Simple One-Page Agenda Example

One-Page Agenda Provides Powerful Impact for Effective Meetings

Regardless of source, style, or bias, experts/ authorities on effective meetings mandate the use of a structured, at least one-page agenda.  Some organizations even encourage meeting participants NOT to attend if there is no agenda, since the meeting time represents a high probability of wasted time.  He or she who controls the agenda, controls the…

Five Compelling Business or Organizational Reasons to Hold a Facilitated Session

Five Compelling Business or Organizational Reasons to Hold a Facilitated Session

Purpose The most important action most people take every day is to make choices, to decide.  Productivity is amplified if decisions are properly made about when to work alone, speak with one other person, or to pull together a group of people, typically called a meeting. The advantages to a facilitated meeting or workshop include:…

Sequencing Your Meeting Introduction

How to Structure Your Most Effective Meeting Introduction

Just as the life-cycle of a meeting or workshop has three steps (ie, Get Ready, Do It, and Review), we find that within each meeting, three components need to be carefully managed to ensure success.  All agendas should include a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Many meetings fail because they neglect to include all…

Meeting Agenda Design

Meeting Agenda Design that Creates the Output You Need

To improve your meeting agenda design that effectively leads a group to its deliverable, use these steps. Following the steps below will increase your meeting success. Before we begin, let us remember the definition of a solid structured meeting (eg, FAST) agenda: Meeting Agenda Design — Defined Your meeting agenda design reflects a series of steps that structure a group…