The Ins & Outs of planning a great meeting

November 25, 2008

Alli Gerkman of Next Generation Event chats about helpful hints and resources for planning effective meetings. I found these suggestions extremely helpful as they can apply to a professional in any industry.

She references a great post by Guy Kawasaki on things to consider for effective and powerful meetings:

  • Start on time even if everyone isn’t there because they will be next time
  • Invite the fewest people possible to the meeting
  • Set an agenda for exactly what’s going to happen at the meeting
  • End on time so that everyone focuses on the pertinent issues
  • Send an email to all participants that confirms decisions reviews action items.