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Many people in every organisation spend a large proportion of their working life in meetings – and they often consider much of this time to be wasted. That’s why it’s essential for everyone who attends a meeting to make sure they get the most out of it.

This practical and engaging course demonstrates how anyone attending a meeting can contribute to making them effective and worthwhile. Participants will learn how to prepare effectively for meetings even when they are busy. They will discover how to make sure other’s listen to what they say and get their messages across effectively. They will learn how to provide a strong supporting role to the person chairing the meeting that helps keep things on track and ensure everyone’s voices are heard. Participants will leave with great confidence in their ability to get the best out of meetings.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Recognise the importance of preparing for every meeting and following up on actions promptly
  • Learn how to get your point across effectively and gain buy-in to your ideas
  • Know how to make sure they get air time and allow/encourage others to contribute
  • Be able to take a leading role when things aren’t working and help to get it back on track
  • Know how to take minutes and ensure action points are recorded

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

All our training and coaching can be booked as a one-off course or session where your people will leave with the confidence, tools and skills needed to put their learning into practice Many of our clients work with us to reinforce this learning, while following the 70:20:10 framework, with 1:1 coaching, virtual webinars and learning bites to embed the learning and make it sustainable Here’s a sample of how that journey could look for your people:

Participant needs identified
Line managers briefed on learning programme
Attend face-to-face training course
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Participate in virtual webinar
Workplace activities and line manager coaching
Individual 1:1 telephone coaching
Follow-up activities and/or action learning

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