How to Run truly Productive Meetings – and add value

Learn to Run Great Meetings, Raise Your Profile and Boost Productivity
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How to Run truly Productive Meetings – and add value

Learn to Run Great Meetings, Raise Your Profile and Boost Productivity
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course teaches you seven great strategies to:

    ·reduce the NUMBER of wasteful meetings

    ·make every meeting you DO hold give great returns

    ·run meetings that ENGAGE and energise people

    ·figure out what your meetings COST YOU right now.

    ·a chance to stand out as a manager who can run HIGH PAYBACK meetings

There don’t seem to be managers that can run good meetings – let alone great ones. ‘Pointless Meetings’ is the joint number one time-waster for business people, according to the Microsoft Office Productivity global survey.

As for interest and engagement - nearly three quarters of us try doing our own personal work during meetings. The true cost of meetings is often hidden. But not anymore. As well as showing you how to facilitate meetings, it gives great protocols for the whole team and for all types of meetings.

The principles have been tried and tested in classroom training courses in UK, Scandinavia, Iceland and North Africa, in a mix of global businesses.

The short summaries give you the basics, literally, in minutes. The 12 videos and accompanying book are structured in short, 5 minute sections - and you can keep improving from the greater detail whenever you want.

If you’re a first time manager, team leader, or business operator and you’re fed up with the time and cost wasted in meetings – click on the link and make meetings work FOR you.

    • Download and read the workbook
    • Over 15 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
    • By the end of the course you will be able to facilitate meetings that add unquestionable value
    • You’ll save your colleagues from frustration and give them back their time
    • You’ll save your organisation money
    • Mangers who call or run meetings
    • Managers who attend meetings

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    The 7 Keys to High Payback Meetings
  • 1
    Introduction, what you will learn and discover
    06:33
  • 2
    Key 1: Clear Outcome
    10:25

    The key word is ‘HAVE’

    This is THE most important Key. 

    What do we want from this meeting? 

    What is the meeting supposed to produce?

    People quite rightly get the idea of asking about the purpose of a meeting, ‘What are we here to DO?’

    But the key word is ‘HAVE’.

  • 3
    Key 2 Ownership
    07:35

    One person needs to own the meeting

    This is the next most important key.

    It may sound obvious, but when it’s everybody’s responsibility, it’s nobody’s responsibility. 

    Someone, one person, needs to ‘own’ the meeting. 

    The person who chairs the meeting has the complete responsibility for its success, that is to say, the degree to which it produces the outcome named in Key number 1.

  • 4
    Key 3 A Clear Agenda
    12:42

    Don’t stray from it.

    If you’ve correctly established the meeting’s outcome, the agenda is the road map to get you there.

    Don’t stray from it.

    We all have different views and feelings and we all want to be heard - and as a manager or chairperson of a meeting - you definitely want to hear what people think. 

    But take a physical note of any views that don’t directly relate to the subject matter, and elegantly promise the person you’ll take it up in some other way or at some other meeting, but stick to the agenda. 

  • 5
    Key 4 Start And End On Time
    07:19

    It takes time to get from one meeting to another

    To allow everyone to come late is purely a habit, a cultural habit. 

    Break the habit by disagreeing with it and by setting the example. 

    Next to Key 1, Key 4 is probably the most vital key in terms of saving people’s time - and the organisation’s money.

    Do not allow people to accept a meeting scheduled ’09:00  to 10:00’ and then accept another ’10:00 to 11:00’. 

  • 6
    Key 5 Everybody Prepared
    03:48

    Allow enough time between meetings to prepare

    How much preparation each individual needs will depend on the type of meeting and the level of input expected. 

    It’s the individual’s responsibility to allow enough time between meetings to prepare (see Key 4).

    One way to save time, unless it is purely a briefing meeting, is to not waste everyone’s time ‘bringing them up to speed’. 

  • 7
    Key 6 Appropriate attendance
    06:50

    Each meeting is a team activity

    Remember the outcome question in Key 1? “If we have a successful meeting, what will we have that we didn’t have before ?”. 

    If you get Key 1 right, only those people who can contribute to the outcome should be at your meeting. 

    You should invite people (and people should accept) solely on the basis of their ability to help produce the outcome. This ensures you don’t have people at your meeting who don’t need to be there. 

  • 8
    Key 7 Action Plan
    04:14

    Always end with a clear idea of who does what by when

    Provided you got a good answer to the question in Key 1, and the appropriate people attend and contribute, at least one person should  leave your meeting with new actions to do. 

    Make sure you circulate agreed action points to the people who need to know.

  • 9
    Facilitation Skills
    10:18
  • 10
    Mini Teams
    04:23
  • 11
    Team Dynamics & Facilitation - Who´s At Your Meeting? Part 1
    09:07
  • 12
    Team Dynamics & Facilitation - Who´s At Your Meeting? Part 2
    09:53
  • SECTION 2:
    Workbook and Extra documents
  • 13
    Complete 45 page workbook
    45 pages
  • 14
    Survey form For Your Meetings
    1 page
  • 15
    Personality Types form
    1 page

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REVIEWS

  • Patrizia Ronconi
    Excellent!

    Very complete and precise training. Good tips, very well explained.

  • Hrafnkell Proppe
    Excellent

    Straight to the point; accessible and clearly expressed.

  • Dr Pratik Agarwal
    MEETINGS REVISITED

    A simplified, practical viewpoint on a tough and complex subject of meetings and parliamentary procedures that has been presented for the day to day transactions within the corporate world. Valuable and thoughtful video presentations. Effective voice, fine gestures and gesticulations and a pleasing silhouette. Undeniably Recommended!

  • Uģis Krūmiņš
    fill a checklist - are all 7 key factors implemented in your company to squeeze time for meetings

    For trained ones useful to one more time review a best practice and check situation at the place after. If some of these points missing or is week do a training at site for junior staff and organise review on-line sessions for trained ones. For new comers on the battle field would be good to know. And based on the course develop new skills implemention action plan for them self.

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