When you close your meeting, summarize the actions that have been agreed upon. If possible, agree on a next date right then and there. Thank everyone. In addition, this video also explores what to do if you're running out of time and extras are brought up at the end.
- At the end of the meeting,…there are four things to be done.…First is to deal with any other business.…This is usually added at the bottom of agendas,…the idea being to keep extra stuff til the end so the…main meeting doesn't get hijacked by new things coming up.…And I agree, certainly it's better to keep…anything that's not on the agenda until the end.…But the more difficult question is whether…to let any other business in at all.…There is a school of thought that anything unplanned should…be kept until the next meeting, because otherwise, why…wasn't it raised beforehand to put on the agenda properly?…And if you finish early, then you finish early.…
You don't use up any spare time on random additional stuff.…Also, there is a risk that uncontrolled extra items…could make the meeting end raggedly or even negatively,…and it's the final item that gets remembered.…I'm not sure about this, though.…I think if people have allocated the time already,…then you may as well use it while everyone's there.…As long as the other business items are relevant…
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- Define the four types of meetings.
- Determine who needs to attend a meeting.
- Assess the ideal meeting duration.
- Produce reminders for successful meetings.
- Identify how to facilitate a successful meeting.
- Evaluate solutions for dealing with latecomers and common meeting problems.
- Assess if you should go to a meeting.
- Recognize how to make your voice heard.
- Plan remote or virtual meetings.