Visual aids are often overlooked at meetings. This video goes into the advantages of using visual aids, including increased control, greater understanding, and better retention. For example, actions could be projected up as they are added.
- Visual aids are hugely overlooked in meetings.…Most of us think visually and yet, in a meeting,…we just sit around in a world of just words…and we can't even see the words.…We can only hear them.…So, the best meetings have diagrams and arrows…and mind maps and these require either a flip chart…with paper on or a whiteboard with decent pens…or a projector linked to a PC or maybe a tablet…with a stylus so that you can draw things…and project them straight up.…
There are four main advantages of making things visual…and they're not obvious.…First is control of the meeting.…If you're in charge of the meeting, and you've got the pen…or the iPad stylus, you've got control.…You can make sure that only one person talks at a time…and that everything gets recorded…and that only the good ideas get recorded…and you decide what's a good idea and what isn't.…The second advantage is understanding.…You often get misunderstandings when only words are used.…
Just think of when someone gives you directions.…Turn right at the big roundabout,…
- 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.