Every type of meeting needs an agenda. This video goes into how agendas vary for the type of meeting and how to decide on the order of points on the agenda. In addition, learn about allocating names to agenda items and setting the right tone with the agenda.
- The Agenda…is by far the most important document at the meeting,…and yet amazingly some meetings don't have agendas.…You might be tempted to think…the meeting's only going to cover one thing.…Do we really need an agenda?…Well yes, I think we do.…I think you can always break that one thing down…into the sections that need to be discussed.…Otherwise you're bound to have a wobbly mass of discussion…with no progress made.…Even a Problem-Solving Meeting can be structured.…
You can think about defining the problem,…possible solutions, choosing a solution,…implementation plans, possible risks with the plan, etc.…And certainly your Team Meeting should have an agenda.…Probably each person talks about what they've done,…what they plan to do, and any problems they're stuck on.…Some people have a little five minute egg timer…to keep each person on track at the weekly meeting.…And at a Communication Meeting…where it's mainly just a one way talk from you…to a group of people,…perhaps with some questions at the end,…you would still ideally have an agenda,…
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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.