Improve your next team meeting

Get the most out of your meetings. Save everyone's time. Follow these 3 easy steps. Let’s go!

Step 1. Choose an upcoming meeting you want to improve and fill in the blanks:

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Step 2. Go through the list of an effective team meeting.

Check off all items you know you’ll achieve.

Before the team meeting

During the team meeting, I’ll make sure that:

After the team meeting, I’ll make sure that:

Step 3. Now send this information to participants.

The attendees will be aware of your intentions and guidelines. The social pressure will make sure you’ll stick to your commitment.

Use the checkboxes to evaluate meeting usefulness.

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