Agendas Make Meetings ProductiveWritten by Martin Haworth
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Action Points As meeting progresses there will be action points that individual meeting members will be accountable for. By having a spot on agenda for a quick review, prior to circulating these in writing, everyone will be clear on what is expected of them.Parked Items Sometimes during a meeting, items arise which whilst important, are outside scope of that particular meeting. So by both 'parking' them during meeting, thus validating their importance, and having a specific point to check next steps for them is clear, they do recieve attention. This then allows meeting purpose to be maintained.Next MeetingBy ensuring date of next meeting is an agenda item, this serves three purposes
Meeting Review Your agenda should also be an ongoing learning tool. As such, and to ensure your meetings truly make a difference, there is a real benefit in reviewing how things have worked in meetng - for all participants. Agenda it!
- It indicates to meeting attendees follow up meetings
- It gives an indication of when agreed action points from meeting are likely to be required
- Finally, it reminds person responsible for agenda to agree a clear date during meeting - if not, it is likely to slip.
© 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, managers and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, www.coaching-business-to-success.com.
Hollander Consultants Gears Up For Largest Symposium in Three YearsWritten by Matthew Bratschi
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“The Florida Symposium is one of linchpins of our company. This is one more opportunity to really help our clients do better and achieve their professional goals,” said Fred King, CEO of Hollander Consultants.
Some of key topics that will be discussed at this year’s Florida symposium include Hiring, Leadership, Marketing, Organizational Stability, Achieving Financial Success, and Working as a Team.
Hollander Consultants is one of leading national consulting firms in United States and Canada for combined dentistry, optometry and veterinary professions, and uses administrative systems developed by business management pioneer, L. Ron Hubbard. Hollander Consultants can be found online at http://www.hollanderconsultants.com. Hollander Consultants also maintains an online quarterly magazine, Solutions, which is located at http://www.solutionsmags.com.
Director of Public Affairs, Hollander Consultants