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Short & Sweet Meetings: 5 tips on how to run productive Meetings

Tired of never-ending, mind-numbing meetings that seem to go on forever? We've all been there. But fear not! We've got the secret sauce to transform your meetings from snooze-fests to powerhouses of productivity. Say goodbye to wasted time and hello to efficiency with these 5 expert tips from our productivity instructors worldwide.

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Unveiling the Art of Effective Meetings

Meetings don't have to be dreaded affairs that eat away at your teams' precious time. In fact, they can be the catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and progress - if done right.

We asked our Instructors across the ponds who have been delivering 'WorkingSmart in Meetings' internationally to highlight their top 5 tips that will help you run short & sweet meetings like a boss.

Tip 1: Set Clear Objectives

Ever been in a meeting where you're not quite sure why you're there or what you're supposed to accomplish? We've all been guilty of hosting such meetings, thus the importance of setting clear objectives from the get-go. Define what you want to achieve and communicate it to your team beforehand. This sets the stage for focused discussions and ensures everyone is on the same page.

Tip 2: Stick to the Agenda

Ah, the dreaded tangent - a surefire way to derail any meeting. Create a bulletproof agenda that keeps discussions on track, stay laser-focused on the topics at hand, and don't let distractions side track your progress. Remember, time is of the essence, so make every minute count.

Tip 3: Embrace Technology

Gone are the days of clunky flip charts and endless note-taking. Harness the power of technology to supercharge your sessions. From collaborative online platforms to interactive presentation tools, there's a wealth of resources at your fingertips. Embrace these tools to foster engagement, streamline communication, and make your meetings more dynamic than ever before. We recommend Microsoft Teams and OneNote and you can ask us about using these for meetings.

Tip 4: Foster Participation

A meeting is only as effective as its participants. That's why it's crucial to encourage active engagement from everyone involved by creating an inclusive environment where everyone's voice is heard. Whether it's through brainstorming sessions, group activities, or open discussions, foster a culture of participation that sparks creativity and drives results.

Tip 5: End with Actionable Insights

What good is a meeting if nothing comes of it? End on a high note by re-caping key takeaways, assign action items, and set deadlines to keep the momentum going post-meeting. By ensuring every session concludes with actionable insights, you'll transform meetings from mere talkfests into catalysts for real change.

Ready to Master the Art of Meetings?

Don't let another minute go to waste in unproductive meetings. Say goodbye to endless agendas and hello to streamlined sessions that deliver real results. It's time to work smart, not hard. Are you ready to take the plunge?

Click here to learn about WorkingSmart in Meetings and unlock the full secrets to master meetings. With the insights gleaned from this training course, you'll be well-equipped to revolutionise your approach to meetings.


Priority Management is a worldwide training company with 55 offices in 15 countries. We have successfully trained more than two million graduates in Priority workshops. Our programs help companies and people be more effective and manage their workflow in and out of the office by providing tools, processes and discipline. Simply put - A Better Way To Work! Clients range from Fortune 500 companies, small-to-medium businesses and government/military employees. Click Here to view all our courses.


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