No agenda. Lack of prep. Jungle of emails. Wrong people in the room. Notes are lacking. No one asked for my input. Running late...should we keep going?
Yeah, it can get bad. And then the meeting culture turns to one of avoidance. Meetings are declared to be useless. We've been there.
Some turn to all–in collaboration setups and video conferencing. Does more complexity and seeing faces solve the problem?
We believe a few simple ideas are key to a good meeting. And simple tools can help.
Stop hating. Start GoodMeeting.
Use the topic queue to collect and soak on meeting topics you and your team create. Organize the queue based on your prioritization criteria. When topics are ready to discuss, simply drag them over to the Agenda for your next meeting.
The agenda is always flexible, even during a meeting. Change it up on-the-fly, create new topics, reopen past topics, or add a needed break. Add time budgets so you can cover everything and finish on time. Time keeping during meetings lets you know how you're doing and automatically adjusts your agenda.
The GoodMeeting Store provides a variety of meeting tools to supplement topics. Free and premium tools are available. Premium tools include free full-featured trials so you make a confident in-app purchase decision.
Add browser tools to bookmark relevant links. Launch a browser tool in a meeting to navigate and share site content during discussion. Web content can be selected and posted to the topic notes along with source links for later review.
Create shared links to your Dropbox content for any topic. Link to images, spreadsheets, documents, and other content accessible with Dropbox to help teams focus and review materials before, during, or even after the meeting.
Engage the whole team. Use a Go Round to give everyone a fair share of time to make introductions, explain an idea, express opinions, and give feedback. The simple interface helps you manage each team member's time and turn taking.
Collect your thoughts, talking points, facts to share, background material, or anything else to help you present. Use the bookmark to keep your place as you jump in and out of your presentation notes.
Harness your team for good decision making. Use a Pulse for a go/no go vote on a major decision, select the best idea, get agreement on direction, or rate performance. Results are recorded in the notes for an accurate accounting later.
GoodMeeting was designed to be simple and available 24/7. Stuck in an airport or out in the wild? You can still keep working, offline, planning your agenda, adding notes, creating content. When you're back online, GoodMeeting will connect to your cloud content services and web sites.
Meetings are hard enough without having to juggle timezones. GoodMeeting was built with remote teams and time travelers in mind. On the Best Coast? Don't worry, we'll adjust the agenda dates and times for you. Don't miss another meeting because you showed up at the wrong time.
Time keeping super skills are built in so you can stop watching the clock and get in the meeting. Budget time for discussion and GoodMeeting will help keep you on schedule with meeting timers, topic timers, and timers to go around the room for feedback. We keep it all low key, so you won't get distracted.
Link in your team from Contacts to make them presenters, capture their comments, and share content. Team member profiles are always kept up–to–date with Contacts so you don't have to maintain copies of the same information.
GoodMeeting provides a rich view of your next meetings with quick access to Calendar events, invitees, and agendas. Create meeting events in GoodMeeting. Invite the team with just a few taps. Changes in GoodMeeting and Calendar are kept in sync.
Multi-Touch, meaningful animations, retina graphics, and clear and simple visual design create a user experience that assists you without demanding too much attention so you can stay focused and engaged in achieving good meetings.