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Meaningful Meetings – How to Make Meetings Matter

April 1 @ 9:15 am - 1:00 pm


This workshop is designed for those running and/or attending meetings. It highlights the aspects of meetings which can be dealt with in order to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

This interactive workshop will combine learning about preparation, protocols and rules with aspects of delivery, confidence and structure for effective presentation of proposals and ideas. It highlights the things that everyone who attends a meeting can do to make them more efficient and effective. Self-assessment checklists will be introduced during the workshop.


To give participants an understanding of good meeting procedures, and equipping them with the strategies and techniques to make meetings more efficient and effective.

Topics include:

  • Types of meetings
  • What makes a good meeting? – including the skills of the chair and participants
  • Pre-meeting preparation
  • Rules and protocols – including proposals, motions and amendments (if required)
  • Chairing the meeting – toolkit for chairs / team leaders
  • Delivery, confidence, style of presentation at the meeting
  • Presenting ideas at the meeting
  • Identifying potential conflict and the ways to contain it
  • Outcomes and the purpose of the meeting
  • What contribution can individual attendees make towards meetings being more effective
  • Minute taking and the duties of the secretary / scribe


This seminar includes lots of activities, exercises and demonstration opportunities. It is lively and engaging and gets everyone involved!

On the day of the workshop you must arrive for registration at 9:15am for a 9:30am sharp start. Please note minimum numbers are required for this workshop.

About the Facilitator – Dale Rees-Bevan:

Dale Rees-Bevan


Dale Rees-Bevan, Director of SpeakersBank Australia Inc, Past President of Professional Speakers Australia and a Cert IV Trainer, has been training since 1993. Dale has served on numerous committees and two boards and brings her training and meeting experience to facilitate this workshop in an engaging and meaningful way.

“My staff thanked me for the opportunity to attend your workshop and felt that they had benefited enormously from the experience.”
John Owen – General Manager, Willoughby City Council

Dale is a passionate, vibrant, engaging, highly skilled communicator, teacher and facilitator who manages to nurture and bring out the best in others. I would highly recommend her as a trainer in presentation skills.”  Jane Pearson, Senior Marketing Advisor – Aurecon

“Dale helped enormously in my preparation as a speaker at an international neuroendoscopy conference. I went to the event feeling much better prepared and more confident in my ability to present well.”  Vanessa Sammons – PhD student.

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