Running Effective Meetings

Running Effective Meetings

The late Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith observed that 'Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything'.

Running Effective Meetings
  • What Makes A Meeting Ineffective?

    The late Harvard economist John Kenneth Gailbraith observed that 'Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything'.

  • What Makes A Meeting Effective?

    In our previous video we considered the elements that get in the way of a successful meeting. Now, let's take a moment to consider the things that work.

  • Decide If A Meeting Is Necessary

    This film explores the idea of 'being there' and considers the question: Is this meeting actually necessary?

  • Effective Agendas

    In this video we carry out a development exercise around creating an effective agenda by comparing two different versions.

  • How To Prepare For Meetings

    The next series of videos focus on how to prepare for meetings.

  • Invite The Right People

    Sometimes we've been forced to attend a conference call, video conference or face to face meeting but the topic had nothing to do with us, our team, or our area of expertise.

  • Know Your Outcome

    One of the best ways to imbue your meetings with a sense of purpose is to define your outcome and, most critically, communicate that outcome to meeting participants.

  • Set An Agenda

    A meeting with no clear agenda, no clear purpose or no organisation, is probably not a meeting you would like to attend!

  • Body Language

    American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 'Your actions speak so loud, I cannot hear what you are saying.' Never has a truer word been said about the power of non-verbal communication, or body language, as it's better known.

  • Communication

    At its root, running an effective meeting is about clearly communicating goals and ideas to clients, colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Conference Calls Do's & Don'ts

    On an audio conference call, how do you get your message across clearly and expressively when you can't see the other participants?

  • Dealing With Disruptive People

    Often, the key to dealing with disruptive behaviors in a meeting is how you go about it.

  • Energy

    Energy is the key to delivering your message in a way that stimulates the people around you.

  • Finish Strong

    If a meeting ends in the right way there's a sense of completion and satisfaction. Here are some ideas around how to achieve that.

  • From The Top

    Here are a few tips to help kick off your meeting with clarity, intention, and (most importantly) collegiality, or the human touch.

  • Involve Your People

    In a meeting, sometimes participants can feel left out and disengaged unless they've been given a specific reason for being there.

  • Language Choices

    How much of this can you listen to before you want to push fast-forward? 'Um, welcome. Uhhhhhh, I, um‚ you know, was, ummmm, looking at the agenda.'

  • Personality Styles

    The meeting has started well but how do you keep up the momentum? Here are some answers.

  • Tone

    Whether you're sending out information about a meeting, or conducting the meeting itself, pay attention to your tone; how you say something is as important as what you say.

  • Video Conferences Do's & Dont's

    Video conferences provide the opportunity to be both seen and heard. Here are a few specific dos and don'ts to keep in mind.

  • What About Virtual Meetings?

    How should you conduct a virtual meeting? Do the same rules apply as in a face to face meeting? If not, what's different?

  • What Happens After The Meeting

    When your meeting is over, there are certain things you can do that can help to embed ideas and remind people of action items.

  • Actions - Running Effective Meetings

    In this final video, Paul poses some final questions. When it comes running more effective meetings, what are the things you now need to stop, start or continue?

  • Running Effective Meetings: Course Notes

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