Keeping meetings productive and on topic


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Keeping meetings productive and on topic

To keep meetings moving smoothly and on time, it's very important that we keep the meeting on topic. Keeping the meeting on topic is not just the meeting leader's responsibility; it's every attendee's responsibility. However, the leader is the one who will most likely need to make small corrections if people get off course. It's natural that occasionally a meeting will drift off topic or off course. When that happens, just follow a few simple tips to bring things back on topic.

The first tip is that if someone gets off topic or is disruptive, avoid singling them out by name. Instead, direct your comments to the group as a whole. For instance, if someone starts to talk while it's another attendee's turn to speak, simply say, "let's all give Jonathan our full attention." Or if someone multitasks during the discussion, say, "let's all make sure we're not multitasking." A simple reminder to the group as a whole is usually enough, espe...

Keeping meetings productive and on topic
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Keeping meetings productive and on topic provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Dave Crenshaw as part of the Leading Productive Meetings

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