This short booklet helps individuals with contributing at meetings.
This is the 12th booklet in the ‘Hands On Management: Managing Yourself’ series by author Lesley Morrissey; a human resources manager, management trainer and commercial copywriter.
The two HANDS ON MANAGEMENT series:
The complete Managing Yourself series:
1. Secret of Success
2. Personal Organisation
3. Effective Delegation
4. Understanding Communication
5. Communicating for Results
6. Non-verbal Communication
7. Persuasion & Influence
8. Written Communication
9. Report Writing
10. Presentations with Impact
11. Decision Making
12. Contributing at Meetings
13. Becoming a Leader
The complete Managing People series:
1. Creating a Positive Environment
2. Getting Focused
3. Motivating Your Team
4. Coaching & Developing Staff
5. Developing an Effective Team
6. Recruitment Strategies
7. Interviewing for Recruitment
8. Appraisal Skills
9. Conducting & Managing Meetings
10. Negotiating Win-Win Outcomes
11. Planning Projects & Achieving Results
12. Succession Planning
13. The Role of the Boss
If you attend a meeting that seems to ramble on for hours, doesn’t appear to be producing any decisions and turns into a forum for mud-slinging and moaning, work out how much it is costing.
How many of these take place a week – a month – a year? How much is the inefficient meeting process costing the company?
If you have decided that, as the people that usually summon you to meetings don’t bother to tell you enough for you to prepare for their meetings we’ll be looking at how you can manage the people who call you to attend their meetings.
This will include how you can get the most out of meetings that currently waste more of your time than you would like, and how to ensure you don’t miss out on contributing important information and make an impact on the outcomes.
The tools of being an effective member of any meeting almost always rely on how proactive you
choose to be before, during and after meetings.
If you can’t be sure of the meeting planner giving you information that you need to be a useful member of Contributing at Meetings 4 the meeting, you might need to do some detective
In some cases you might not even need to attend the meeting at all!