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Do you wish you ran bet­ter meet­ings? http://ow.ly/xwgLc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Guila Muir
info@guilamuir.com

Do you wish you ran bet­ter meet­ings? By using an out­come based agenda, you will expe­ri­ence an imme­di­ate, extra­or­di­nary improvement.

What is an Outcome-Based Agenda?

Put sim­ply, an outcome-based agenda is a plan that states “what will have changed” by the end of the meeting.

You, the meet­ing leader, develop and exe­cute the meet­ing out­comes. These serve as your job descrip­tion for the meeting’s duration.

Meet­ing out­comes always begin with the words, “By the end of this meet­ing, we will have…” The verb you choose to fin­ish this state­ment is of utmost importance.

Do you see the dif­fer­ence in the exam­ples below? They are listed in the order of complexity:

  • By the end of this meet­ing, we will have discussed…”
  • By the end of this meet­ing, we will have brainstormed…”
  • By the end of this meet­ing, we will have decided…”

The biggest mis­take meet­ing lead­ers make is to promise more than the meet­ing can deliver, based on the time allot­ted. By tak­ing the time to fig­ure out exactly what is achiev­able in the time allot­ted, and by stat­ing it using the future per­fect form of the verb (“will have ________ed)” the meet­ing leader has a much bet­ter chance at success.Read more here

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