Meetings are a waste of time.
One person usually enjoys talking while the others can’t wait for them to stop talking.
Yet meetings are helping salespeople lose money, content creators sit and idle away their best thoughts and managers prevented from doing their jobs.
The smart meeting is a meeting with purpose.
If you haven’t defined the reason for meeting, there is no reason to hold it.
If you’re running the meeting are you talking out loud to hear your best thinking or silencing yourself to hear the best thinking of the group?
Are you on the clock? You should be because everyone has a job to do.
Get to an agreement on what has been discussed or decided.
Together come up with what steps will take place next (often even a good outcome at a meeting is lost to inaction).
Compliment those participating.
Does this sound like a meeting you would like to attend or one that you can run?
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