Communication curing common_meeting_ailments_(interview)

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Communication curing common_meeting_ailments_(interview)

  1. 1. Curing Common Meeting Ailments
  2. 2. Eli MinaProfessional Meeting Facilitator
  3. 3. Common Meeting Ailments“Off the Rails” – the meeting digressesfrom the planned agenda.
  4. 4. Common Meeting Ailments“Spinning Wheels” – taking too muchtime to make a point or repeating thesame point.
  5. 5. Common Meeting AilmentsTo cure “Off the Rails,” first establishwhat the agenda is and then getacceptance from all the members.
  6. 6. Common Meeting AilmentsTo cure “Spinning Wheels,” tell memberswhat needs to be accomplished and askthem to be brief and to the point.
  7. 7. Common Meeting Ailments“War Zone” – participants are readyto do battle over a controversial issueand focus on personalities instead ofthe issues.
  8. 8. Common Meeting AilmentsShift from a war zone into aconstruction zone where you work tobuild something for the organization.
  9. 9. Common Meeting AilmentsA facilitator needs to be in touch, intune and monitor the mood andwhat’s happening at the meeting.
  10. 10. Common Meeting AilmentsA facilitator needs to look at the agenda,time frame and people, and make acorrective action if and when needed.
  11. 11. Common Meeting AilmentsA remedial intervention addresses aproblem right now, during a meeting.
  12. 12. Common Meeting AilmentsA preventive intervention addresses aproblem before the next meeting, so itdoesn’t repeat itself.
  13. 13. Common Meeting AilmentsA preventive intervention gives youmore control and better management.
  14. 14. Common Meeting Ailments“Rush Hour” – making decisions fastand without thinking because time isalmost up.
  15. 15. Common Meeting AilmentsTo cure “Rush Hour” remedially, decideon what decisions need to be delayed untilthe next meeting, delegated to someoneelse or dropped altogether.
  16. 16. Common Meeting AilmentsTo cure “Rush Hour” preventively,establish a time frame, a realistic agendaand a commitment to the time frame.
  17. 17. Curing Common Meeting Ailments

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