It’s Monday morning and I have three meetings to attend today!
I’m ready! I have organized all my paperwork needed for each meeting and have made notes. The individuals who called the meetings have provided agendas, so I have an idea of what is expected of me and all the other participants at the appointed times.
If you are chairing a meeting, here are some techniques you can use to streamline a meeting:
1. Circulate your agenda ahead of time.
2. Invite only those who need to attend.
3. Keep to your agenda.
4. Always begin your meeting right on time.
5. Push for decisions.
6. Schedule wisely.
7. Take stock.
from Simplify Your Workday by Barbara Hemphill and Pamela Quinn Gibbard