I put these principles to work for the first time last week.
I didn't use flip chart paper (I couldn't find any in the 30 minutes between when I listened to the podcast and when I held the meeting), but I wrote the agenda on a white board- with times.
Nine items, plus parking lot, for a one-hour meeting. [b]Way[/b] too much stuff to discuss in 60 minutes, but I thought I would give it a try.
It was totally remarkable- Everyone kept glancing up at the agenda. People kept their remarks limited when time was running out... one guy even tabled one of his items ("We don't need to use group time for this") to keep on schedule.
In short, everything happened exactly like Mark said it would. It was almost like he had done this before! :wink:
Oh yes, we got through the agenda with 3 minutes to spare. :D
p.s. Thanks, Mark, for another winning cast!