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Meeting story

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Meeting story

  1. 1. Writing a meeting story
  2. 2. •G E T A N A G E N D A .•G E T M I N U T E S O F T H E L A S T M E E T I N G .•R E A D O L D N E W S S T O R I E S .•G O O G L E T H E P A R T I C I P A N T S .Start with Research
  3. 3. •P U T T H E L E S S I M P O R T A N T D E T A I L S I N T O T H E [ I NO T H E R B U S I N E S S . . . ] L I S T . A S F O R T H A T L I S T , M A K ES U R E T H A T I T I S A R R A N G E D I N O R D E R O F M O S TI M P O R T A N T T O L E A S T I M P O R T A N T .•T H E B R E A K O U T B O X I S A G R E A T W A Y T O P R O M O T E T H EN E X T M E E T I N G .Use a Breakout Box andBulleted List
  4. 4. •I D E N T I F Y T H E S I N G L E M O S T I M P O R T A N T T H I N G T H A TH A P P E N E D D U R I N G T H E M E E T I N G .•I F T H I S I S N ’ T Y O U R L E D E , T H E N A S K Y O U R S E L F W H Y I TI S N ’ T .•M A K E S U R E T H E N U T G R A F ( W H I C H S H O U L D C O M E N OL A T E R T H A N T H E 2 N D O R 3 R D P A R A G R A P H ) T E L L S T H E W H O ,W H A T , W H E N A N D W H E R E O F Y O U R S T O R Y .Clarify, Condense,Concentrate
  5. 5. •ASK YOURSELF: WHAT IS THE STORY’S ANGLE?•HOW MANY GRAFS DOES IT TAKE ME TO GET TOTHE MOST IMPORTANT POINT?•AVOID SCENE-SETTER LEDES; THE EVENTS THATTAKE PLACE ARE ALWAYS MORE INTERESTINGTHAN THE VENUE.•COVER WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MEETING, NOTTHE MEETING ITSELF.Clarify, Condense,Concentrate
  6. 6. •C H A T W I T H P A R T I C I P A N T S A N D A U D I E N C E M E M B E R SB E F O R E T H E M E E T I N G S T A R T S . M A K E S U R E Y O U R T A P ER E C O R D E R I S W O R K I N G .•G E T A S E A T T H A T A L L O W S Y O U T O M O V E A R O U N D F R E E L Y ,B U T W H I C H G E T S Y O U C L O S E E N O U G H T O S E E A N D H E A RE V E R Y T H I N G T H A T ’ S S A I D .Go Early
  7. 7. •Y O U W A N T T O B L E N D I N , N O T S T I C K O U T . W E A R I N G AD I R T Y T - S H I R T T O A C I T Y C O U N C I L M E E T I N G O R A T I E T OA L A B O R C O N V E N T I O N W I L L M A K E Y O U U N C O M F O R T A B L E ,A N D I T W I L L M A K E P E O P L E L E S S L I K E L Y T O S P E A K W I T HY O U .Dress Appropriately
  8. 8. •A S K F O L L O W - U P Q U E S T I O N S .•M A K E N E W C O N T A C T S .•C O L L E C T N A M E S A N D P H O N E N U M B E R S .•G E T R E A C T I O N S F R O M T H E C R O W D .Stick around after themeeting
  9. 9. •EDIT OUT THE LESS-IMPORTANT DETAILS.•UNLESS THE PROCEDURAL DETAILS ARE THEMOST IMPORTANT THING THAT HAPPENED (THEMAYOR SLAMS HER GAVEL AND STORMS OUT OFTHE MEETING), THE ISSUES DISCUSSED AREMORE IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING.•EXPLAIN TO READERS WHY THE ISSUES AREIMPORTANT.•THE NUT GRAF SHOULD CONTAIN ALL OF THECLUNKY DETAILS.Make it real for readers
  10. 10. Questions?

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