How to Have Effective and Productive Meetings

Adriana Girdler

Tired of unproductive, distracted meetings? These tips will get your meeting on track Are you tired of sitting through unproductive meetings that spin off on …

Tired of unproductive, distracted meetings? These tips will get your meeting on track

Are you tired of sitting through unproductive meetings that spin off on tangents and get off track? We’ve all been in meetings that seem pointless. When people get distracted from the meeting agenda, it’s frustrating for the facilitator, ineffective for the participants and detrimental to the company’s success.

So, what do you do about these unproductive meetings? Putting up with them is just not enough. You need to take actionable, practical steps to make your meetings more effective, or the frustration will simply never end.

This may sound like a daunting task, but by implementing some simple tips, you can change your meetings for the better, one by one. That’s exactly what I’m going to share with you in this week’s video!

We’ll go over:

  • The BEST technique to use to stop people from going off track
  • How to respond when a participant brings up an UNRELATED topic
  • How to lay down the law in a POSITIVE way at the beginning of each meeting
  • How to gain CONSENSUS and get everyone to agree
  • How to bring some FUN into your meeting

Introducing these new techniques to your team may sound overwhelming; but if you focus on implementing these steps, one meeting at a time, your organization will start to see success before you know it.

If you want to see your organization thrive, head over to YouTube and start implementing these steps to achieve laser focused meetings! See you there!


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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