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Making Meetings Meaningful

Tip Sheet No . 28

by Joan Krenzin, Sociology,
and Larry Winn, Communication
from the CTL workshop presented on March 12, 1997

1. Meetings should include limits on time for each item on the agenda.

2. Handle the “big” items first.

3. Rule of thumb: Nobody talks twice until everyone talks once.

4. Handle disruptions by turning attention back to the task at hand. Some comments do not deserve a logical response.

5. At the end of the meeting summarize what has been accomplished and what actions will be taken to promote accountability. Who will be responsible for specific tasks and when the tasks will be completed should be stated.

For more information about this workshop, contact the CTL staff or any of the following individuals who attended:

Angela Gonzalez, Camille Johnson, Lisa Rexroat, or Shelby Scruggs.

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching -- Phone (270) 745-6508 -- Fax (270) 745-6145.
Location: 1783 Chestnut Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101.
Mailing Address: 1906 College Heights Blvd #11095, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1095.
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