Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
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How you open the meeting is very important, as it has a great impact on the…overall effectiveness of the meeting.…Everybody has the responsibility to open the meeting on a positive note;…however, the greatest responsibility does rest with the meeting leader,…so I'll focus my training in this video with the leader in mind.…There are five steps that you can take to open meetings positively.…Number one is arrive early. Because part of the agenda is to start the meeting…on time, you want to arrive well in advance of the meeting,…I would say at least five minutes in advance and ready to go the moment everyone arrives.…
The second step is to eliminate distractions. If you have a computer monitor…that's on and may distract you, turn it off.…If there's music playing, turn it off. If your meeting area is not as tidy as it…could be, take a few moments to clean up and arrange the chairs. Make sure that…any trash is put away.…Any distraction to one of the five senses can get in the way of an effective meeting.…
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- Reducing the length and number of meetings
- Making sure everyone feels heard and appreciated
- Using one-on-one meetings to minimize workplace distractions
- Following up on meeting work<br><br>
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