How do you run a great meeting? It feels like a blindingly obvious question, but it’s actually not.
When you start to analyse all the different factors that influence a great meeting, it can make your head spin. I know … I did it not so long ago and here’s what I realised.
To ensure a really great meeting happens, it’s not enough to just execute well in the room or on the call. There’s a bunch of things you need to do before and after the meeting, to ensure you really hit the mark.
I think of it this way:
Pre-suasion – Everything you do beforehand (with thanks to Robert Cialdini)
Persuasion – Everything that happens in the room or on the call
Post-suasion – Everything that takes place after the meeting has concluded (pretty sure I made up that word).
This is by no means an exhaustive list of things to remember, but here’s a quick framework which you’re welcome to grab and use if it helps!