You've organized your team, picked your topic and selected your speaker(s). Now, you want to take the time to meet and get everyone up to speed, get their buy-in, and more importantly, establish yourself as a leader. The kick-off meeting builds trust among the ensemble, gets them motivated, and ensures they take ownership of their roles and responsibilities.
The Kick-off Meeting Checklist (at right) contains guidelines for meeting preparation, meeting agenda, and post-meeting action items.
BEST WEBINAR DAYS OF WEEK: Tues., Wed., Thurs.
BEST START TIMES: 10 – 11 a.m. PST, 1 – 2 p.m. EST
If you take care of all the smallest details ahead of time, you’ll keep last minute fire drills to a minimum:
Get everyone’s landline, email and mobile phone numbers (there may be an 11th hour fire drill).
Set up a virtual repository for sharing work plans, presentations, head shots, etc. Some tools include Dropbox or ShareFile.
What do you do in your kick-off meeting? Did we miss anything? Let us know.