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9 ways to have more effective meetings (Infographic)

Don’t let your meetings be timesucks.
By Kim Lachance Shandrow |

Meetings. What a drag they can be. They go longer than they are supposed to. Someone blabs out of turn or off topic. Your mind drifts to tasks you could be checking off instead of sitting there, stuck. Then come the action items and, tag, you are it. Your to-do list just got longer.

 

Sound familiar? Sure does to us. But, believe it or not, not all meetings are total timesucks and not all meetings are boring. Some run like clockwork. With an attendee nip here and an agenda tuck there, they can be much more efficient, productive ,and, if you are lucky, even a little fun.

 

Related: 5 Reasons In-Person Meetings Still Matter

 

From holding walk-and-talks outside in the fresh air, to scheduling start times like a Swiss train conductor (we kid you not), here are nine clever ways to have more effective meetings, care of the meeting makers at CT Business Travel. Bonus: Not one mention of Robert’s Rules of Order, we promise.

 

 

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This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com. Minor edits have been done by the Entrepreneur.com.ph editors.

 

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