I go to many, many, many meetings. They vary in usefulness. The best ones are when (if I’m the one planning the meeting) I have done my homework and prepared an agenda, set up the technology correctly, and then followed up with action items. In other words, I’m prepared.
Do I do this every time? Noooooo. Should I? Yes! I’m going to use a real-life personal example of when I didn’t do all the right things to give you some hints about preparing for a meeting.
Here are the general guidelines, read below if you want to see what happens beyond the theory:
Face-to -face and Virtual:
I held a meeting last week that I thought I had prepared for, but I didn’t plan for contingencies.
What went wrong?
What I should have, could have done:
Here are the things I did right:
Tomorrow I’ll cover agendas, meeting workspaces, Outlook tips and some Live Meeting tips.