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Who Should Attend
Anyone who leads, plans or facilitates meetings
How You Will Benefit

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn to conduct engaging, effective, and informative meetings
  •  Discover ways to involve people so that no one person dominates or drops out
  •  Explore different meeting plans that maximize time spent in meetings
  • Minimize dull, unfocused, nonproductive meetings
  • Improve workplace productivity and efficiency
  • Become a confident, compelling facilitator
  • Save time and money by facilitating effective meetings
  • Learn to use proven meeting techniques that get results
Take Aways
  • Making Meetings Work Participant Manual
  • Goal Setting Guide
  • Meeting Planner
Making Meetings Work
Learn to Lead and Facilitate Effective Meetings

Making Meetings Work seminar models effective meeting tools and people management processes that help meeting leaders plan, design and deliver meetings that get greater results.  Participants learn proven meeting management strategies and interactive methods to keep attendees focused and engaged.

Making Meetings Work seminar provides meeting leaders the techniques and tools to lead productive meetings that people want to attend.  Participants learn proven methods for conducting productive meetings that improve workplace productivity and get better post-meeting results.


Participants in this workshop will learn to apply these key meeting management techniques:

  • Planning                                      
  • Consensus Building                
  • Decision Making     
  • Sharing Information                  
  • Soliciting Feedback                        
  • Handling Q&A
  • Opening & Closing                 
  • Action Planning
  • Managing People

Making Meetings Work is a customizable one-two day workshop that delivers a wide array of meeting tools and skills that help meeting facilitators plan and execute effective meetings.

Course Content Outline:

Meetings, Bloody Meetings
Meeting purpose
To meet or not to meet
Best/Worst meeting benchmarks 

Meeting Mechanics
Planning the meeting
Before, during and after the meeting
Meeting room set and A/V support

Meeting Openings and Closings
Taking AIM with powerful openings
Setting the agenda
Action planning and closing 

Making Meetings Interactive
Preventing “death by Power Point”
Innovative group involvement strategies
Seven ways to add impact to meetings   

Meeting Roles and Responsibilities
Facilitator role and responsibilities
Participant roles and responsibilities
Other roles:  Timekeeper, scribe, recorder, conflict miner 

Meeting Tools for Excellent Results
Pair weighting to set the agenda
Consensus building with keynotes
Delay board for side topics
Plus 30 other effective meeting tools 

Managing People
Managing Bystanders
Answering Questions Effectively
Encouraging participation 

Managing Difficult Situations
How to take charge
Dealing with difficult behavior in meetings
Appropriately handling superiors and bosses 

Meeting Structure
Four types of meetings
When to hold each type of meeting
Best organizational results