This video explores how to determine whether you should go to a meeting or not. Consider visibility, influence, and actions given to those who aren't there.
- The first thing you should consider…when you get an invitation…to attend a meeting is should you go.…This is actually the same for all of time management.…Saying no is the first option,…because your time is precious…and you don't have enough time…to do everything that you want to do.…And meetings are usually quite a large chunk of time,…so do you need to go?…Do you want to go?…What's your objective at the meeting?…Because if you don't have a clear objective,…then why are you going?…I think it's easy to assume that you have to go…to every meeting that you're invited to,…but you really don't.…
And if you're wondering how to decide,…your decision about whether to go might be based…on these 10 short questions.…First, do they need my contribution?…Next, how much do I care about what gets decided?…Is there a significant risk that I'll regret not going?…Will I look really bad if I don't go?…Will it be good for my visibility just to be at the meeting?…How much influence will I be able to have on the outcomes?…What percentage of the time will I be contributing?…
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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.