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 7 tips to organise the most efficient business meeting

09 September 2015


Meetings help you learn and build bridges, but your time is valuable, so efficiency is crucial. Here are seven steps to help you get the most from them:

1. Confirm the basics

This should be obvious, but many meetings are let down by people simply not knowing the formalities. Make the venue and times clear, perhaps even following them up with a reminder as the meeting approaches.

2. Prepare the venue

Always confirm with the venue that you have what you need, whether it’s a suitable number of tables and chairs, or the right audiovisual equipment. It’s a disastrous start to the meeting if someone has to stand up. Carlisle boardroom high res

3. Form an agenda

Build a written idea of where you want the meeting to go beforehand. This will help to ensure that you start and finish promptly and have covered everything you intend to.

4. Make sure everyone’s prepared

Someone at every meeting turns up without a pen! Spare their embarrassment and maximise your time by having one ready for them.

5. Stay on topic

As meeting attendees relax and conversation flows, it’s easy to get sidetracked, so be sure to remain focused. Your agenda should help you here.

Hallmark Hotel Irvine 6. Take minutes

How many meetings have you been to where what you discussed has gone out of your mind the minute you left the room? If you don’t want to do it yourself, delegate the task of minute-taking to a colleague.

7. Follow up

Ask for feedback once the meeting finishes. It can only help make your meetings even more efficient in the future. With careful preparation, an offsite meeting is a powerful tool that can contribute to the success of your business. Why not speak to Hallmark Hotels for a venue that really means business? Derby conference classroom style high res  
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