Problem: Meetings feel tiring, boring, and like a poor use of time for organizers and presenters
Solution: Identify the outcome of the meeting and how each person will specifically contribute to it, then choose a structure for the conversations that supports the outcomes
Outcomes will always fall into 1 primary category: Open, explore, close
Definition of each
Each uses a different part of the brain
Where people go wrong is trying to do all these phases at the same time, and also, not setting expectations beforehand so that others don’t think the goal is different than it is
Think about the journey towards your outcome
Often, you don’t need a big group in a meeting to make progress. You can send a screen recording. You can ask for their contributions or comments offline. You can meet 1-1 quickly. Only use groups when you need everyone’s input at the same time.