It’s all in the planning, whether you’re arranging an offsite meeting or conference, designing an agenda, organizing a seminar or even just want to add some fun into a meeting. One of the greatest tools in communications is planning a meeting. Being prepared and gathering all the appropriate team members in the same space, with the same agenda to encourage conversations and interaction. Face to face meetings recognize and accomplish your intentions and goals at a faster, more effortless pace. And I think we can all agree, efficient and valuable meetings help build more dynamic, happier and productive employees.
Meeting participants are the name of the game. Any successful meeting of course, depends on the structure and content (content! content!) but equally important are the participants and their contribution and involvement. The preparation and development of meetings takes a great deal of time, energy and resources with the ultimate goal being success. So when planning meetings it is imperative to keep in mind those attending and a way to fully support and encourage their input.
A successful meeting doesn’t happen by accident, they happen because of good meeting planning. A good meeting delivers an exceptional opportunity to share and accomplish professional goals and assist participants in reaching those goals. Here’s an example of a meeting gone wrong, horribly wrong, thanks to our friends at Funny or Die as they share another extremely funny example of what not to do.