This video explores roles that you might not have thought about for your meeting, such as a time keeper, action recorder, specialist presenter, and process observer. Learn how to decide who will run a meeting, and learn about Edward de Bono's idea of someone wearing the 'black hat."
- Obviously we need the leader of the meeting,…often called the chairperson, or just the chair.…Well I think a chair sounds like a piece of furniture,…so I prefer the term leader.…Anyway, we need someone to convene the meeting and run it.…And this might rotate each time, or someone might be…generally considered as the best one to run it every time.…But as well as the leader, I think there are…five more roles that you might want to consider.…There's the time keeper, who could be the leader, as well,…or could be a separate person whose only job…is to keep everyone to time, no digressions, no waffling.…
Personally, I think it's a bit odd and distracting…to have someone doing this, since they don't have…any other authority, so how can they…tell people to hurry up?…I think it should be done by the leader,…but that's only my opinion, and I've seen it…done successfully by a separate person in some meetings.…Next, there's the recorder of actions, which, again,…could be the leader or someone else.…Certainly, the recorder needs to be someone…
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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.