Lisa-Michelle Kucharz

Effective meetings achieve a desired outcome. They can leave participants energized and feeling that something significant was accomplished. With heavy workloads, you don't want to waste anyone's limited time -- especially yours. You can learn how to run successful meetings that use time wisely, accomplish your objectives, and leave participants satisfied.

10 Tips for Effective Meetings

  • Establish clear objectives
  • Have participants fully prepare in advance
  • Create effective agendas
  • Keep it interesting
  • Include the right people
  • Foster open communication
  • Encourage idea sharing
  • Avoid and handle interruptions
  • Optimize scheduling
  • Follow up -- thank attendees, and explain next steps

When you run more effective meetings, you use time wisely, boost morale, and get things done!