Join Dave Crenshaw for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening on a positive note, part of Leading Productive Meetings.
- How you open the meeting is very important,…as it has a great impact on the overall…effectiveness of the meeting.…Everybody has some responsibility…to open the meeting on a positive note.…However, the greatest responsibility rests…with the meeting leader.…So, I'll focus my tips in this video…with the leader in mind.…Consider these five steps toward opening…the meeting on a positive note.…Number one is to arrive early.…Because part of the agenda involves starting…the meeting on time, arrive well in advance of the meeting.…
I would say at least five minutes in advance.…Be ready to go the moment everyone arrives.…Second, eliminate distractions.…If you have a device that's on…and may distract you, turn it off.…If there's music playing, turn it off.…If your meeting area is not as tidy…as it could be, take a few moments…to clean up and arrange the chairs.…Make sure that any trash is thrown away.…Distractions, to any one of the five senses…can get in the way of an effective meeting.…
Removing these distractions increases…
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- Plan how to use technology successfully in your meetings.
- Determine how to select and support a meeting leader.
- Prepare what you need to make meaningful commitments in a meeting.
- Identify successful ways to initiate a meeting.
- Propose challenging ideas while promoting and maintaining healthy relationships.
- Delegate and coordinate work successfully.
- Follow up consistently to create a workplace culture of accountability.