How to use your meetings to stand out in your workplace

Xander Groesbeek

Xander Groesbeek

Founder Rate My Meeting

Meetings can seem like an ordinary part of your workday, but, if you approach them strategically, they can also give your career a boost.

When you speak up at meetings, “you’re creating visibility, you’re showing that you’re a thought leader,” said Joel Garfinkle, an executive coach and author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. “You’re showing that you’re comfortable in that environment.”

You handle your everyday meetings. Some are tough, some are successful. To use your meetings to stand out in your workplace, make sure you continuously improve your meeting skills. Focus specifically on:

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Meeting leadership#

Clear meeting communication and its necessity: Not just for online meetings, one must have a clear structure for working things out. It helps to organize the vast amount of knowledge and structure it in a presentable form and gives an impression of reliability to the listener or the viewer. A Clear Presentation is a Clear Mind, here you can read in detail as to why and how exactly one can make remote meetings more engaging, clear and to-the-point.

How to master Next Steps in Online Meetings: next steps are all about assigned conclusions. By making sure that ownership is clear to all your participants, you increase the feeling in the team the meeting was fruitful. And, chances increase the agreements will actually be picked up and put into action, making the allocation of next steps necessary. A great opportunity to lead your team to be more effective and successful!

Inclusion & diversity in your meetings#

How to manage Different View Points in Meetings. A company culture that nurtures different opinions tends to have satisfied employees. It’s quite simple. You know your opinion is valued, ta-daa you also value your work more. When meetings feel honest and everyone’s opinions are addressed, you feel like your work is fulfilling and you are taken seriously.

Cheat sheet for Safe Meetings. The Oxford Dictionary defines a safe space as ‘a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment or any other emotional or physical harm’.

Make sure you coach your participants when appropriate.#

How to master Mutual Respect and Trust. Successful coaching comes from two familiar words: _Trust and Respect_. The whole idea boils down from the age old saying: 'you receive what you give'. It may sound ancient but when we really think about it, its's the whole crux of life and before teaching or coaching anything, one must connect deeper on the personal and a professional level. Because when you know people, you know you can trust them and vice-versa, that will surely come back to you.

Start Giving Actionable Advice with these 5 easy steps: According to Harvard Business Review: seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good judgment”—you either have it or you don’t — rather than a competency to be mastered.

Follow up for further advice if needed. Here at Rate My Meeting we help you take care of all these issues by providing accurate feedback after every scheduled online meeting!

Create your free account today#

Rate My Meeting is here to disrupt your meeting culture: 35% of managers’ time is spend in meetings. 50% of employees feel meetings are unproductive. And 75% of employees are not trained in meetings. Make frustrating meetings a thing of the past by measuring honest feedback on your meetings today, growing your skills with proven tools and knowledge and apply your learnings, enjoy productive meetings and show off your new skills. Reduce your work frustrations and make remote meetings more productive: create a free account and start today!