VALUABLE MANUAL: ESSENTIAL MANAGER’S MANUAL. BY ROBERT HELLER AND TIM HINDLE.

essential_managers_manual_1489540962_4ec11b6fCOMMUNICATING CLEARLY:

Chairing meetings successfully:

Most managers feel they spend too much time on the meetings. However, a well-run meeting can be a productive way to communicate. When you are chairing a meeting, stay in control of the proceedings, never let arguments get out of hand.

POWER TIPS:

  • Circulate all relevant papers before the start of a meeting.
  • If a meeting is mainly for making decisions, ensure they are made.
  • If you are acting as chairperson, do not manipulate the meeting to your own advantage.
  • Use humour when appropriate to help produce consensus.
  • Make sure you stick to the time limits for each item on an agenda.

PREPARING FOR A MEETING:

Ask yourself four key questions:

  • What is the meeting for?
  • Why is it been called?
  • How will I know if it has been successful?
  • Who should attend?

The most effective meetings are usually small with only vital people attending.

USING VIDEO CONFERENCING:

Video conferencing, where everyone involved can see each other’s body language and expressions while they talk, is a useful way of holding a meeting, and saves on travel time and cost.

 

With respect.

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