Course Outcomes:

  • Outline the process for clearly identifying the purpose and goals of the meeting
  • Prepare an effective agenda to control the meeting's content and pace
  • Strategize ways to keep team members engaged and interested in participating
  • Apply proven techniques for using body language, gestures, and tone of voice to project confidence and control when leading a meeting
  • Explore strategies for handling questions, objections, and conflicts during meetings

Are you looking to get more out of your meetings?

Meetings often take longer than they should, and sometimes the meeting doesn’t even accomplish what it was intended to. Meetings may include people that don’t need to be there or exclude those who should be in the know. Sometimes meetings get derailed by disagreements, or the discussion goes so far off-topic that everyone ends up lost.

Considering how much time we spend in meetings, it’s crucial to ensure there’s a good reason for them to happen, and that they accomplish their intended purpose. If the meetings you attend are not effective, the costs outweigh the benefits – both for you and for your company.

Depending on your position within your organization, you may spend anywhere from 3 to 23 hours per week in meetings. On average, if phone calls and one-on-one meetings are included, most businesspeople spend 50% of their time in meetings. Take a moment to consider how much time you spend in meetings. Are the meetings you are attending or conducting productive?

This program is designed to help you overcome the pitfalls of poor meeting management by giving you new strategies to communicate with your peers and employees. We’ll discuss the three key elements to a productive meeting: Communication Skills, Planning and Preparation, and Conducting a Productive Meeting.

By the end of the class, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills to be more efficient and effective in your meetings.

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