How To Close a Meeting or 1:1 Session Really Effectively
Avoid the 4 most common errors that Managers make when running Meetings or 1:1 sessions.
Closing a Meeting is a very important phase of the communication process as it rounds up and focuses the attention of your audience to what has gone before – this is your golden chance to rally the troops/forge some action/make it clear to individuals and groups what should happen now!
So, what are the most common areas where Managers get it wrong?
- Make sure that the meaning of the original message does not change – the summary and closure section is NEVER the time or place to introduce new material.
- Stick to the main points only – avoid excessive detail and discussion as this should have been covered earlier.
- NEVER add in your own opinions or views at this stage – just keep it factual!
- Make it very clear that this is the end of the session and the last chance to get further clarification. Bring down the iron curtain!
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