Effective Meetings - Planning, Process, and Results
By Dave Lewis
Making the meeting work. Meetings are usually held to inform, set or define a policy, solve a problem, brainstorm for new ideas, or review status.
Preparation is essential and involves arranging for an appropriate meeting room, visual aids, coffee breaks and other details vital to a successful session.
Being able to manage the meeting often depends on the leader's ability to serve as a facilitator, to listen actively and to use direct, open-ended, reverse and relay questions effectively.
This book will help you establish proven techniques for planning and holding various types of meetings:
- The Information Meeting--learn role-plays, tests, buzz sessions, and other techniques for getting participants involved
- The Policy Meeting--learn how to maintain objectivity and to get full audience participation
- The Problem-Solving Meeting--learn the techniques to lead a group to meaningful consensus
- The Brainstorming Meeting--learn to identify distinctive areas or problems that require a creative approach
- The Project Meeting--learn how progress checks are taken and measured, accountabilities are clarified, and resources adjusted