The Meeting Agenda 101

Have you ever had a problem getting all of the agenda items and reports together and circulated for a meeting? The preparation of a meeting agenda often falls to the chair or one of the organization’s staff members. Other participants often do not see the agenda until...

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Tough Decision? – Sleep on it.

  When you receive the information package for an upcoming meeting, you will likely have a good idea on how you will vote on any motions. But what happens when the meeting starts and someone else’s perspective causes you to question your initial opinion? To keep the...

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Getting your point across

Sometimes in a meeting, it can be difficult to get your point across.  There can be many reasons for this. For example: You might not feel comfortable speaking on the fly.  This means that you may not properly articulate your point or you may miss some important...

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Didn’t we deal with this before?

Many times during a meeting you want to refer back to a previous meeting but the past minutes are not available at the current meeting or you just can't find them.  This can lead to a great deal of redundant discussion and a lot of wasted time. With LORROS you can...

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Bad Meetings

“Unfortunately, I’ve spoken to too many people who see bad meetings as a fact of life, a ‘necessary evil’.”

“Appropriate tools that can be used before, during, and after meetings should be available and applied.”

“Has your organization, leadership, or team recognized the need for better meetings?”

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Meetings Are a Cycle, Not an Event

“A meeting is not only what happens once you’re all gathered in the same room. Each meeting goes through a complete cycle, beginning with preparation, moving to execution of the agenda, and ending with follow-through. Without proper attention paid to each element, the structure fails.”

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Lost the Minutes?

How often have you not been able to find the minutes to a previous meeting? Hard copy minutes may not have been filed, may have been misfiled or the files may have been lost due to a move, change of personnel or office damage. Soft copies may be lost due to a hard...

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