Try to keep the number of attendees low, especially for virtual meetings. Meetings that repeat tend to grow as individuals get added, and it's hard to remove people. This video provides polite ways to prune meetings that have grown. In addition, learn about Doodle as an inviting tool.
- Once you've sorted out the format of the meeting,…next we have the question of who to invite to the meeting.…It's easy to think, if in doubt, invite them…because we don't want anyone to feel left out…and we don't want to have any skill gaps at the meeting.…But the problem is that each person you invite…makes the meeting more unwieldy.…If you go from four to eight people,…the whole thing will feel completely different.…It's going from an informal, fast moving group…to a formal, complicated event…with many more combinations of people to interact.…
And then there's the cost of people's time…and the logistics of organizing the meeting.…We all know how difficult it can be…to find a time that works for everyone,…sometimes it's nearly impossible.…So the key is to keep the number of attendees…as low as possible.…The one exception is the communication type meeting,…where you're telling everyone your message.…Then the numbers don't matter,…they don't affect the length or the difficulty…of the meeting.…In this case, you really might as well invite everyone…
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- Setting up meetings
- Determining who needs to attend a meeting
- Choosing your meeting duration
- Providing reminders for successful meetings
- Facilitating a successful meeting
- Getting the best out of people
- Dealing with latecomers and common meeting problems
- Deciding if you should go to a meeting
- Making your voice heard
- Managing remote or virtual meetings