know
I love this post and infographic from Business Insider. It breaks down the rules in fifteen bite-sized tips for both management and staff alike on how to maintain a positive and professional image while in a meeting. Do you or someone you know break any of these rules?
6 Techniques for Running Successful Meetings
In this article, Neil Patel shares the techniques he uses to “defend time, save money, preserve sanity and get the right stuff done.” He brings up some great suggestions on eliminating unnecessary time sinks and making sure everyone walks away from the meeting knowing exactly what they need to do. Brilliant!
Planning and Running a Successful Meeting
Rice University put together an excellent guide on meetings with tips on meeting prep, running the meeting and keeping meetings productive.
5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Meetings and Why it Matters
In this post, the author shares his personal story of having low engagement in meetings and what turned it around for him. He stresses the importance of individual participants and ways to get employees more engaged.
Two Things to Do After Every Meeting
These two things that should be done after every meeting seem so simple yet they’re often overlooked.
How to Cut 17 Minutes from Your Next Meeting
Mark Murphy, the author of a New York Times bestseller and this post, makes this approach to meetings a no-brainer. His super simple approach will save you lots of time.
Five Weeeeeeeeird Tips for Great Meetings
Saved the best for last! This article shares tips on how you can liven up your meeting, get everyone participating and make it FUNNNNNNNN!
Ultimately, what fits your team’s style is the best route to take, but I encourage you to try something new from one of these articles and let us know how it goes in the comments below. You never know, you might just find something that helps your team be more productive and have better meetings!