29717218_SWe understand meetings can be boring or go off topic. We also understand that some people actually dread going to meetings. But there are ways to encourage more people to attend, and be more attentive while they’re there. Ready to improve your business meetings? Here are a few ways you can do just that.

Be prepared. It’s easy to get behind when you have work piling up. However, it’s essential to set aside time to prepare for your meeting. Without enough planning, you could miss topics you wanted to cover, or even prevent people from attending. Creating a list of goals, and then making a plan will help you stay on track. Plus, if you create and distribute a summary of the points to your colleges/employees this will help them prepare. It will reduce any rumors and anxieties of what might be covered. It will also give colleagues/employees a chance to consider their thoughts on the matters at hand.

Encourage collaboration. You can help create fruitful discussion by creating an environment where people can openly conversate. Ask your colleagues/employees questions and explore ideas.

Utilize AV technology. AV systems can bring a whole new depth to your meetings. You can collaborate with more colleagues from other offices. You can also keep people tuned in with exciting presentations.

Business meetings can sometimes get a bad rap. But there is something we can do about that. Being prepared, encouraging collaboration, and adding high quality AV technology can bring your meetings to the next level.