Planning an Effective Business Meeting


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
If you are in a business that has meetings, you know how much time is spent in them. A recent survey of 2000 business leaders indicated that managers spend over fifty percent of their time in meetings. That same study indicated that managers felt that about one third of those meetings were unproductive. This course will present you with information that will help you improve the quality of your meetings. It will help you develop strategies necessary for preparing effective business meetings, by carefully considering the importance of all the components of the meeting, including people, place, purpose, time, agenda, and atmosphere.

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.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
2.5

Lesson Objectives

Planning an Effective Business Meeting

  • identify the benefits of being thorough when planning a business meeting.
  • identify whether a meeting is needed, in a given example.
  • recognize the appropriate type of meeting, in a given scenario.
  • choose who should attend a meeting based on the meeting type, in a given scenario.
  • identify the most effective time to have a meeting, in a given scenario.
  • choose an ideal location for a business meeting, in a given scenario.
  • identify the benefits of preparing an effective agenda.
  • identify the effective objective, in a given scenario.
  • choose the best agenda for a meeting, given a scenario.
  • identify the benefits of preparing the meeting's site, participants, and follow-up.
  • recognize three ways to prepare participants.
  • choose the ideal meeting environment in a given scenario.
  • identify the items that should be prepared in advance to aid in the follow-up.
  • Course Number:
    comm_06_a01_bs_enus