Thoughts on Meetings

When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped. — Marcel Achard


9 Tips for Meetings

1. Make people show up on time

2. Always have an agenda

3. Invite the right people

4. Use email effectively – Don’t have a meeting for something that can be better communicated via email. If you just need to distribute facts, use email.

5. Use meetings to argue

6. Record your decisions

7. Kill the Powerpoints

8. Get everyone talking

9. [...]

Software and Technology

Ways to use Social Media for Effective Meetings

What ways can you use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc to make your meetings more productive? Here are a few to get you started:

1) To announce a meeting

2) Collect ideas before, during and after the meeting (Make sure the question to stimulate the new ideas is clear and focused).

3) Communicate updates on  “next steps” discussed [...]

Controlling the Meeting

Meeting Cost - iPhone App

Track the cost of meetings with this iPhone app.

Have you ever sat in a meeting, looked around at all the people who aren’t participating and wondered just how much money is being wasted?  With Meeting Cost, simply select and average salary or wage, the number of participants and start the counter.  A simple counter displays [...]