About This Chapter
Leading Productive Meetings - Chapter Summary
Meetings serve the important purpose of helping employees effectively share information and accomplish goals. For a meeting to be successful, it must be purposeful, informative and well facilitated. The lessons in this chapter offer strategies that can help your employees create and lead productive workplace meetings, including:
- How to create a practical meeting agenda
- Tips for running a purposeful meeting
- Best practices for audience-centered communication
- Techniques for leading an effective meeting
- Ways to use PowerPoint in workplace meetings
You can use the fun video lessons in this chapter as a part of a corporate training session, or you can have your employees watch the videos individually on their computers or mobile devices. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam are available to help you gauge their comprehension of the concepts. You can also contact the instructors with questions you have about this chapter.
How It Helps
- Creates effective meetings: The lessons in this chapter help your employees become well-organized meeting coordinators and facilitators, which can help ensure your workplace meetings accomplish their targeted goals.
- Improves leadership qualities: As employees learn how to develop and facilitate meetings, they can improve their leadership qualities and carry over this skill to their other roles and responsibilities.
- Strengthens technological capabilities: This chapter offers tips that can help your employees become more technologically proficient, which can aid in creating higher-quality formal and informal meetings.
By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Outline the steps involved in creating a practical meeting agenda
- Explain how promptness, an agenda and meeting times contribute to a running a purposeful meeting
- Describe audience-centered communication and how it impacts meetings
- Identify facilitation techniques used to lead an effective meeting
- Discuss how to create and use PowerPoint presentations successfully in a meeting
1. Creating a Practical Meeting Agenda
A meeting without an agenda can be disorganized, run long, and be very frustrating. A meeting with an agenda can be effective, resolve pressing issues, and cover all needed topics.
2. How to Run a Purposeful Meeting
The most effectively run meetings have a few common components of preparation and execution. In this lesson, you'll learn the key components and tips for running an effective and purposeful meeting.
3. Audience-Centered Communication: Description & Effectiveness
Audience-centered communication is a type of communication where a speaker analyzes the audience to determine the content, language usage and listener expectations. It allows effective communication because the speaker can tailor messages to the needs of the listener.
4. Facilitation Techniques for Leading an Effective Meeting
Facilitating an effective meeting can be a satisfying challenge, if you are prepared and familiar with facilitation techniques. This lesson overviews how to meet the challenge of preparing for and facilitating a meeting.
5. Using PowerPoint Effectively in a Business Meeting
Have you attended a meeting in which the presenter simply read information directly from PowerPoint slides? This lesson will teach you how to craft an effective presentation that will keep your audience interested and help you avoid reading your slides.
6. Practical Application: Meeting Agenda Checklist
This checklist will help you create a meeting agenda that will ensure you have a successful meeting. Here, we'll cover the essential tasks needed prior to the meeting.
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