How to effectively chair a meeting

Having worked on a variety of projects over the last year I have had the opportunity to witness multiple styles of meetings. The best ones were always well chaired. Someone was in charge and they were *good* at chairing meetings. Recently I was selected to chair a pretty important regular meeting for one of our projects and I wanted to do a great job!

The ability to effectively chair a meeting is a very underrated skill to have — it’s actually really easy to chair a meeting with a few simple guidelines — and it will make you look amazing if you do it right.

After a few experiences, some research, and some great advice I have come up with a list of tips and tricks to help you do a great job of chairing your next meeting!

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