Meetings can be a powerful tool, but the reality is that while they have the potential, that potential is often wasted. A meeting should leave your team feeling inspired and ready to make things happen, but all too often they take employees away from their drive and leave them feeling sluggish and bogged down with information. At Technalink, we believe that meetings are an invaluable resource when approached mindfully, and running a great meeting is a big part of effective spiritual management. Some tips on running a more motivational meeting are:
- Start with a message and a goal – Starting your meeting off with a message regarding what the meeting is about, and a goal you want to reach by the end of the meeting, is a great way to “trim the fat” and make your meetings more succinct and inspirational. If you are unable to find an inspirational reason for holding the meeting, or a goal you would like the meeting to achieve, you may want to rethink if the meeting is going to be productive at all.
- Use your meeting to tell a story – Storytelling is a useful tool in marketing, in building a business idea, in a business plan, and yes, in meetings, too. Crafting your meeting to tell a story will engage those attending, and inspire them to want to craft their own ending.
- Always focus on positivity – Positivity in soulful leadership is a big component, and focusing on positivity in your meetings should be treated with equal importance. Keeping things light, positive, and encouraging will have your team members leaving the meeting feeling inspired to do more and do it better. A positive outlook and mindset is contagious.
- Consider your timing – A meeting after lunch might not be met with the same vigor as a meeting at 10 or 11 am. Consider how you and your team will be feeling from the day before scheduling a meeting, and focus on times when you all are most like to be fresh, energetic, and positive in meeting your goals.
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