MeetingMinders Tool Set
Are your meetings in chaos?
Do you struggle to gain control and regain team focus?
End unproductive meetings and be a MEETING HERO! When you develop a reputation for getting things done, people want to work with you and seek you out.
- E.L.M.O (Enough. Let's Move On.)
- Park It
- Rock n' Roll Rabbit Hole
- Transition Bubble
- Time's a Tickin'
- Summary Sheet
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- Materials: 16 pt coated cardstock, adhesive gems, crafting sticks
- Product Dimensions: 6 3/4" x 3 1/8" each
- Item Weight: 1 oz (set)
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*Please note: Introduce MeetingMinders before actually applying them. When used respectfully and intentionally, these visual indicators are a simple, good natured way of reducing bad meeting etiquette and increasing participation.
Does the conversation sound like a broken record player? Has the meeting been monopolized by someone with their own agenda? Are you cringing as two contentious colleagues battle it out in a verbal tug of war?
E.L.M.O.'s appearance acknowledges the current discussion, indicates the need for tangent control and refocus, and provides relief to meeting hostages.
When the dialog has digressed well beyond the original intent of the meeting, the "Park It" MeetingMinder inquires whether the conversation is in alignment with the agenda. If not, then the topic should be added to a parking lot for future assessment.
"Park It" is a powerful MeetingMinder when used responsibly and deliberately. However, if parking lot items remain unaddressed, meeting participants may feel neglected and mistrustful, thus decreasing the impact of this powerful tool.
Rock n’ Roll Rabbit Hole:
Raise the "Rock n' Roll Rabbit Hole" when the conversation begins to plunge into the depths of deviation.
If the team is spending too much time on disjointed topics, the "Rock n' Roll Rabbit Hole" MeetingMinder helps to interrupt the conversation and pull the meeting back on track, ultimately refocusing the group and keeping the session moving smoothly. (Pairs well with the "Park It" MeetingMinder.)
Transitioning topics can be tricky, especially when facilitating a meeting with a considerably large group. How do you know when your colleagues are ready to move forward?
The "Transition Bubble" MeetingMinder allows you to take a pulse on your audience prior to switching topics. In return, they will feel connected, heard and respected.
Time’s a Tickin’:
Time keeping isn't exactly exciting, but it is critical to ensure continued meeting productivity, engagement and focus. Show the "Time's a Tickin'" MeetingMinder as the conversation is nearing it's agreed upon time box. This works especially well during team demos or meetings with aggressive agendas.
Quotes from meeting facilitators:
"I implemented the MeetingMinders as part of our backlog grooming sessions today. We accomplished more stories and were very productive. The team was full of smiles! I felt more accomplished seeing those smiles from them; a big thank you to you!!"
"These are very effective!"