Basic Facilitation Skills: #4 How to Communicate Meeting Results (or Workshop Results)

Terrence Metz
Published Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Guardian of Change: How to Communicate your Meeting Results

When stakeholders ask meeting participants, “What happened in the meeting?” It’s a good idea to sound like all attended the same meeting. To ensure that participants harmonize their “elevator speech” (also known as coffee pot, issue bin, and other 30-second synopsis of events or issues), quickly facilitate and get the group to agree on what they are going to tell their superiors and other stakeholders when asked.

For major initiatives such as strategic planning or project launches, it is wise to invest a few hours to build a robust communications plan, but most meetings do not afford that much time.  Rather than skip the activity entirely, Use the FAST Guardian of Change approach to build a quick and simple communications.