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Punctuality at meetings influences culture of punctuality, i.e. promise-keeping in general, on-time deliveries, etc.

— Tom Peters

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The Meeting Post

To Record or Not to Record?

One common theme to almost all meetings is the necessity to take some form of recording of the session and of any outcomes. In some cases this may need to be a laborious and extremely accurate and comprehensive style of recording of every utterance and action during the meeting. This is most common in highly
Arranging a meeting

What is a Meeting?

What is a Meeting? It seems an easy question to answer…until you try to actually tie down a specific explanation. There will be many variations on a response that may categorise some events that could be meetings…but may also not accurately do so, To be useful any description must be applicable to ALL supposed events,

‘A Meeting of Minds’

A ‘meeting of the minds’ is a cliché often employed to suggest a pair of parties seem to be in a close agreement about something. Informally it is a useful abbreviation of a generally solid consensus. However, there are occasions where this term can be very much more specific and focused, particularity in cases with

Meeting Feedback & Follow-up

The final stage in our model for effective meetings is Meeting Feedback & Follow-up. On the MeetingArk website you can find discussion groups about Meeting Feedback & Follow-up, and a set of FAQs (and answers) relating to Meeting Feedback & Follow-up. Our discussion groups on Meeting Feedback & Follow-up cover a number of topics, starting with

Closing a Meeting

The sixth stage in our model for effective meetings is Closing a Meeting. On the MeetingArk website you can find discussion groups about Closing a Meeting, and a set of FAQs (and answers) relating to Closing a Meeting. Whilst first impressions are recognised as significant, it is worth remembering that last impressions can be lasting.

Meeting Etiquette

Central to our model for effective meetings is Meeting Etiquette. On the MeetingArk website you can find discussion groups about Meeting Etiquette, and a set of FAQs (and answers) relating to Meeting Etiquette. Our discussion groups on Meeting Etiquette covers a number of topics, starting with attire. How formally or informally should you dress for

Sneaky Tips: a few friendly ‘wisdoms.

Attendance: One of the best ways to confirm whether you have been invited to a meeting just to make up numbers is to fail to turn up then see if anyone noticed your absence or complains about it. Minute Taking: If you are chairing a meeting and want to ensure proper records are kept of

Duets

Two person (business) meetings, duets we will call them, tend to fall into one of four areas: education, security, political or disciplinary. Recognising which is sometimes explicit but not always and can sometimes combine two or more of the four. Looking at each: (1) Education: This is a broad category and covers duets for a

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