“Driving the bus” is an American idiom meaning “taking charge.” If you are a service provider, Americans expect their service provider to be the expert. And, of course, you are the expert, that’s why they hired you, your team, your company. To show this expertise, take charge of the meeting with simple tips like initiating the meeting invite, sharing agenda, deploying effective agendas and assure a follow up procedure is in place. This is where Authentic Journeys comes in to consult with your team to improve meeting management processes.
The images in this post are whiteboard activities that help the facilitator tailor the workshop based on each groups unique strengths and challenges. Groups are given handouts with various elements of effective meetings. They will analyze these points, and categorize them as seen in the images in this post. Following this, that facilitatator provides a on-the-spot tailored session which effectively addresses all the areas the team needs to work on.
For more about this training, see Meetings from A-Z.
More tips on effective meeting management through Authentic Journeys:
Phrases to use to Improve Team Effectiveness and Collaboration
Handling Client Calls with Professionalism
The Importance of Speaking up in Meetings
Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones in Meeting Management
Time Management Tips for Meetings