Everybody has sat through bad meetings, and if you haven’t…you will. Why? Because neither high school nor university ever teach something as fundamentally important as how to actually run a meeting, let alone a good meeting!
To bridge one of the more frustrating gaps between school and the real-world, Epee’s Founder Alan Levy puts a humorous spin on his personal insight into meetings.
We start by introducing the “Bad Meeting Gang” (i.e. what usually goes wrong), followed by the superhero team that can put away the Bad Meeting Gang for good. The course wraps up with a discussion of how to structure a meeting to be successful and drive accountability before people ever arrive.
This lesson discusses the typical problems that plague meetings.
This lesson introduces the concept of meeting roles to effectively deal with the typical challenges presented by the "Bad Meeting Gang" from the previous lesson.
This lesson introduces the need to plan for successful meetings using agendas and starts with an effective introduction section.
Alan discusses the practical assignment of meeting roles ahead of your meeting.
This lesson discussed planning for team updates and shares common challenges and best practices to deal with them.
This lesson discusses preparation to discuss New Business. This is often the heart of the meeting where assignments and deadlines are made. A little preparation can drive agreement, results, timeliness, and ultimately accountability.
The last section of a strong agenda is reviewing assignments and deadlines with the team before letting them leave.
Alan recaps the lessons and closes the course.