23 Nov 15 Secrets to Running Meetings Like the World’s Top Innovative Companies
We’ve all experienced unproductive meetings. The basic tips (distribute an agenda in advance, start on time, review action items, etc.) aren’t enough to solve the problem.
The world’s most innovative companies have proven methods that actually work. Check out this LifeHack article:
The only “secret” I disagree with is “Get rid of PowerPoint.” Using PowerPoint forces speakers to organize their thoughts and develop an actual point to their presentation. It provides a road map for speakers as well as audiences. It also gives audiences something to look at. Otherwise, they may tune out entirely or turn to their smartphones for visual stimulation. Graphics are useful to illustrate data or convey an emotion at a glace, and are often underutilized.
If the vast majority of executives continue to use PowerPoint, there is another important benefit: my own job security. PowerPoint is a tool like any other, and it enables me to help others carve out their messages from blocks of raw wood. The splinters come with the territory.
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