Finish Early


Question:  How do you make meeting participants happy?

 Wrap up early.

Sounds like a great plan, but how?

  1. Stick to your agenda. If the conversation goes off topic, add it to a “parking lot” or “wish list” then get back to business.

  2. Use the time wisely. If you’ve got status updates and for-your-info-only content, send that in an email instead.

  3. Use a timer and set an alarm for yourself 5-10 minutes prior to wrap up time.

  4. Invite less people to the meeting- think to yourself: who needs to be there?

  5. Have a stand-up meeting- The movement is good for you and will remind you to keep things short and sweet.

  6. If it’s virtual, have people share their cameras.

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