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How Not to
Conduct a
Meeting
7 Mistakes That’ll Ruin
Your Progress
Have a Vague Agenda
If there’s little to no agenda or time parameters,
you’re headed for trouble.
Late Start
This is a surefire way to
send signals that you’re less
than serious.
Cell Phone
Interference
Checking your cell phone or
allowing others to check theirs is a
quick way lose attention and dera...
Allow Endless
Brainstorming
Have room for brainstorming,
but give some boundaries
and focus on the objective.
Invite Too Many People
If three people are integral to the project, invite
them and no one else.
Come to No Conclusions
Convert your ideas into action plans. Great ideas
with no implementation is a time waste.
Run Overtime
Set time parameters and stick to
them. Don’t let discussions
wander down wrong paths.
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How Not to Conduct a Meeting

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Meetings that ramble, start and finish late and don't come to any conclusions are huge time wasters for all. However, if you avoid these seven common business meeting pitfalls, you can come out ahead.

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How Not to Conduct a Meeting

  1. 1. How Not to Conduct a Meeting 7 Mistakes That’ll Ruin Your Progress
  2. 2. Have a Vague Agenda If there’s little to no agenda or time parameters, you’re headed for trouble.
  3. 3. Late Start This is a surefire way to send signals that you’re less than serious.
  4. 4. Cell Phone Interference Checking your cell phone or allowing others to check theirs is a quick way lose attention and derail your meeting.
  5. 5. Allow Endless Brainstorming Have room for brainstorming, but give some boundaries and focus on the objective.
  6. 6. Invite Too Many People If three people are integral to the project, invite them and no one else.
  7. 7. Come to No Conclusions Convert your ideas into action plans. Great ideas with no implementation is a time waste.
  8. 8. Run Overtime Set time parameters and stick to them. Don’t let discussions wander down wrong paths.
  9. 9. Looking for more small business tips? Visit The Payroll Blog. Easy. Online. SurePayroll. Discover More

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