Our main goal is to help improve your meetings. With over 13,000 Less Meeting users, we have learned a thing or two about the best way to conduct an effective meeting.

Below is our best practices guide to writing meeting agendas, capturing meeting minutes and following up on action items.


Write An Effective Meeting Agenda

The key to a great meeting starts with proper preparation and ends with thoughtful follow up. While it sounds like an easy task, why do we still have meetings that run long, go off-topic, and feel unorganized?

Who Should Be Attending Your Meeting?

Do you work with someone who is double-booked for multiple meetings every day? Can you hear them right now… complaining about how they never get anything done because they are in meetings all day?

How To Plan Your Meeting Schedule

The only thing better than a short meeting is the meeting that gets cancelled. Quick, efficient meetings are fantastic.The problem is, I often bite off more than I can chew.

How to Follow Up on That Unanswered Meeting Request

Sometimes simply scheduling the meeting can be the hardest part. You were at an event last night and met Brett. He had some awesome ideas to help your startup so you got his card and he suggested you get together soon.


6 Tips to Hush a Talkative Meeting Attendee

We’ve all been there before. You’re trying to get through a meeting, and Bob (let’s call him Bob), just will NOT stop talking. It might be because Bob wants to sound smart, or he really thinks you aren’t taking in his point about the TPS reports being redundant, but he just keeps rambling.

The Definitive Guide To Meeting Minutes

Sometimes we take for granted that these aren’t easy to do well.  Heck, this is large reason why we created the Meeting Template Generator.

Sure anyone can create a set of “minutes,” but there’s still a lot that separates the good from the bad.

Managing The Meeting Hog

Dave Berri over at Freakonomics recently came up with an interesting analogy between meetings and the NBA…yes the National Basketball Association. He argues that ball hogs and never-ending meetings suffer from the same problem: a combination of over confidence + under competence.

What Should Be In Your Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes remind attendees of important highlights, action items and key decisions made during a meeting. They also serve as a great way to update those that cannot attend and help increase accountability within an organization.

Technology In Meetings

A couple weeks back I was in a client meeting giving a presentation of two alternate solutions. Afterward I asked the lead architect for her recommendation.“Uhhhhh, can you repeat that again real quick?” she blankly asked.Seriously?! 


5 Email Templates For Following Up On Action Items

Have you ever walked away from a meeting with a sneaking suspicion that nothing discussed in the meeting will get accomplished? Were you right?

Early on in my career, I had too many meetings where followup items just didn’t get done. It wasn’t because the people were incompetent or didn’t care…

Tools For Tracking Action Items

At Less Meeting, we’re huge fans of getting things done. There are several action items tools Less Meeting integrates with and others that are useful for outside your meeting todos.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the best tools for tracking action items

Your meeting problem ? Solved.

With automated agendas, structured meeting notes, AI-driven ratings, KPI tracking and automatic action item follow-ups, LessMeeting will keep your meetings short and attendees accountable.