Ten Second Takeaway
When I lead a meeting I always incorporate something I call the ‘ten second takeaway’.
Attendees are given ten seconds or less to share one of the following about the meeting:
Something they are excited about,
Something they are accountable for, or
Something that they are now considering.
Each time I complete the activity I’m amazed at how many items we’ve covered, how many points I’d already forgotten, and most importantly a sense of what the other guests have prioritized.
It’s well known that we often only remember the last things that we hear, and hearing a highlight from each person not only energizes the team, but it refreshes why we were there in the first place.
When we demand the use of people’s time for meetings, we carry the obligation of using that time effectively. Try ‘ten second takeaway’ as a tool to up your game.
Now that’s a peak ethos.