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How to eliminate the 1 in 5 bad meetings with Read

June 23, 2022

Remember those mornings, running a little late getting to the office, spilling coffee in hand as you walk into the conference room? While the meeting goes on you decide to catch up on “just a few emails” that came in the night before. No doubt you’ve done this, we all have, but that’s the problem. A few seemingly small actions can lead to a bad meeting overall, and this problem has only gotten worse with the increased meeting load of hybrid and remote working (see Read's State of Virtual Meetings Benchmarks).

With the Chief Meeting Officer (CMO) Dashboard you will be able to see what actions you can take to improve your meetings, and the interactions you have with everyone you meet with each day. CMO Dashboard updates daily, summarizing the past 30 days so you can easily track your progress.

Did you know 30% of participants arrive on average 3.7 minutes late to their meeting?

We’ve all suffered from having so much to do that it makes us late, or having back-to-back meetings that go over.

Keeping track of how much you are late and how this impacts all the people you meet with is hard, but your CMO automatically does this for you.

See who waits on you the most so you can make the effort to be on time for that person or identify where you need to adjust your schedule to ensure you can consistently make it to your next meeting on time.

With an average of 24% of meeting participants not being engaged we could all use some help.

It's likely you aren’t the only one checking their email in the meeting, but CMO makes it easy to see your engagement score over the last 30 days so you can improve with personalized recommendations.

For example, which meeting size is better for you or which days and time of day are the best or worst for having a meeting. The great thing about the CMO Dashboard is that it continues to learn and update as you make changes to the way you have meetings.

You even get meeting level recommendations right in your post meeting report. For example, Read tells you which attendees aren’t engaged so you can pull them into the conversation, improving engagement and inclusivity.

More than 20% of your meetings fall in the “bad” bucket. Nobody wants that, right?

A good place to start is by looking in the Meeting Movers section of the CMO Dashboard, which identifies low-scoring meetings. Select a meeting in this list to view its report so you can identify what caused the bad Meeting Score. Find other bad meetings by sorting your Meeting Reports from lowest to highest score.

In the Meeting Report, you will see the moments that resulted in a poor score. For example, if engagement declined as the meeting went on, consider sharing an agenda ahead of time to keep the meeting on track. Or, if Talk Time was only shared among a few individuals, make sure to ask if there are questions or thoughts that others would like to contribute. Easily identify bad moments by selecting the “Events” tab of the Meeting Report.

Start using Read’s Chief Meeting Officer in your meetings today by creating an account. Right from the beginning you will be able to experience CMO by viewing demo meeting reports and demo data in the CMO dashboard.

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