Business meetings are important, irrespective of the business to discuss growth and decide on the future course of action. It might be a simple staff meeting to go over the details of a new product, meeting of the board of directors to discuss major issues or to forge a strategic partnership. Regardless of the reason, you want to make sure that your meetings go smoothly. These business meeting quotes will help you to go into a meeting with a clear mind and agenda to achieve desired results.
1. Keep it simple and effective
The agenda of the meeting should be simple so that each participating member could understand the goals of the meeting.
“The meetings can be a lot of fun or they can be frustrating.”
— Bob Weir
2. Patiently listen and grow
The people who want success should have the capacity to listen to the ides that are of benefit and carry on till the end.
“The world is run by those willing to sit until the end of meetings.”
— Hugh Park
3. Longer is not the better
The duration of the meeting does not make it important or influential, the content does. So, do not set the time to prepare the substance on meaning.
“Meetings don’t have to be endless to be eternal.”
— James E. Faust
4. Something for everybody
The meeting should consider every individual involved in it. Discuss at a peace that is suitable for everybody and clear out doubts of the mind at the end of it.
“Meetings move at the speed of the slowest mind in the room.”
— Dale Dauton
5. Lean mean keen machine
Meetings are done to discuss plans to execute policies if the volume is more and the results are less then there is something wrong in the process.
“Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.”
— Peter Drucker
6. Accomplish more, talk less
The meeting consumes time because unsolicited problems come out without any warning, before conducting a meeting set an agenda and concentrate only on it to reach a point of mutual agreement.
“The longer the meeting, the less is accomplished.”
— Tim Cook
7. Opportunity to let it know
Let your voice heard, express your ideas without any hesitation if you don’t somebody will.
“Meetings at work present great opportunities to showcase your talent. Do not let them go to waste.”
— Abhishek Ratna
8. Take responsibility before preaching
Meetings are not done to get away from work; it is an extension of work to make it work.
“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”
— Thomas Sowell
9. Discuss and unanimously decide
The aim of an official meeting is to get to a decision which will fetch positive results for the organization in the future.
“The majority of meetings should be discussions that lead to decisions.”
— Patrick Lencioni
10. Get answers, solve problems
The meetings are done to discuss the problems and solutions to those problems not to create more problems.
“You have a meeting to make a decision, not to decide on the question.
— Bill Gates