No More Wasted Meetings

By |April 14th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

Do you dread meetings?  Worry that you will put people to sleep? Wonder whether anything that you are saying is making sense? Think that you should have just sent out an email memo instead? Every manager needs to master the skill of managing a meeting. Participants will leave a meeting chaired effectively with a sense of accomplishment and a clear understanding of future directions and tasks. If you want to chair successful meetings, follow these important steps... 1. Start on time. When you wait for latecomers, you penalise those who have arrived on time - and you inadvertently reward those who come late. Before long, everyone will arrive late. So how do you get people to your meetings on time? By starting on time! Always. 2. Get the meeting off to a business-like start. Welcome and introduce yourself and the other participants and, if necessary, explain their roles. Clarify the [...]