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Essential Skills for Effective Meetings
Course Overview (5:02)
Good Meetings, Bad Meetings, and How to Tell the Difference (9:55)
Activity and Workbook: Course Overview & Meeting Readiness Checklist
Core Competency 1: Know every meeting's purpose and desired outcomes.
How to Know Why You're Meeting and What You'll Get (13:44)
Quiz: Test Your Knowledge
Activity and Workbook: Chart of Meeting Types and Sample Invitations
Core Competency 2: Structure meetings to achieve the desired outcomes.
The Three Parts of Every Effective Meeting (6:31)
Master Structure: The Single-Topic Agenda (2:47)
Master Structure: The Real-Time Agenda (3:42)
How to Create an Agenda (10:13)
Activity and Workbook: Basic Structure, How to Create an Agenda, and Master Techniques
Core Competency 3: Respect the time invested.
The Science of Designing with Time (18:00)
When to Meet: Scheduling with Respect (6:08)
When to Meet: Scheduling for Results (10:49)
How to Keep Invite Lists Small (9:37)
How to Figure Out How Long a Meeting Should Be (7:15)
4 Ways to Make Meetings Shorter (3:58)
How to Keep Time Moving During a Meeting (6:31)
Activity and Workbook: When to Schedule Meetings and How to Keep Them Running On Time
Core Competency 4: Structure meetings for engagement.
How to Structure Meetings for Engagement (10:53)
Quiz: Test your knowledge!
How to Start Meetings Well (4:11)
Master Technique: The One Question Go Around (5:38)
How to End Meetings Well (10:02)
Activities and Workbook: Tips and Techniques for Increasing Engagement
Core Competency 5: Take visible notes.
Introduction to Core Competency 5 and 6 (2:14)
Problems Solved When You Take Visible Notes and Publish Visible Meeting Records (4:55)
Four Kinds of Meeting Records: 1 - Personal Notes (2:39)
Four Kinds of Meeting Records: 2 - Transcripts and Recordings (3:00)
Four Kinds of Meeting Records: 3 - Shared, Visible Notes (3:19)
Four Kinds of Meeting Records: 4 - Formal Minutes (3:02)
Quiz: The Four Kinds of Meeting Records
What to Include and What to Leave Out (10:09)
How to Create Visible Notes: 1 - One Person Writes (3:15)
How to Create Visible Notes: 2 - One Person Types (1:07)
How to Create Visible Notes: 3 - Everyone Writes (2:06)
How to Create Visible Notes: 4 - Everyone Types (1:33)
Technology for Taking Visible Notes (3:31)
Top Tips for Successful Note Takers (4:47)
Quiz: Taking Visible Notes
Activity and Workbook: Top Tips for Taking Notes
Core Competency 6: Publish meeting records where everyone can find them.
Publishing Meeting Records Where Everyone Can Find Them (7:06)
Putting It All Together and Putting It To Work
Your Project: Design a Meeting Template for Your Team (3:00)
Activity and Workbooks: Design a Meeting Template for Your Team
You did it! Course feedback survey
Quiz: Test your knowledge!
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