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How To Grab Attention And Make It Stay In Team Meetings

Written by: Omu Obilor, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


One of the keys to running a successful business is to communicate with your team and employees in a way that they understand your company’s visions and meet its goals and objectives. You need to motivate them and make sure they pay attention and listen by creating a clear and genuine connection in team meetings. It’s hard to keep your employees checking on their phones constantly when you’ve toiled day and night for your presentation. Keeping that in mind, here are the three ways how you can grab attention and make it stay in team meetings.

1. Talk to them

Ask your team why they should join the meeting and listen to you. How do they think the meeting would benefit them with new skills and information? You can ask them about what they want to learn or discuss before the meeting via a mail survey. Some of your team members won’t reply to these surveys and would be reluctant to attend them. And it’s good because these are your target audience. You can get personal with them and tell them a story as to how you got ahead in your career and how your story can help them solve their problem. Narrate them how they can learn from your failures and connect with the audience with your personal touch.

2. Make their mind boggle

A too easy or too difficult topic for the meeting is too boring. Know your audience and their level of expertise. The meetings should be such that it makes your audience triggered with curiosity and knowledge. The topic must trigger their thinking skills. A too-easy topic doesn’t require any thinking. And a too difficult topic can turn off people. It is boring if you’re the only one speaking about something. So make sure you ask your audience’s insights and ask them questions.

3. Include breaks

Include breaks in your lengthy meetings. Let your team refresh themselves with a cup of coffee or walk around for a bit. Coffee increases attention and keeps everyone warm. Make sure you include a 5-10 min break after every 45 minutes of a meeting session. Breaks help everyone to focus better for the next session.

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Omu Obilor, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Omu is an International Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Thought Leader. Her mantra is “Living my best life," this she achieves by living Intentionally.

Her mission in life is to empower others to live their best life, curating the life they want for themselves.

As a founding member of the John Maxwell Team, she has mastered intentional living in personal and professional life.

She performs the role of Executive Director and National Trainer in Business Network International (BNI), which empowered her to master training networking.

Omu has, over the years, poured out her all into the lives of her clients. Walking them through the various transitions in life and mentoring them through the transformation. She is driven by her passion for helping individuals realize that it is possible to live the life they dream of.

Extremely passionate about Transformation in people, she works tirelessly to see this through.

Her approach is designed to increase awareness and accountability to increase morale and determine values.

She runs a mentor mind group for women looking to grow in their personal and professional lives. She also runs masterminds monthly, amongst others.



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