We'll cover off 5 different kinds of meetings, as well as the basics of great meeting management.
You'll learn the importance of creating an agenda, managing the people in the room, having clear goals, and follow up.
No matter what kind of meeting you are running, there are common issues that can be resolved with the right tools and techniques.
Creating a strong agenda will go a long way to making you a meeting rock star. Here's how you do it.
There are people in your meeting. That's great, but now they are behaving like people. Learn how to manage the common people issues in your meetings.
The simplest type of meeting is informational. Learn how and when to call people together for sharing information
Learn the reasons to call a brainstorming meeting
How you run the brainstorming meeting will determine the quality of the ideas. Learn how to facilitate the meeting and use the tools
Being a meeting rock star doesn't end with the last item on the agenda. Learn how to keep people excited.
Analyzing issues in a meeting requires the right tools to get the ideas flowing
Finding the actual problem to solve can be difficult. Using the right processes can turn a gripe session into a productive meeting
This document shows two examples. A simple mind map that I made on how to create a course & a fishbone diagram on problems with my golf swing.
The problem solving tools can seem complicated to your participants. Learn how to use examples as training tools without cutting into the meeting time.
Learn how to keep people engaged in solving the problems with a bit of structured follow up
You can make decisions in a meeting - learn how to set up the meeting to get results
The decision is made, but your rock star status isn't over. Learn how to keep the communication flowing
The end and some deals.
Perry Wilson lives in New Westminster, BC and writes under the pen name P.A. Wilson. She is a project management consultant and has more than 30 years of people and project management wisdom to share.
As an author, her love of fantasy and mystery led her to reactivate her lifelong drive to tell stories at the age of 50. Participating in National Novel Writing Month in 2008 woke the author in her resulted in the first Madeline Journey: Off Track.
Since then, she's advised and mentored budding authors on how to take the next step toward getting published.
As a member of both the Vancouver Writer's Social Group and The Federation of B.C. Writers, she has developed a method of uncovering the writing style of an author and helping them blossom.
As a Project Management Consultant, she has helped clients manage people through massive organizational change and delivered projects ranging from construction of new buildings to improving operational efficiency.