Always Provide Attendees with an Agenda
It's important to provide your attendees with an agenda prior to the meeting. By creating an agenda, and sending it out in advance, you can let individuals know what will be discussed, give them an opportunity to research discussion points, and even provide an opportunity for individuals to get back to you with concerns about discussion points prior to the meeting.
Once you have provided an agenda to those attending the meeting, do not alter the agenda unless necessary. If you must alter a meeting agenda, you should send out a note to all participants with the updated agenda. There are different types of meetings, and each type of meeting has a type of agenda that goes with it.
Once you've created an agenda, it's important to keep your meeting on track using the agenda. When you create the agenda, assign a particular time limit to each point on the agenda. This will help you to keep your meeting to a certain length. If any agenda point seems like it needs to run over, make a note of it, and either schedule a meeting for that point for later, or follow up with involved individuals separately.
Please continue reading onto the second page to learn more about proper etiquette for business meetings.