Planning a More Productive Meeting in Portland
Planning a More Productive Meeting in PortlandThe areas of Lake Oswego and downtown Portland are popular destinations for business gatherings and events. If you're inviting out of town meeting attendees or hosting a business event for local employees, there are several things you can do to make your event a produc-tive and successful one. Use these tips to plan your next meeting in Portland.
Tips for Productive Meetings
- Encourage networking. If you have several out of town attendees at the event, they may need a formal introduction to other group members. Encourage networking before or after the meeting by hosting a social hour or leaving room in the meeting agenda for some socializing.
- Send the agenda before the event. Keep everyone focused and productive by sending the agen-da items to all attendees at least 24 hours in advance. This can help attendees prepare notes and questions before, not during, the meeting.
- Send a summary after the event. Have someone take notes of all key items discussed and deci-sions made during the event. Send this to all participants so they can get a refresher on what was discussed as they depart from the event.