Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tip for Committee Chairs:
When you get home after a meeting, immediately start a draft agenda for the next meeting. Open the previous meeting agenda, delete finished business, add things you think you'll need to cover in the next meeting, and change the file name.
You're going to forget stuff between now and then, and it's a delightful present to oneself to have the next agenda already extant and ready for editing when you panic and remember to get started on it.

1 comment:

Patrick Band said...

Really great tip...I use it all the time. Okay, so not as often as I should, but when I do, it's a lifesaver.

Another: If you have items on an agenda that you know will be difficult, call key folks 2-3 days in advance to remind them you need support/refresh the issue.