Structured, Focused, Prepared, Engaged and Actions Delivered.
Managing an effective meeting.
Have you had trouble managing and maintaining engagement at your meetings? If so, how often do you experience this? We are confident that you answered “YES” to the first question. But you struggled to count the number of times in the second.
Of course, we have all sat through ineffective meetings, but have you ever been impressed by an extraordinary meeting facilitator or host? What made the difference?
Leading a community of just over 100,000 entrepreneurs and startups nearly every day feels like a day of meetings. With online meetings being so fundamental to how our work is conducted, what can we do to ensure we get the most value from the time invested in these discussions?
Do your leaders / does your organization have a meeting framework?
From the New York Times article and from insights from our partner Sessions.Us, the following framework is proposed for effective meeting leadership:
Pre-Session: Develop a structure with a clear agenda & define meeting objectives.
In-Session: Start on time, manage the agenda, develop ground rules including how decisions will be made, engage the team with interactive tools like breakout rooms, questions, reactions, and polls and assign accountability for action items to be achieved post-meeting.
Post-Session: Follow up on action items developed during the meeting, share recordings for people who missed the session, or review details. Keep meeting details organized. Conduct post-meeting audits to gauge the effectiveness and to progress meeting quality for future meetings.
Eprenz is a community with a social purpose to help entrepreneurs grow and succeed. Our mission is to transform 100k entrepreneurs’ journey to success while creating a world community of peace and economic equality while treating everyone with respect.
Sessions.Us, a 2021 Golden Kitty Winner, is a platform that transforms unproductive and unengaging meetings into productive and engaging sessions. The platform includes everything needed to schedule, plan, and run meetings in one unified experience. Sessions.Us includes a number of tools to help you get more out of your meetings. Download their app to starting-running meetings more effectively.
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