How to facilitate meetings in an engaging way

The biggest challenge of facilitating a productive meeting is to keep people engaged and interested. 

Here are some thoughts to consider when thinking of facilitating in an engaging way:

  1. Preparation is everything
  2. Introduce everyone in a friendly manner
  3. Establish a safe environment to express
  4. Begin your meeting with a quick check-in
  5. Equip people with the right tools for contribution
  6. Ask for contribution explaining what you expect from them
  7. Frame the questions specifically
  8. Acknowledge contributions
  9. Build on what you receive
  10. Show respect and use a positive language.