Whether it is a first meeting with a client or a follow-up meeting with other departmental stakeholders, meetings can both positively and negatively impact other people's perceptions about you, your organization, or service. A poorly run meeting can ultimately influence the decision-making process and outcomes.
While technology now allows you the option of meeting face-to-face or virtually, many of the challenges remain the same:
- How is a meeting different than a presentation?
- How do you make the most of your meeting time and accomplish the objectives of your meeting?
- How do you engage people and get consensus in a virtual meeting?
- How do you manage the inevitable challenging characters who might be involved in your meeting?