Ten Things to do Twenty Minutes Before a Meeting

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How many meetings do you turn up to totally unprepared? Here are ten things to do just twenty minutes before a meeting to give you a fighting chance!

  1. Check the location: meeting rooms can be dotted all over your workplace, so check where it is in case you need to set off a couple of minutes beforehand
  2. Check the agenda: familiarize yourself with the agenda for this meeting
  3. Check the attendees: Microsoft Outlook gives you the data to see who has accepted, who hasn’t accepted, and who has declined
  4. Check the ‘inputs’: normally attached documents. Either print them out if you really must, or unhook your laptop and carry it with you
  5. Check previous actions: remind yourself about what actions you may have been given at the last meeting – although now probably isn’t the time to start them!
  6. Check your calendar following the meeting: look now at where you need to be after this meeting, and if needed, gather any inputs to that meeting too
  7. Check your email: do this now rather than during the meeting on your Blackberry!
  8. Check that the meeting is still on!: meetings can be cancelled at the last minute – check that it is still on
  9. Visit the restrooms: go now to give you plenty of time
  10. Visit the coffee-shop: if you need a fix, get your beverage in good time

This post is part 1 of 20 in the series Make Meetings Work
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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Truthsayers Neurotech, the world's first Neurotech platform servicing the enterprise. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and Associate Member of the Agile Business Consortium.

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