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Managing Meetings

Building a Professional Relationship Together.

Jan Stafford is an entertaining speaker and professional presenter who presents programs for business audiences.Meetings can be an effective way to solve problems, make decisions and
share information; or just a frustrating waste of everybody’s time.

The difference between a productive meeting and unproductive one is how the
meeting is conducted and how everyone participates.

We know from experience that it is not always easy to run an effective
meeting.   For a meeting to be considered useful and a productive use of everybody’s time, a balance of flexibility, diplomacy, focus and a good
agenda is needed.

So ask yourself, how many meetings in your organisation currently start late?
Finish late? Don’t have an agenda, or simply aren’t managed very well?

Think about it, when was the last time any of your managers determined the effectiveness or the cost of holding a meeting?

  • How to create an agenda that gets read and get results.
  • The best ways to keep a meeting starting and running on time.
  • Techniques for documenting, agreements, assignments and events.
  • How to run brainstorming, problem solving, strategic and other types of meetings.

S E S S I O N  O U T L I N E
(One-Day Program 8:30 – 5:00pm)

Session 1

  • Why hold a meeting?
  • Different meetings for different outcomes.
  • The purpose of a meeting
  • What makes a successful meeting?
  • The roles of meeting participants and meeting ettiquette.
Session 2
  • Preparing for a meeting
  • What, Who, When, Where, Why and How?
  • Deciding on who needs to attend
  • How to put together a meeting agenda
  • Assigning meeting roles and responsibilities.
  • Preparing participants before each meeting.
Session 3
  • How to bring out the best from meeting participants
  • How to ask for and get feedback from other pafrticipants
  • Strategies for meeting participation.
  • The different methods in reaching group decisions
  • Majority vote
  • Consensus
  • Leadership decisions
  • How to make better, more consistent decisions.
Session 4
  • Keeping a meeting on time and under control.
  • Dealing with difficult people and situations
  • The Complainer, The Sniper, The Tank, The Non-Conformist, The 'Yes' People
  • Turning around a meeting that has lost its way
  • How to re-energise any group and get them re-focused.
  • Ending a meeting on time and with outcomes
  • The right way to follow-up after your meeting.

Jan Stafford - Professional Development and Coaching Facilities.
P. O. Box 1592, Hervey Bay Queensland Australia
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