Meetings are a conundrum: we need them; we loathe them.
At their best, they provide an opportunity to motivate, connect, inform and inspire our organization members, board members and volunteers.
At their worst, they leave us frustrated and bewildered.
I have been on both sides of the gavel. As a facilitator, I make it my business to seek and practice strategies to run results-oriented, motivational meetings. As a participant-observer, I have observed the things that leaders do to foster low attendance.