Powwownow Webinar: 'Decline! Why it's Smart to Ditch Dumb Meetings'
3rd April 2014
By Jacqui Beel
We need meetings… to share, engage, plan, solve, debate, create and motivate. But how can we make sure they are efficient and that you are getting the most out of them? In the first of our spring webinar series we looked into how to ditch those dumb meetings and make sure you are getting the most out of your time together with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
If you missed our webinar, you can view it here:
Top Tip Takeaways
Only invite people who need to be there and who can be involved
Write clear briefs and agendas. Every attendee should have a role or speciality
Ask people questions and make sure everyone has time to speak
Plan and focus your meeting by managing it to time, but don’t dominate it yourself
Meetings that go off topic with only a few people talking
Meetings that just deliver information
Meetings that are too long, too slow or with too many people
And maybe, ditch the coffee and biscuits (controversial we know!!)