Leading Effective Meetings: Beginner's Guide
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Leading Effective Meetings: Beginner's Guide

Learn how to successfully lead meetings that boost motivation and productivity while using time effectively
4.4 (427 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,845 students enrolled
Created by Markus Amanto
Last updated 5/2020
English, French [Auto], 3 more
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Plan a meeting including who to invite and why, meeting duration and any preparation needed
  • Create an agenda for the meeting that boosts engagement, makes good use of time and achieves the results desired
  • Lead well structured meetings including how to start, improve participation and how to end
  • Set up ground rules for your meetings that increase productivity and make use of proven decision making methods
  • Prepare a room or space for effective meetings both for face to face meetings and virtual ones
  • Some experience taking part in meetings, or leading meetings, is good to have, though not required

If you want to become better at leading meetings that engage participants and achieve the intended results, then this course is for you. Leading Effective Meetings: Beginner's Guide introduces you to the skills of meeting management. In this course, you’ll learn how to plan and lead meetings that get the job done and that people want to attend, and you’ll learn how to do it in a way that’s both informative and engaging.

In this course, you will:

● Learn how plan a successful meeting
● Craft an agenda for a productive meeting
● Set up a meeting structure that improves communication and results
● Create guidelines for your meetings to boost engagement
● Choose the best decision making method for different situations
● Get tips on how set up a good meeting environment, for both physical and virtual meetings

This course is also filled with activities that allow you to practice what you’re learning. Work with me over six different exercises to allow you to excel in the different parts of conducting a meeting.

Why Learn How to Lead Effective Meetings

Learning to lead effective meetings can benefit you professionally as you gain both communication skills and people skills as well as a reputation for being a person whose meetings people actually will look forward to attending. It is an excellent skill for managers of different kinds to improve results and boost your career prospects as a management professional.

Why Learn From Me

Learning how to lead effective and productive meetings can be challenging and complex. To navigate this maze,
you need combine both people skills and the ability to prepare and execute a successful meeting structure.

This course brings my teaching experience and industry know-how to you. I’ve taught leadership, communication and how to lead effective meetings for over 20 years, and I have also been a manager of teams different sizes in several parts of the globe. My teaching style is unique because it combines my extensive experience with humor and a deep care for your success.

By the end of the course, you will confidently be able to hold meetings that people actually enjoying being at and that produce actual results that benefit your organization.

Join me on this adventure today! I’ll see you inside the course.

Who this course is for:
  • New managers who are going to lead meetings in the future
  • Existing managers who have led a few meetings, but want to improve how they manage those meetings
  • Anyone else who is in a function where they will host or lead meetings
  • This course is NOT for you if you have extensive experience of leading meetings and have a reputation of highly engaging, productive meetings
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 01:06:25
+ Welcome
2 lectures 03:29

Who I am, why I created the course and overview of what the course will cover.

Preview 01:38

Discovering characteristics of past meetings, good and bad, will set you up for this course and for future success.

Preview 01:51
+ Planning the Meeting
5 lectures 11:08

While listening to this section, write down one technique you can immediately apply in your life and describe how you will apply it.

Preview 00:34

Many poor meetings can be avoided by asking yourself this question. Learn how to get clear on if a meeting is the most efficient use of time or not.

Preview 03:09

How to select who to have in the meeting. Learn to selective wisely to set up productive and well renowned meetings.

Who to Invite

How organisations around the world use different durations to their advantage. The best meeting is likely shorter than you think.

The Best Meeting Duration

Get tips on how to prepare your participants in the best ways possible.

Preparation Needed?
+ Crafting the Agenda
6 lectures 12:18

Get a brief introduction to what this section will cover and how a good agenda works it's magic.

Preview 00:42

Get tips on information to include and how in your meeting invite.

Before Creating the Agenda

How to craft an effective agenda. What to include and not. 

Creating the Agenda

Become a master of time management which is key to a successful meeting.

Getting the Timing Right

How to add the finishing touch to your agenda by tagging your meetings items by type.

Information, Discussion or Decision-Making

Using the email template you will create an actual meeting invite.

Exercise: Create a Meeting Invite
+ Meeting Structure
6 lectures 14:54

The start of the meeting sets the tone. How you can start with clarity, compassion and confidence.

Preview 02:42

A proven way to get everyone engaged in the meeting right from the start.

Using a Check-In

Getting clear on expectations is a huge time and energy saver. How to use that fact to your advantage.

Managing Expectations

Walkthrough of how to use the meeting debrief sheet for better meetings.

Using Reflection to Improve Your Meetings

How to end your meeting like a pro. 

How to End Your Meeting

Practice using expectations to become more effective in your communication.

Exercise: Clarify Expectations
+ Meeting Ground Rules
3 lectures 09:23

How to create clear and spoken guidelines that help you facilitate effective meetings

Using Guidelines or Ground Rules

How to create a clear decision-making process that helps you achieve your objectives.

Decision-Making Methods - Pros and Cons

Using the sample guidelines you will create a draft for guidelines to use at your own meetings.

Exercise: Create Guidelines
+ Different Environments and Setups
4 lectures 13:18

How to set up a meeting space that supports a productive meeting.

Choosing a Good Room or Space

A surprisingly effective way to improve some of your meetings drastically.

The Benefit of Standing Meetings

Get tips for running successful meetings when all participants are not in the same location.

Tips for Virtual Meetings

Use the room checklist to set up a meeting room.

Exercise: Improve Room Setup
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 01:55

Summary of some of the key points and an additional tip for your success as a meeting manager.

In Closing