The meeting is one of the most important things in your life, and you don’t have time for Projects? Or just the other side of the spectrum? Or no time? Whatever the case, your meeting is going to be your last. You’re just not good at it. It’s not something you’ve been good at in the past or even at the current moment. The best way to get the best result from your meeting is to practice and practice and practice. However, there are ways to make the perfect presentation or report even better than your meeting. Here are a few ways you can go about it.
Get to Know Your Audience
The first step towards making the best performance from a meeting is to get to know your audience. What is their age, sex, location, job title, and education level? What is their favorite topic, favorite authors, etc? This information is what will help you to find out how you can best engage with your audience.
The show, Don’t Just Tell
The next important thing you need to do when you’re going to a meeting is to show, don’t just tell. Make your audience feel Something. Make them feel empathy, feel connected, or have a taste of what you’re going to be sharing.
Have a Plan
After you’ve gotten to know your audience, it’s time to take action. First and foremost, you’re going to have to plan what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it.
Take Advantage of Alone Time
While you’re probably going to have solo time for the entire meeting, you should also take advantage of the time to do other things. For example, you could be socializing with your team or relaxing on the couch with a beverage in your hand.
Don’t Forget the People Behind The Stage
While you’re probably going to be spending the majority of your meeting focused on what’s going on behind the stage, you should also be mindful of not forgetting the people in front of the stage. Speaking of which, it’s important to make the most of your time with these individuals.
Let Your Network Help You
A meeting is going to be a great opportunity to learn, but you don’t have to go through the effort of getting to know everyone on the other side of the table.
Practice and practice
The next step is to make sure that you’re practicing your new skills. This means finding ways to make sure that you’re practicing the proper steps so that you have the proper muscle memory set up for the event. This means understanding what steps to take and when to take them, and being able to do so without breaking the chain of command.
Teach your brain
The next thing that you need to practice, and the one thing that you probably haven’t done yet, is teaching your brain how to process information. This might seem like a no-brainer, but in reality, most people are only able to get enough insight into what’s happening in the world around them to make an impact. You need to make sure that you’re teaching your brain how to process information, and not just what you’re seeing. For example, you might be good at visualizing certain events, but bad at presenting those images to the world.
Again, this one might surprise you. You might be so good at what you do that you never have to take a break. Or you might spend the whole meeting telling everyone how great they are, while ignoring the people who aren’t helping the cause. Whatever the case, be flexible and be dynamic. Be creative when it comes to how you use your time. Be adaptable and open-minded when it comes to what you want to accomplish. If you try to do everything in one go, you’re doing it too late. It’s already lost its appeal. So, be flexible and be in the moment. You’re only as great as what you do, so do something amazing with your time that you can’t wait for the next meeting to take place.
Be passionate about your goal
As you can probably tell from the choices above, this one is a no-brainer. You need to be passionate about your goal so that you can see yourself as a great influence on the world. You need to make an impact, and you need to do that impactful work for a living. You need to be something that people want to be, and that they can’t wait to hear about. And don’t be afraid to say “no” to some of these ideas. You need to be your own best friend, and you need to be there for your friend when they need you.
The best way to get the best result from your meeting is to practice and practice, and make the most of your time with the people behind the stage. While you probably won’t be making the perfect performance or giving the best report, when you do this right, you’ll be sending the right message to your audience.
If you want to get the best performance out of your meeting, practice saying things like “We’re going to talk about this in our next meeting”, and “This conversation is important”. When you get this right, you’ll be able to send the best messages to your audience.