STEP SEVEN:

Prepare for the Meeting

  • Icebreakers

  • Questioning techniques

  • Effective visual aids and data

    Contingency plans

How often have you attended a meeting in which participants are asked to introduce themselves, after which come the housekeeping details, followed by a slow uninspired tempo for the rest of the meeting? Every meeting has enormous potential to be great. So

what do meeting leaders do differently to create high-energy, engaging meetings versus those that fall flat? They consciously and diligently focus on techniques that add interactivity and excite ment, build energy and momentum, and create interesting dia logue. These meeting leaders focus heavily on this step in the process because they know that once you lose ...

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