4 Inforgraphics That Every Meeting Participant Should Read

Karina Keith

Get out of the cycle of hating meetings with these infographic tips Data represented in an image format (otherwise known as an infographic) has become …

Get out of the cycle of hating meetings with these infographic tips

Mtg ParticipantsData represented in an image format (otherwise known as an infographic) has become very popular over the last few years. According to Wikipedia, an information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of informationdata or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends.

In this blog, I’m taking a closer look at some of my favourite meeting infographics and sharing some of the wisdom found within.

State of the Modern Meeting, created by BlueJeans Network examines data based on one million participants from 177 countries across all continents. Consider this stat: the meeting rush hits Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 41% of all meetings happen on those days.’

State of the Modern Meeting
State of the Modern Meeting Excerpt

Don’t Suck At Meetings: The Ultimate Guide, helps you dial your meetings to maximum efficiency by providing data to make you a marvelous meeting facilitator. This simple format examines the cost of a weekly meeting (using various different pay scales); how to make your meeting more successful; and how to design a slide deck that will actually get read (hint, keep it short).

Tips for Running Effective Meetings, clearly lays out some meeting rules to get your next meeting on track. Follow these rather easy rules, and your meetings should be more productive. Try these: agenda in advance, start on time, no phones, listen, assign actions and use minutes. Bingo! For other meeting rules, check out Adriana Girdler’s 8 Rules for Smooth Meetings.

Productivity: Is Timing Everything? examines all aspects of the day, not just meetings. But there are some key takeaways:  the afternoon (specifically 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) is the least productive time of the day. Looking for the best time, schedule it for between 10 a.m. and noon.

There are lots of different ways to make your next meeting more productive. Keep these infographics close by, start implementing the tips, and your next meeting will be marvellously efficient!

What’s your favourite meeting tip? Feel free to leave a comment below or shout out to us on Facebook or Twitter. Of course, you could always write your own blog post on the subject and share it with us… We’d love to read it!

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Karina Keith is a consultant with CornerStone Dynamics Inc. 'Katching up with Karina' blogs focus on the top web finds for the month. Aligning project goals along with truly understanding what motivates people to get their jobs done is what Karina does best.

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