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Do you lack confidence when participating in face-to-face or virtual meetings? Do you find it challenging to connect with others and get your ideas across in an engaging way? Do your meetings often lack purpose or clear outcomes? 

This practical course will help you develop the skills you need to actively and effectively participate in a range of common face-to-face or virtual meeting types. You will analyse the purposes and outcomes of your workplace meetings and discover and practice skills and strategies to prepare effectively, make relevant and engaging contributions and connect with other meeting attendees, resulting in improved meeting outcomes and stronger relationships.

This workshop is for you if …

You want to participate more effectively in a range of common meetings in the workplace.


After attending this workshop, you should be better able to: 

  • Prepare and deliver relevant and impactful messages for your common face-to-face or virtual meetings 
  • Actively participate in meetings and decision-making discussions to enable productive outcomes 
  • Build relationships with meeting attendees and present a confident, credible image in your face-to-face or virtual meetings. 

Workshop outline

Meeting skills fundamentals 

  • Analysing common meeting types, purposes and roles 
  • Core skills of participating effectively in meetings 

Taking effective notes in face-to-face or virtual meetings 

  • Why take notes during meetings? 
  • Effective note-taking habits 

Actively participating in face-to-face or virtual meetings 

  • Common barriers to participation 
  • Strategies to positively engage in discussions 

Planning and structuring your contributions for face-to-face or virtual meetings 

  • Preparing for meetings 
  • Structuring your contributions 

Presenting ideas with impact in face-to-face or virtual meetings 

  • Making an impact with verbal communication 
  • Project an engaging and confident presence with non-verbal communication 

Building and maintaining rapport in face-to-face or virtual meetings 

  • Techniques for building rapport 
  • Connecting with others during meetings 

Contributing to decision-making in face-to-face or virtual meetings 

  • A decision-making meeting process 
  • Participating in decision-making discussions 

Effective meeting skills 1 mini-clinic 

  • Analysing meeting scenarios 
  • Setting actionable goals to strengthen your meeting skills at work 

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2022/2023
18-19 July 5-6 December 2022 9-10 March 2023