Businesses should never go into a meeting unprepared. To do so could be disastrous.
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/18/2014 -- All over the world right now there will business meetings taking place. Some of the most iconic decisions in business history have been made during a meeting, and they remain the best way to connect with a prospect and deliver a sales pitch. Despite the obvious need to plan effectively for a meeting, though, many businesses don't.
Susan M. Heathfield believes that meetings that produce results start at the planning stage. "Effective meetings that produce results begin with meeting planning. First, identify whether other employees are needed to help you plan the meeting. Then, decide what you hope to accomplish by holding the meeting. Establish doable goals for your meeting."
Ms West of PCCC, a top conference meeting venue provider in London, believes that businesses don't pay enough attention to meeting planning. "Prior to any business meeting, the holder must establish goals and an effective meeting plan. That plan needs to detail what's going to be discussed and it needs to address any potential concerns a prospect may have. Businesses simply don't pay enough attention to this stage, and for that reason, many meetings between business and prospect end in failure."
Business Balls says that problem solving and decision-making is critical to success. "Problem solving and decision-making are important in many meetings, although always consider how much of these responsibilities you can give to the group, which typically depends on their experience and the seriousness of the issue."
What this means is that planning not only involves your content and direction of a meeting, but the people present too. Ms West says that "business meetings should only have the very best communicators. Where necessary, it should also have specific experts to address technical questions. Importantly, meetings must not include poor communicators and inexperienced people."
Ultimately, a “well-planned business meeting will lead to success” says Ms West. "A well planned business meeting will always go smoothly. Businesses can safe-guard their time, and avoid embarrassment, by planning effectively."
PCCC is a great conference venue in London. It is ideally suited for conferences, exhibitions and training.
For more information, visit http://www.pccc.co.uk or telephone on 02076318306.
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