Monday, January 18, 2010

Be Brief, Be Bright, Be Gone

"Be brief, be bright, be gone" is an astute rule of thumb for business presentations - and for breathing new life into standing meetings.

Be Brief

  • Start by checking that everyone understands what needs to occur for this meeting to be a success: the required meeting outcomes.
  • Eliminate any non-essential agenda items. Each remaining item should be critical to achieving the meeting outcomes.

Be Bright

  • Ask if everyone attending has a contribution to make that will have a clear impact on the meeting outcomes.
  • During discussions, press for information that is new and relevant. Point out high impact contributions.
  • Keep discussions focused on reaching the meeting outcomes.

Be Gone

  • Summarize conclusions and outcomes at the end of the meeting.
  • Define next steps clearly.
  • End early or on time.

2 comments:


  1. Time is one of the most precious and expensive thing in this world so value your time wisely because you can't flashback every wasted time at the past. Time is gold. Visit my site for more information.

    triciajoy.com

    www.triciajoy.com

    ReplyDelete

  2. I enjoy most of your articles,the articles are so nice for readers.

    Nersha
    www.gofastek.com

    ReplyDelete