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9 simple tips to make your meetings more engaging

mathilde_sudan.jpegMathilde Sudan |

5 employees taking part in a motivating and engaging meeting

In today's business landscape, meetings have become a cornerstone of how we work together. However, they can often seem monotonous and unproductive. They present a double challenge: on the one hand, keeping participants motivated and engaged, and on the other, ensuring that these exchanges are productive. As we struggle to navigate overloaded agendas and ambitious goals, how can we transform these meetings, often perceived as a constraint, into fruitful opportunities for collaboration and innovation?

This article examines how meeting leaders can create spaces where engagement, motivation, and productivity blend naturally. From agenda setting to post-meeting management, every aspect plays a crucial role in meeting success.

How to boost motivation during a meeting?

1. Clarify the purpose and importance of the meeting

Make sure each participant understands why the meeting is important, and how it contributes to the overall objectives of the team or company. Try to link the meeting's objectives to the participants' personal or professional goals, showing them the direct benefit of their active participation.

2. Involve participants

Before the meeting, ask participants to contribute to the agenda. This gives them a sense of ownership and reinforces their interest. Actively encourage participation and show appreciation for everyone's ideas and opinions. Recognizing everyone's input increases motivation and commitment. Assigning specific roles (such as facilitator, topic leader, note-taker, moderator) can help participants feel involved and responsible for the success of the meeting.

3. Use interactive techniques

Incorporate interactive activities such as brainstorming or small-group workshops to energize the meeting and stimulate commitment. Round-table discussions are an easy way to encourage exchange.

4. Establish a comfortable, positive meeting environment

A welcoming space and a positive atmosphere can greatly influence participants' attitudes.

5. Ensure good time management

Setting a time limit for each item on the agenda and for each speaker ensures that the meeting remains dynamic and that all important topics are addressed without dragging on. Respecting participants' time shows that you value their contribution and their time.

6. Incorporate active breaks

For longer meetings, incorporating short breaks allows participants to stretch, refresh and come back more focused.

7. Use visual aids

Presentations, graphics and videos can make your meeting more lively and help to better communicate complex information.

8. Conclude with clear actions

End every meeting with a summary of key points and the distribution of tasks or actions to be undertaken. This ensures that the meeting has a concrete impact and that everyone knows what they need to do next.

9. Provide updates and feedback

After the meeting, share a report with actions to be taken and follow up. This shows that the meeting is having a real impact and encourages continued participation.

Meeting agenda for engaging meetings

Making a business meeting engaging is not only good for productivity but also for team morale. By applying these strategies, you can transform your meetings into dynamic and productive moments, fostering better collaboration and communication within your team. You can create an environment where participants feel valued, involved, and motivated to contribute to the success of the meeting.

With the WEDO collaborative platform, you can prepare your agendas as a team and easily track the progress of your projects. From file sharing to task tracking, the content of your meetings is optimized by the platform so you can focus on the essentials.

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