As LEADERS who are constantly POURING INTO, INVESTING, PUSHING VISION and MOVING PEOPLE we find ourselves in a lot of meetings.  So as you can see  MEETINGS MATTER, they absolutely do and because of that I want to share some ideas to CREATE meetings that are EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, and EXCELLENT.

So here's some of my TIPS FOR STICKY MEANINGFUL MEETINGS...

  • Pick times that work best for your VOLUNTEERS
  • Announce the meeting WELL IN ADVANCE
  • Ask people to RESPOND to meeting requests
  • GIVE THE HOSPITALITY PART AWAY!  You can chair the meeting and also share the hospitality part
  • CREATE a nice, compelling, creative meeting space
  • Have some munchies, FOOD IS A GAME CHANGER
  • Have FUN
  • Always have a WRITTEN AGENDA, no shooting from the hip
  • TEACH LESS FOR MORE!
  • Have FUN (yep repeat because its that important)
  • Start meeting with CELEBRATION
  • Share GODS WORD
  • Use GRANITEISMS
  • SHARE SHARE SHARE your meeting with other leaders on your team
  • Expect and initiate CONVERSATION and PARTICIPATION
  • POST PICTURES of the meeting
  • Use a WHITE BOARD when possible
  • Think of COMMERCIAL BREAKS
  • Share STORIES, stories are FUEL to a leaders soul
  • Summarize with ACTION ITEMS
  • Follow up with EMAIL summarizing meeting
  • Circle up for CLOSING WORD and PRAYER
I know there's a lot here, but I believe each of these are essential to having a GAME CHANGING, MEMORY MAKING, KINGDOM IMPACT MEETING!