You’ve called a strategic or creative meeting and invited an outside party. You have some preconceived notions about what that guest’s role will be at the meeting and how everything is going to come down. The meeting takes place and not only did the guest not deliver, but nobody seemed to know who was leading the meeting and/or why it was taking place.
Everyone wants to point fingers when this happens but there are two major players in that interaction: the outside party and the host. If neither was adequately prepared . . .
In an upcoming post, I’ll give some suggestions for how you, as an outside party, can be better prepared but here are some crucial ways that you, as the host, can better equip your guests to be on their game and adequately prepared to serve:
Meetings can and should be tremendously productive if you are strategic about preparing everyone involved. Light a fire under your next meeting and you will equip the participants to be on their A-game. Everybody wins!
For you, what makes a killer meeting? What makes them a drag?
Want to know what is advisable and what you should avoid in ministry meetings? Read 22 Keys to Great Ministry Meetings.