7 Ways to Increase Engagement in Meetings
Engagement in meetings tends to get lower and lower as the meeting goes on, regardless of how well-organized it started out. Many meetings don’t actually have to suffer from this fate, however; here are 7 ways to increase engagement in meetings that you can start implementing today to see results immediately.
1. Set objectives
Before you even have a meeting, sit down and determine exactly what you want it to accomplish. Without knowing what you’re trying to achieve, your meeting will be all over the place and won’t be as effective.
2. Send emails beforehand
If you want your audience to stay engaged during a meeting, send an email beforehand reminding them of what’s going on and why they should care.
3. Ask questions
Questions are a great way to engage an audience and draw them out of their comfort zones. Here are some questions you can ask at meetings: What do you think? How do you feel about that? Why is that important? How do we solve it?
4. Keep the invite short
Don’t send out meeting invites that are more than a few sentences long. If you need to give more information, consider sending out links or attachments via email.
5. Give feedback after meetings
In order to help your attendees leave meetings feeling energized and valued, make sure you give them time at the end of each meeting to share their thoughts. This can be easily done via open ended questions with Sendsteps.
6. Use polls
Polls can be an effective way of increasing engagement during meetings. People will also feel more included because they have a stake in what is being discussed. Read here how you can implement polls in your PowerPoint.
7. Manage time well
One of the most important things you can do when it comes to meeting time management is keeping track of what’s on your schedule and being realistic about how much time certain tasks will take.
Keeping an audience engaged during meetings can be though. Sendsteps resolves this problem by adding interactive features to ensure there are no bored faces in your presentation or meeting room ever again.
Robert is a professional moderator, presenter and speaker coach. Robert has years of experience at home and abroad and works for a broad range of industries. He has interviewed ministers, captains of industry and even His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In his dealings with the audience, he always uses Sendsteps. With it, an audience is able to voice their opinions, whereby attendees can cast votes or send in comments to speakers and panels on stage. As such, events turn into lively dialogues with everyone being able to speak up!