Q and A: Meetings

Bob FranquizChurch

I've gotten this question in several different forms, but it's usually something like this: "How can I make my meetings more effective?" 

Most meetings are: 

1. Too long

2. Too dull

3. Too scattered

That being the case, my philosophy for effective meetings is to make meetings: 

1. Shorter (90 minutes at most)

2. More exciting (Make sure the content is relevant to everyone in the meeting)

3. More focused – you don't have to discuss every issue. If a discussion is going to derail the meeting, have a separate meeting to deal with that issue and only have the necessary parties there. 

I talk about meetings in greater detail in the Zero to Sixty Seminar which you can pick up by clicking here