Ensure that they DO
Be clear of what is the goal of your meeting and what you want to have AFTER the meeting:
- Call for action (next steps)
- Come to an agreement
Engage the audience
Get the attention of the audience:
- "We have something cool today on the agenda"
- "Today we do it completely differently then last time"
- "We have a big opportunity, let's see if we can make it happen in the next 45 minutes"
Be clear of the purpose
Ensure a good agenda
Do not add actions on the agenda, put instead the intended outcome on the list.
Limit the Duration of the Meeting
Limit the number of agreements needed in the meeting
The more people attend, the more consensus you need … and you may end up with a Camel.
Guide the attendies by using phrases like ...