Good meeting checklist

  1. Meetings are not the place to surprise peopleMeetings are not the place to surprise people
    It is always better to go to (conduct a) meeting with proper preparation and after providing clarity to the participants about the context. Bad meetings are time killers. Also bad meetings confuses...
  2. Meeting should have an agenda, in-fact, meeting invite should come with an agenda.
  3. Not everyone has to speak, but everyone has to feel heard.
  4. Time-box meetings to 15, 30 or 45 mins. If possible to 14, 27 or 42 mins!
  5. You don't have to be the first with an opinionYou don't have to be the first with an opinion
    In a meeting, being first to share an opinion doesn't make you important or significant. While it's not always true, but in most cases, the faster you react, you think less.

    Ideas are fragile. ...
  6. These days, I am aligned to the idea of recording meetings by default for async consumption
  7. Have no-meeting days if you can!
  8. Documenting MeetingsDocumenting Meetings
    ### Basic Principles

    1. Have a clear objective for your meeting notes.
    2. Keep your notes concise without losing important information.
    3. Use tools like [Toggl]( for time...
    1. Decision Documentation for CommunicationDecision Documentation for Communication
      Similar to how I Documenting Meetings, I use a simple Change log within Figma (Read: Changelog as a consistent communication tool) to track the design evolution from a design perspective. T...

Tools for Meeting

  1. Google Meet or Zoom for Video Calls
  2. Any Calendar app, to send meeting invites with agenda
  3. Miro, FigJam, Lucid, Mural for White-boarding while meeting.
  4. Grain, Otter, tl;dv for note-talking while meeting
  5. Slido for Anonymous QA/poll for meetings. A must try for Townhalls.
  6. Wheels of Name to choose who talks next