Hello there! This is yet another terrific weekend, and a good opportunity for us to connect and share some business ideas. Today I will concentrate on business meetings. OK? This might look trivial to some people and enterprises but it’s not.
By the way, I don’t know how often you hold and attend meetings as an entrepreneur. My experience in the business world indicates that meetings are avenues where in many cases enterprises waste a lot of precious time. Nothing much is achieved, and ‘participants’ leave the meeting venue as raw and they came, sometimes terribly angry, and oftentimes with no value added to the enterprise. Of course a lot of value can be obtained through meetings, but this depends on how the meetings are managed. This is why I thought today I should shoot a blog regarding management of business meetings.
Have you ever attended meetings where you are not even aware of the participants? Or you neither knew the agenda nor the objectives of the meeting? What about the monologues, which are so boring that you feel like being excused to go and take a nap? And then of course the meeting aimed at simply belching out directives. Directives are good but you might not need a meeting just to issue directives. How about the meetings that drag on an on until you forget the first items on the agenda; or those filled with shouting matches and lack of courtesy? Do you really derive real value from your business meetings?
So, what are the top considerations an entrepreneur must know about business meetings? Let’s take a look.
I think it’s time to run now. I hope you have got me right regarding these points above. If you choose to turn them down upside (he he he), that’s up to you.
Respectfully – and till then,
The Wise Entrepreneur