A Meeting Aperitif

Serve clients a little “meeting apéritif”

Nobody, I repeat nobody, likes to learn the purpose of a meeting, or their role in that meeting as the meeting is starting. Serve clients an apéritif consisting of meeting objectives, documents, and expectations ahead of time—they can review materials beforehand, start generating questions, and feel confident about actively participating. 

Meeting Aperitif: stimulate group collaboration & curiosity before your next meeting2 parts Objectives: run meetings with everyone headed the same direction. Agendas, expectations, etc1 part documentation: give attendees the space to generate interest and questions ahead of timeA wedge of expectations: working agreements, roles, responsibilities, who's going to be thereA dash of just ask: create an avenue for not just more questions, but better questions