You opened the meeting by stating the key meeting outcome, reviewing the agenda and setting a positive tone. It was professional and positive and resulted in many useful accomplishments.

Now it’s time to close out the meeting with same level of professionalism and in the same upbeat manner.

It should only take a few minutes, but an effective closing has many benefits for the team:

1. Members leave the meeting with a sense of accomplishment.

2. Members leave with a sense that their time has been well spent.

3. Members leave with clarity about key decisions and other agreements made during the meeting.

4. Members leave with a clear understanding of what they need to communicate to their managers and other stakeholders. ...

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