Leading an Effective Business Meeting


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Since there are more than 11 million meetings held every day in the United States, there is a good chance that your life is full of meetings. There is a general agreement among business professionals that most meetings are not well run. They often waste your time, drain your energy, seem to have no purpose, and bear few positive results. Are you tired of attending meetings like this? Are you tired of your meetings ending up like this? This course will teach you how to make your meetings more successful by providing the tools and information that are necessary to lead an effective meeting.

Target Audience
Business professionals who want to develop effective facilitation skills, members of boards or committees, meeting participants, executive assistants, and individuals who want to prepare themselves for a business environment.

Expected Duration (hours)
2.5

Lesson Objectives

Leading an Effective Business Meeting

  • recognize the benefits of understanding how to use time effectively during business meetings.
  • identify techniques for finishing a meeting on time.
  • identify examples of what a leader should say during the phases of a meeting.
  • ask appropriate questions to encourage participation during a given meeting.
  • match types of questions that encourage participation during a meeting to examples of when they should be used.
  • recognize the tips for avoiding groupthink.
  • recognize the benefits of understanding how to use tools for leading a meeting.
  • identify reasons for using icebreakers during a meeting.
  • recognize the importance of rules of order.
  • match types of audiovisual equipment to the circumstances under which they should be used.
  • recognize the benefits of knowing how to lead various types of meetings.
  • identify guidelines for leading a virtual meeting.
  • determine the appropriate decision-making technique to use in a given scenario.
  • match decision-making techniques to examples of circumstances under which they should be used.
  • apply the steps for guiding a group through a problem-solving meeting, given a scenario.
  • identify the steps for guiding a group through a problem-solving meeting.
  • Course Number:
    comm_06_a02_bs_enus