We’ve all been there: A meeting without a clear purpose that drags on and on or a meeting that’s boring. Don’t let your meetings be like that.

After all, meetings are undoubtedly an important part of business and we spend a lot of time either hosting or attending them these days, which is why we think it’s important that they’re interesting.

So, forget about making your internal meetings overly serious. Instead make them a time for everyone to enjoy – getting away from their desk, sharing ideas and eating lots of biscuits.

Here are 5 simple ways in which you can make your meetings more interesting:

Make it personal 

Put some time aside in your meeting for your colleagues to talk about themselves. Whether it is something interesting they got up to at the weekend or a fact you didn’t know. You may be surprised and find that you share some common interests!

Use Visuals

People understand what you’re saying faster and remember it longer with visual aids. Whether you’re showing off some digital marketing analytics or sharing a new press release with your team, it’s always good to see the work. After all why shouldn’t you showcase your success in all its glory?

Invest in a large clock

Keep it snappy. Set 5-10 minutes for everyone to discuss their key areas, stick to it!

Include some learning 

This could be learning about the projects your colleagues have been working on, or maybe a team member has been on a course and is able to teach you all something. 

Why not ask each member of staff to share 2 things they have learnt that week? We learn something new every day so I’m sure there’ll be plenty to share.

And of course … Fancy Dress

You’re not required to recite knock-knock jokes, stand on one leg or balance a spoon on the end of your nose. But a bit of fancy dress never goes a miss.

After all a little laughter can go a long way towards improving productivity and employee morale.