The 25 Minute Meeting
Are your meetings stuck in a rut of endless ego-fluffing sessions and unproductive waffle?
No more! Put an end to it today with the 25-minute meeting.
The 25 Minute Meeting goes beyond “cut to the chase” and shows you how to take back your work day with smarter planning and more productive action. Meetings have become a de facto way of working, and as they pile up and stretch to interminable lengths, they eat up our days and sink productivity—if they are poorly planned and run. Done well, meetings are short, sharp, productive affairs that provide critical time and space for the interactions that drive business forward. This book shows you how to effectively and efficiently recover your time with a roadmap to the 25-minute meeting.
A clear framework walks you through the entire meeting process, with emphasis on timing, focus, and time frames, and illustrative case studies show how real-world meetings have transformed from painful to purposeful with a few simple changes. From purging the invite list, to shutting down irrelevant tangents and facilitating more efficient communication, this book can help you reclaim your lost hours without sacrificing collaboration.
Learn the art and science of conducting short, useful, purposeful meetings
Follow a clear framework for meeting planning, preparation, and participation
Assess your meetings’ effectiveness using helpful checkpoints in each chapter
Boost your meetings’ impact with variety and visuals—without adding unnecessary time
A well-run meeting is a goldmine of opportunity for Getting Things Done; it is where the diverse set of talents on your team come together into a whole of achievement—it is your most valuable commodity. It’s time to leave dusty, boring, time-sucking meetings in the past and revolutionize the way we come together. The 25 Minute Meeting shows you a fresh, more productive approach to working, cooperating, collaborating, and communicating the 21st century way.
The resources pack includes:
Bad Meeting Checklist
Experiment 1 - Painful to Purposeful Record
Experiment 2 - From Autopilot to Action Hero
Experiment 3 - Just Do it
Experiment 4 - Being Purposeful
Experiment 5 - People Worksheet
Experiment 6 - POPP template
Experiment 7 - "No Slides" Meetings
Experiment 8 - Make Space
Experiment 9 - Setting yourself up for success
Experiment 10 - Rapport
Experiment 11 - "Produce" Template
Experiment 12 - "Proceed Template"
Experiment 13 - Be a radio producer
Experiment 14 - Mix it up
Experiment 15 - Grow your visual vocabulary
The 15 Minute Meeting Roadmap
Bonus - Facilitation Map Template
Bonus - Formal Meeting Agenda Template
Bonus - Meeting Charter Template