Ten Tops Tips for being a YAG Chairman
Carl is the Melksham YAG Chairman and has put together his top ten tips with help from Councillor Jon Hubbard:-
Ten top tips for being a chairman
1. Humour is never a bad thing - humour can be your friend especially at the start of the meeting, it helps break the ice and makes the room more relaxed.
2. Be assertive - being assertive is never a bad thing it can show your in charge and running the meeting.
3. Organisation - you need to be organised with the agendas before the meeting, always bring pen and paper.
4. If someone is waiting to talk - people in the room may raise there hands if they would like to talk, you simply indicate you have seen them and then write there name down and come back to them after the current person talking has finished.
5. Always make time for apologies - if anyone in the group needs to apologize for something allow them time to do this in the meetings.
6. Don't let the conversation go off topic - conversations do go off topic a lot of the time as people begin to debate situations so you need to put an end to this by saying that the current discussion going on is not relevant.
7. Separate conversations - members of the meeting may start having individual conversations about things not relevant to the meeting, simply state that if you would like to discuss something run it through the chair first.
8. Treat everyone like a friend - the key to a good running group is its members, if you get along as individuals rather than a group the group will format and work much more effectively.
9. Keep a helicopter view - review how everyone's getting on with there projects and that everything's running smoothly.
10. Skills - everyone has individual skills as well as needs recognise this and adapt the members of the group to the projects which would best fit them.
Date Posted: Wednesday 2 May 12