How to have good meetings as a meeting attendee
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9:00AM
Bill Burgar in Advice, Guest

Special guest article from Malcolm Taylor of Your Excellency

Malcolm Taylor of Your Excellency

As follow up to my previous blog post on what makes a good meeting from the perspective of a meeting organiser, I offer you some thoughts  as a meeting attendee.

How often do you feel the need to avoid a meeting or set yourself up that “this will be a waste of time!” or “I have more useful things to do than this!” 

I Have more useful things to do than attend this meeting!

Here are some thoughts as to how to make the very best use of a meeting.

Before you go to the meeting:

Use "towards thinking"

During the meeting:

The magic question is "What's important about..."

Use your time wisely as “the person with the most flexibility in thought and behaviour has the most influence over any situation!” 

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Malcolm Taylor

The Performance Coach

Note from Bill Burgar (creator of MeetingGold): Malcolm's work is highly recommended. I've had the pleasure of working with him on numerous occasions - always with great outcomes. You can find out more on his website

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