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"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills
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"Make Meetings Matter" - change your working world through exceptional meeting skills

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Meetings are an act of leadership and no organisation can afford them to be mundane, routine and procedural. …

Meetings are an act of leadership and no organisation can afford them to be mundane, routine and procedural.
It is easy to forget just how influential meetings are. Collectively they have a huge impact on the organisation as well as the performance of the people within it.
This slideshow draws attention to this and provides valuable tips and hints about how to make them impactful and effective. Relevant for anyone who has to attend meetings. Vital for anyone who wants to make a significant difference in the organisation they work for.

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  • 1. Make Meetings Matter
  • 2. Make your Meetings easier
  • 3. Make your Meetings even more effective, productive and helpful
  • 4. You will either spend many hours or invest many hours in meetings
  • 5. They will remain a constant in your working world
  • 6. They will influence you and impact every part of your organisation
  • 7. Lets be honest, you cannot always control the type or number of meetings you have to attend. You can always determine your approach and investment
  • 8. collective influence Consider the in your organisation
  • 9. The collective influence of all the meetings throughout your organisation...is hugely significant
  • 10. It directly shapes the culture of your organisation. collective influence
  • 11. It directly shapes the activities of your organisation. collective influence
  • 12. It also shapes the performance of your organisation. collective influence
  • 13. It probably influences your career as well. collective influence
  • 14. This collective influence is hugely significant Meetings shape your organisation You need to shape the meetings!
  • 15. Make Meetings a USP of yours
  • 16. If you like Jonathan’s SlideShares, you will love his book! An easy to read and entertaining book that provides you with the tips, hints and techniques for meetings that make a difference. Available on Amazon right now! http://www.amazon.com/Meetings-That-Make-Difference- meetings-ebook/dp/B00ZNTBIXG
  • 17. Become a ‘meetings’ subject matter expert
  • 18. Leaders, Managers & Supervisors need to be influential at meetings Become the Role Model
  • 19. Be influential as either... Participant Facilitator Chair/Leader/Convener etc. or
  • 20. Who ‘owns’ a Meeting? Everybody attending owns responsibility for success. If you make this clear at the beginning it influences people to work together to achieve the shared goal. They look for opportunities to contribute their particular skills, knowledge and experience.
  • 21. the role of the Facilitator A wise Facilitator extracts the collective insight, knowledge, wisdom and experience of the group. Study
  • 22. The role of the Facilitator Leader Navigator Diplomat
  • 23. There are 12 key activities that good Facilitators engage in...
  • 24. There are 12 key activities that good Facilitators engage in... ...as I was saying...
  • 25. 1. Clarify the goals 2. Control proceedings 3. Steer focus and activity 4. Facilitate discussion
  • 26. 12 key activities of good Facilitators 5. Assist dynamics 6. Trigger collaboration 7. Involve everyone 8. Confirm progress
  • 27. 12 key activities of good Facilitators 9. Lead decisions 10. Capture actions 11. Set the pace 12. Manage the time
  • 28. Strong and wise leadership is required to manage difficult situations, unhelpful behaviours and counter productive processes. Facilitators influence Dynamics
  • 29. Manage conflict and disagreement Stimulate discussion and debate Avoid circular arguments and ‘rabbit holes’ Handle difficult questions Manage decision making Enable discussion and debate to flow Establish control and authority Keep focus and attention How to Influence Dynamics
  • 30. Motivating Meetings are seldom accidental ...They are driven by goals...
  • 31. ...is to Calibrate The Role of a Goal
  • 32. Create Focus Trigger Decisions Shape Thinking Stimulate Activity Provide a Benchmark Prove Success You should use Goals to...
  • 33. Let GOALS shape your meetings ...not habit or routine
  • 34. A useful overall goal... “To blend our collective wisdom, knowledge, expertise and experience - to significantly further our performance”
  • 35. Confirm what you want the meeting to achieve. It makes a big difference to your approach “To establish clarity and understanding about…” “To develop a more unified approach to…” “To move us significantly closer to…” Other options might include...
  • 36. How should you play each agenda item? Consider the following tactics... Agenda Point Goal Agenda Point Goal Agenda Point Goal Agenda Point Goal Agenda Point Goal Agenda Point Goal Agenda Point Goal
  • 37. Inform & Advise share information, insight and knowledge Use the agenda point to...
  • 38. Discuss & Explore discuss issues and explore options Use the agenda point to...
  • 39. present and defend positions and wisely weigh up options. Use the agenda point to... Debate & Evaluate
  • 40. Decide & Close make decisions and draw things to a close Use the agenda point to...
  • 41. Create and Innovate Use the agenda point to... discover new and different approaches
  • 42. Use the agenda point to... Inspire & Energise generate energy, enthusiasm and excitement to trigger a better approach.
  • 43. Warn and Caution Use the agenda point to... highlight risks and threats
  • 44. Meetings are an easy target for moans and complaints. “We have too many meetings…” “We don’t accomplish anything…” “They go on too long…” “There is too much reading…” “They are a waste of time…” “They are so boring…” If your meetings are not significantly impacting people, situations and results - change the way you do them! (Don’t stop doing them)
  • 45. All meetings are an act of leadership within the organisation Take a lead in this
  • 46. make meetings matter even more We coach leaders and leadership teams to make more of their meetings. YOUOthers
  • 47. Thanks for watching the slide show! Jonathan Frost is a Director of Discovery Coaching Limited and has been a consultant and coach for over 17 years. His focus is on enabling people to discover the practical tips, hints and techniques that are relevant to their everyday leadership life. He has extensive experience working with leaders at all levels in industries as diverse as Retail, Distribution, Utilities, Defence, Engineering, Local Government and Professional Services. If you would like to add significant value to your meetings… ...our coaching will make a difference. We would be delighted to hear from you. Email: jfrost@discoverycoaching.com web: www.discoverycoaching.com

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