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THE AGENDA by Seth Godin

Posted in The Agenda with tags , , , , , on April 17, 2011 by Robert Finkelstein

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THE AGENDA by Seth Godin

The job of the CEO isn’t to check things off the agenda. Her job is to set the agenda, to figure out what’s next.

Now that more and more of us are supposed to be CEO of our own lives and careers, it might be time to rethink who’s setting your agenda.

– Seth Godin

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Running a Successful Company Meeting (Part 5)

Posted in General Management, Running a Successful Company Meeting with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2009 by Robert Finkelstein

Company meetingWe’ve cover all the basics of running a successful company meeting and I thought it best to do a quick summary so that nothing is left to chance. Implement these simple steps, and you’re team will be looking forward to the next one. Each subject links back to the original blog.

Part 1. Preparation – Invite attendees well in advance. Have the room ready (chair, mic, podium, etc.).
Part 1. Refreshments – Snacks, drinks, maybe lunch.
Part 2. Breaking the ice – Start with an appropriate story or joke.
Part 2. Starting the Presentation – Keep everyone engaged. Ask questions. Add Audio visuals to keep it interesting.
Part 3. Guest Speaker – Invite a motivator, vendor, client or customer to speaker.
Part 3. Questions – Invite questions before and during the meeting. Repeat them, so there’s no misunderstanding.
Part 4. Goals and Agenda – Have clear realistic objectives and goals for the outcome. Stick to the agenda and timeline.

Great meetingRunning a successful company meeting is fairly easy. If you’re not comfortable speaking in front of a group, it may take a little more practice. But I can assure you, if you’re prepared and follow the simple steps in this series of blogs, you’ll do a great job.

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