#14: build a better (one word) meeting

let’s play a game. it’s summer, that’s what you do in the summer, right? play games!

pick one word that you would choose to describe your ideal meeting setting. a word that describes both how you wish to be led in meetings and how you best lead meetings.

my one word: ORGANIZED!

a well organized meeting allows for an environment in which everyone can contribute their very best!

[here comes the fun game part!] post a comment with your word, and 1 sentence describing why it’s important to you. but, you can only choose a word that has not yet been posted. if you see that your word has already been chosen in a previous comment, you must think of another word! let’s see how many words we can collect describing our ideal meeting experience.

and, as always i’m grateful for your collaboration – if you’ve got a great tip for building a better meeting, email or tweet me: amy@lemonlimekids.com | @adolan


10 responses to this post.


    An engaging meeting maintains people’s interest, invites and encourages them to participate, and is whole lot more interesting than a lecture.


  2. Posted by Sarah Pickering on July 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm


    I love meetings where ideas flow faster than water and we run to keep up with them.


  3. Posted by Larry Shallenberger on July 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm


    All good meetings need problems to solve or differences to mend.


  4. PARTICIPATORY… Everyone needs to have role, to have a voice, to be expected to contribute in some way – even if it’s simply to share a prayer request. Participatory implies action and as the body of Christ our meetings need to activate our members, value them for their contributions, and respect their sacrifice of time.


  5. HONEST – everyone needs to talk straight so that what you say is really what you mean.


  6. STRATEGIC- Important or essential in relation to a plan of action


  7. INSPIRING. I love a meeting space that really gets the creative juices flowing!



    I suppose this piggybacks with “organized”, but I like meetings where I feel we’ve accomplished something.


  9. Posted by amyedolan on July 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    thank you, thank you for all of your wonderful words! i’m grateful for your unique perspectives.

    now, let’s build better meetings!


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