There are many techniques for chairing meetings, setting agendas, writing minutes, etc. Perhaps the most important thing you can do in a meeting is ask these questions.
- What is the purpose of this meeting?
- What are the outcomes we want from this meeting?
- What are the deliverables from this meeting?
- What is the next action?
Ask these questions to stay on purpose and get things done.
With thanks to David Allen (Author of Getting Things Done)