Improve the meetings you lead by self-evaluating your current facilitation skills. Add three new skills to your calendar for the next five meetings you conduct.
- It's time for a quick self evaluation…of your meeting facilitation skills.…Which of the following actions…are you consistent about doing?…Those are your strengths, keep them up.…Also, identify three new behaviors…that would help you run more effective meetings.…These new actions might happen…before the meeting even takes place.…For example, you could send an agenda with ways…people can prepare and a time frame for each item,…or you could spend time planning the questions…you will ask to spark great discussion.…
If you have remote attendees,…schedule meeting times that accommodate them…or at least rotate times so no one has to be the person…that's always up in the middle of the night.…Now, during your meeting,…ensure that everyone participates.…Your new action could be to ask a great question…and then wait in silence for people to share ideas,…or hold the floor for people if others try to interrupt.…For example, John, what are your ideas?…And then wait in silence.…
If someone interrupts, say, hold that thought, please,…
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- Recall the four pillars of a business scenario.
- Explore the term 'people' in the context of a communication scenario.
- Recall how the Think, Feel, Do model applies to a communication scenario.
- Identify the parts of the message in a communication scenario.
- Recognize the 'channel' in a communication scenario.
- Apply the importance of context in a communication event.
- Review the most important components of listening.