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Meetings come in all shapes and sizes. Ones to plan, to consult, to resolve problems, and it’d be difficult to describe what ‘a typical meeting’ is. We do know, however, that they are a vital part of the way many people do business, they’re invaluable for getting to know people and team building. On the other hand, many meeting participants feel that there is a lot of time wasted through meetings. These are the YouTube versions of our videos which you can watch in full screen mode.

Time wasted and three simple fixes

Meetings can waste both time and money, but how much? In other words, what’s the true cost of ineffective meetings?

Agenda and preparation

We looked at the three biggest complaints about meetings and show how having a well-constructed agenda can help in each of these areas.

Personalities and team players

Often we think of a meeting’s success as being dependent on having a good leader. Good leaders will certainly help, but groups can help themselves by everyone being responsible for their contribution.

Time and money

Meetings can waste both time and money, but how much? In other words, what’s the true cost of ineffective meetings?

The bike shed effect

This video describes a fictitious meeting, but one which is likely to relate to many viewers as it shows how trivial items can take over.

PDF resources to go with meetings videos.

Different types of meetings

More information on writing agenda items

Any other business (AOB) is this still a good idea?

Some ground rules that you might want to use with the group