Business meetings are meant to bring people together to make the decisions that may determine the future of your company.
Business meetings are supposed to serve as a time for collaboration for the betterment of your business. They aim to bring people together through the process of brainstorming. But too often we find ourselves sitting in the conference room with no true progress or off on some inexplicable tangent. Follow these 3 tips on how you can keep business meetings engaging, relevant, valuable, and helpful in bringing the team together.
- Make a Great First Impression
The tone of the meeting is going to be set within the first few minutes, so it’s up to you to make it exciting. If you don’t have the momentum going, your employees are going to lose interest and it’s going to be just another monotonous meeting that drags on and on . . . and on. The opening remark should be an exciting short story or important question on everyone’s mind.
- Participation Station
If there is zero participation, the meeting will quickly become boring. Once someone speaks up, additional engagement is sure to follow and your team is likely to keep that engagement throughout the meeting. Encourage participation by asking questions directly to individual team members.
- Ask Everyone to Write Down a Goal
Each individual walking into the conference room should come in with a goal or question written down. One of the negatives in respect to meetings is that not every question or goal gets the attention it deserves, thus, losing interest from those individuals. If everyone writes down one goal or question they want dealt with at the end of the day, it will help improve the meeting as the necessary questions are raised and answered.
Meetings are an important aspect of improving business because employees are able to speak their opinions and share their views from the trenches. Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program to grow your business, create financial security, and have more freedom so you can live life on your own terms!