Conduct Better Meetings

Are you struggling with getting your design team organized on a project? Or do you want to make your kick-off meetings more effective and productive? Well we’re here to help you. In preparing for Kevin Hoffman’s full-day workshop, Leading Super Productive Meetings at the UI18 Conference in Boston on October 21, we gathered up a slew of free resources to share with you on this topic. But these resources are just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll get the rest of the iceberg at Kevin’s workshop where he’ll provide helpful content, eye-opening hands-on exercises, and valuable one to one interactions. You’ll leave the workshop excited to schedule and conduct your next meeting. Go look at Kevin’s workshop description and you’ll see what we mean. Here’s some reading about meetings Perspectives over Power: Habits of Collaborative Team Meetings – Jared M. Spool Jared discusses what makes meetings more effective than others. What Good Teaching and Meetings Share – Kevin Hoffman Kevin shares four simple, easy-to-remember guidelines about how to convey information. Kick Ass Kick Off Meetings: Part 1 – Kevin Hoffman Kevin explains the advance work that should take place prior to the kickoff meeting, and the type of questions you should ask your stakeholders. Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings: Part 2 – Kevin Hoffman In part 2, Kevin dives deep into a plethora of exercises to use in kickoff meetings including a design studio activity. Listen to what the experts say about meetings Leading Super Productive Meetings – Kevin Hoffman Kevin Hoffman believes that the culture of an organization, not whether the team is remote or not, is the biggest...

UIEtips: Perspectives over Power – Habits of Collaborative Team Meetings

We’ve all been in productive, energetic meetings and we’ve been in dragged out, nothing accomplished, pull your hair out meetings. The difference between the two types of meetings comes down to planning and facilitating. In our research, we’ve found teams that have the most effective meetings create a particular type of experience and they follow a specific set of characteristics to ensure a successful meeting. Having meetings as a designed experience is one of Kevin Hoffman’s specialties. For several years now, he’s been showing and leading teams on what it takes to make your meetings more productive, effective, and fun. At this year’s User Interface 18 Conference in Boston, October 21-23, Kevin shares his expertise and insights in his daylong workshop Leading Super Productive Meetings. Kevin’s workshop is a sure fire way to make your meetings better. Here’s an excerpt from the article: As we were studying the different teams, we realized the outcomes in the more effective meetings didn’t happen by chance. They were quite intentional. These teams had built up a toolbox of tricks and techniques that they regularly employed to get the most out of their meetings. The less effective teams tended to walk into the room and improvise how they were going to get their results. “How do we want to do this?” was a familiar starting refrain in many of these meetings. We noticed the more effective teams spent more time preparing for the meeting than the less effective teams. In setting up the meeting, they’d discuss the approach they’d use and exactly what they wanted to get out. Read the article: Perspectives over...