Make Your Meetings Fun


Make Your Meetings Fun

Chances are, if you surveyed your employees, most of them probably aren’t going to use the word “fun” to describe meetings.  As a matter of fact, they probably don’t look favorably at meetings at all.  Let’s be honest, meetings aren’t usually exciting.   But what if you could spice things up a little bit?  Not only will this encourage employees to attend and participate, but the overall mood and production value of the meeting will probably change, too.  Here are few tips on making your meetings “fun.” 

1.  Audience Participation 

Admit it.  You, yourself, have probably started to drift off during a meeting in which the presenter droned on and on about one topic for hours.  Giving a lengthy speech about a topic usually means the information goes right in one ear and out the other.  Adding some audience participation can go a long way.  Games, hands-on activities, demonstrations, role-playing, and even trips outside of the meeting room or anything else which requires your audience to be an active part of the meeting can help keep everyone’s interest through the duration of your meeting. 

2.  Get employees involved in planning

Ask your employees what they do and don’t like about your meetings and use their suggestions to change things up.  Maybe appoint a different employee to come up with ideas for each meeting or to gather information for you.  When people have a say in what they’ll be doing, they’re often more engaged. 

3.  Offer Prizes and Contests

Good, old-fashioned bribery is always an option when it comes to getting people motivated.  Offer some sort of raffle or contest that allows meeting attendees to win a prize.   Or maybe at the end of your meeting, you can have a “pop quiz,” and the person who is able to answer the most questions, gets a prize.  The possibilities are endless. 

4.  Use Audio Visual Equipment Rentals

Projectors, plasmas, and other audio visual equipment can perk up even the dullest of meeting rooms.  Imagine your content being projected on a large screen, in bright colors, with music or other sound to back it up.  The right equipment can turn your boring powerpoint presentation into an engaging activity that holds everyone’s interest.  And if you don’t have equipment on hand or spending thousands of dollars for equipment you don’t use very often isn’t in your budget, a rental firm like Rentacomputer.com is a great option.  You can rent the equipment for just the time you need it, and even have it delivered and picked up to and from any location.  Just call 1-800-736-8772 to find out more!

Remember, meetings can easily become boring and people work better when they are energized and motivated.  Wouldn’t you rather see your employees laughing and relaxed verses falling asleep at your meetings?  I know I would!

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