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A part of a chain of pocket courses that target to allow the reader to grasp a brand new ability in exactly half-hour, this article presents convenient tricks on developing and getting ready for a gathering.

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What difficult situations do you foresee? How will you close the meeting? 41 41 30 Minutes Before a Meeting It is in meetings that our leadership skills are most publicly displayed. The effective Chair: Keeps the group focused on its task Finds opportunities to use the talents of every individual Develops a climate in which people can think and work as a team. A group of people contains a certain amount of potential energy. People will use as much energy as necessary to survive in the group. Whatever is left, they will devote to the task.

Opening the meeting Make the procedural conventions clear at the opening of the meeting: participants will perform better if they know what is expected of them. Lead by example. If you abide by your own rules, people will tend to do the same. Start on time: If you don’t, you’ll have late arrivals next time. Start a meeting promptly and people will soon get the message State the purpose or objective of the meeting: Refer to the agenda. Indicate the common ground that exists within the group to reach this goal Make all suitable introductions: Check that everybody knows each other.

Arm yourself with a narrow pad which can slip easily between plates and glasses. 34 34 4 WHERE ARE YOU MEETING? (15 minutes to go) Key questions Is the meeting room appropriate to your purpose? Can you adapt the room to meet your needs? Can you alter the layout of the furniture? Do you have all the equipment you need? Are you adequately prepared for technology: computers, telephone, video? The venue can have a powerful effect on the outcome of your meeting. You may be unable to do much about the venue of your meeting at this late stage, but some aspects may be adaptable.

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