Running Meetings

These topics cover meeting facilitation practices.

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20 articles in this collection
Written by Anne Atlas, Michael Ball, and Mackenzie Fernandez

How do I indicate in a meeting that I want to speak?

Meeting attendees can raise a virtual hand when they want to speak.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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Can I designate a note taker?

A meeting assistant is the designated note taker for your meeting
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Written by Anne Atlas
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What is a Fist of Five vote?

A Fist of Five vote is a decision making technique used to quickly determine the level of consensus around an idea.
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Written by Michael Ball
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What happens to topics not completed in a meeting?

Incomplete topics are available for use with your next meeting.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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Can I "pin" a recurring meeting topic?

Meeting moderators can create and "pin" recurring meeting topics in a Collaborative meeting.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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Can I create an agenda or add topics "on the spot" during a meeting?

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Written by Anne Atlas
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Why does the topic timer automatically start?

The timer in Instant Agenda helps keep your meeting on track.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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Can I view past meetings, open action items, or past decisions while I’m in a meeting?

Meeting history allows you to view notes, action items, and decisions from past meetings at any time, including during an active meeting.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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How can I view the meeting timer if my screen is covered by another application?

Timer notifications help you track your meeting when PowerPoint or other applications cover your meeting timer.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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Can I return to a completed topic?

A meeting moderator can reopen a completed topic in a running meeting.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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How do I call a vote to make a decision?

Votes allow moderators to collect input from attendees - the results can be thrown away or recorded as a decision.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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What are topic comments?

The little Chat Bubble that appears next to a meeting topic is for comments.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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How do I pause a meeting or take a break?

You can take a meeting break at any time (even mid-topic).
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Written by Anne Atlas
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Can I assign an action item to someone who isn’t in a meeting?

Yes, you can assign an action item to someone who is not a meeting attendee.
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Written by Anne Atlas
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How can I save a topic for later discussion?

Deferring topics
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Written by Mackenzie Fernandez
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How do I record a decision?

You can record multiple decisions for each topic discussion in a meeting
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Written by Mackenzie Fernandez
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How and when do I reset votes?

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Written by Michael Ball
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Can I add file attachments to topic or meeting?

Many people have file attachments that relate to meeting content.
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Written by Michael Ball
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How can I change the number of votes that attendees get in a Collaborative meeting type?

Collaborative meetings allow your attendees to vote on the topics they find most valuable. You can set the number of votes they get.
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Written by Michael Ball
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How do I add or track action items?

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Written by Michael Ball
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