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Meeting Etiquette

Meeting Etiquette

meeting etiquette is key to good business, as face-time allows for clear communication and effective decision making. But all too often, meetings run longer than they should and fail to keep attendees engaged.

Whether you're meeting with partners, vendors or employees, showcase your boardroom brilliance with these meeting musts.

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Determine The Objective

Determine The Objective

A clear goal will set the tone for the meeting and determine its direction.

Your goal should be specific and measurable. If you're expecting attendees to brainstorm, ask each participant to arrive with a list of ideas.

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Ask Yourself If Meeting Is Necessary

Ask Yourself If Meeting Is Necessary

Meetings can be expensive. To calculate the precise cost, multiply the hourly wage of each person present by the length of the gathering.

If your objective can be met through e-mail, conference call, Skype, or even a quick one-on-one discussion, skip the meeting altogether.

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Invite Decision Makers

Invite Decision Makers

The most effective meetings involve stakeholders to ensure decisions can be made immediately.

If a key decision-maker is unavailable, ask a subordinate to attend. Ideally, this person will be able to speak for their supervisor, and--at the very least--take notes and report back.

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Stand Up

Stand Up

Routine meetings designed to touch base with employees and discuss status reports can usually be accomplished in 15 minutes or less.

You'll be more likely to keep the meeting short and to the point if everyone remains standing.

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Schedule Strategically

Schedule Strategically

If you want each meeting participant to be fully engaged, avoid Monday mornings, when everyone is catching up on e-mail.

Also avoid Friday afternoons, when employees are busy wrapping up the week and looking forward to the weekend. Schedule meetings on a day and time when participants are most likely to engage.

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Set a Time Limit And Stick To It

Set a Time Limit And Stick To It

Meetings that drag on for hours cause attendees to lose patience and focus.

Attention spans are short, and time is valuable. The most productive meetings start on time and end on time.

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Prioritise The Agenda

Prioritise The Agenda

Don't leave the most important topics for last. To ensure that the highest priority objectives are met, discuss the most pertinent issues first.

That way, if someone needs to step away or leave the meeting early, you'll still have accomplished your main goals.

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Stick To The Agenda

Stick To The Agenda

The agenda is an outline--a framework--to keep everyone on topic and to maintain the meeting's flow.

The agenda should be kept to one page and should not include anything other than main topics of conversation. Sidebar conversations waste valuable time.

If participants insist on talking out of turn, step in and suggest that they talk after the meeting or schedule a separate discussion. Then segue immediately back to the topic at hand.

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Deliver Concepts Through Stories

Deliver Concepts Through Stories

When you present a group with key concepts or new ideas, especially models that are difficult to understand, explain why they should care.

Frame the issue with a quick story and use examples.

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Wrap It Up Clearly

Wrap It Up Clearly

At the end of the meeting, quickly reiterate any decisions, deadlines, and clarify any follow-up action required.

All meeting participants should understand exactly what is expected of them. Schedule any follow-up meetings immediately

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