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Prepare for Board and Committee Meetings

When it comes to board or committee meetings, it's crucial to be well-prepared and have a clear understanding of what the outcome will likely be.

Here are three key points to remember when you walk into these meetings.

Understand and Resolve Questions

Take the time to anticipate and identify any potential questions or concerns that may arise during the meeting.

By proactively addressing these questions before the meeting, you can gather the necessary information, data, or supporting materials to alleviate any doubts or uncertainties.

Bring Confident Motions

It's essential to only bring forward motions for a vote if you're confident they will pass.

Bringing a motion that is likely to fail can lead to disappointment and hinder progress.

Focus on building consensus and support for your ideas beforehand, so when it comes time for a vote, you can confidently move forward.

Foster Support and Collaboration

Not everyone in the board or committee may initially be in favor of your motion, and that's okay.

Instead of creating division, focus on understanding their concerns and finding ways to address them.

Help those who may have reservations to see the potential benefits and be supportive.

By fostering collaboration and finding common ground, you can build a stronger and more united organization.

Remember, always walk into a board or committee meeting knowing what the outcome will likely be.

Understand and resolve questions beforehand, bring confident motions, and foster support and collaboration among the members.

By following these steps, you'll be well-prepared to make a positive impact on your arts and cultural organization.


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