We have all had the experience of looking at our calendar, seeing a schedule meeting, and giving an inward groan. It doesn’t have to be this way, and if you are in charge of the meeting there is a simple way to make meetings more meaningful and more productive.
This is a simple piece of advice that if taken can improve any meeting you have to run. Treat the first fifteen minutes as the most important. Set your tone, state a clear agenda and let people know what will be expected of them. Skip the chit-chat and get right down to business and most people will thank you for it.
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