Magical Meetings

Are your meetings effective?  Have high impact?  Structured?  Engaging?

Are your meetings Valuable?

Meetings should have high impact! But do they always? The amount of wasted time in organizations on low impact & ineffective meetings has risen. Time to take stock of what REALLY makes for a high impact meeting.

  1. As an organizer, ask yourself “do we REALLY need a meeting?” Are you holding it just because it is scheduled or is it worth the investment of time pulling people away from actively completing their tasks.
  2. Are you accepting all meetings regardless? Do you know the value you will bring? Are you the right person? Could you provide information/answer a question to them ahead of time? Have you been invited out of courtesy? How many meetings have you attended where you wonder why you have been invited?
  3. Is there a structure to the meeting? Have you requested an agenda? Meetings are taking up precious real estate in your schedule. The objective should be clear with a few items to guide discussion. Unstructured meetings are likely to go off on a tangent and invite other discussion topics, avoiding meeting the objective of the meeting.
  4. Start and End on time. If the meeting is structured with a clear objective, the likeliness is that this will be easy. If it runs late or people are late, remember the domino impact his has on the rest of everyone’s’ days, completion of tasks to deadline, stress levels etc.
  5. No multi-tasking. Some organizations have a bowl for phones and a no laptop rule aside from the minute taker or those presenting information. ‘Presenteeism’ is a real problem in meetings. What with there being the constant stream of notifications. If their presence is required, then

You control your time, you should be aligning ALL your task to your goals. Time to take stock, are all your meetings valuable? Be productive and more at our Productivity Bootcamp.

Ella Bates – Designer of Signature Program Productivity Bootcamp

Ella Bates

Ella Bates – Master Trainer

Owner of Trainingx3 the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success,  Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry within Corporate and Higher Education. If you are looking for Corporate Training with high impact and long lasting results, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE

Why your goals need to be ‘Sticky’

Why isn’t everyone rocking their goals they make with such great intention at the start of the year?  The top 3 reasons why….

Not being realistic – Some of us have such ideas of grandeur and why it is great to grow and stretch ourselves taking on new challenges, we don’t want to exhaust ourselves and feel miserable in the process.  Be realistic with your intentions, do you have the support system, do you have the resources you need to fulfill this goal?  Are you motivated?

Sloppy Goals – A goal should be clearly and concisely and highly compelling.  To state that you “want to get promoted” or that you will “learn more skills” doesn’t denote a very SMART goal.  Click for our SMART GOAL Worksheet Does that mean if you get promoted without a pay rise or into a position you didn’t want that you achieved your goal?  If you complete your regulatory training required for the year,  have you achieved your goal?  Be super specific so there is no grey area.  “I want to be promoted to HR Director by  1st July 2020 with a pay rise of (Insert here) or I want to be more productive in my work day and will learn skills to be more efficient in excel by 20th July 2019 by taking courses through the LMS system and having my manager hold me accountable. 

You are not motivated – Wanting something and taken action are quite different.  You need to be in the right frame of mind to be able to take that action.  Be prepared to know why you are wanting to achieve it and focus on your why.  Having a why is super important as a driver.

Make your goals super sticky this year and be driven to take action!

Ella Bates

Ella Bates – Master Trainer

Owner of Trainingx3 the patented formula for guaranteed Corporate Training Success,  Ella has over 20 years in the Learning Industry within Corporate and Higher Education. If you are looking for Corporate Training with high impact and long lasting results, we would love to talk with you. CLICK HERE