An orchestral approach
First published on this website in September 2003 and last updated in May 2014
Advice for all who chair Christian business meetings, by using the analogy of conducting an orchestra.
1: Prepare the symphony
Study the score – Gather the orchestra – Rehearse the concert – Set out the platform – Check the recording
2: Attend to the orchestra
Tune the instruments – Send clear messages – Watch all sections – Repeat key themes – Show no favouritism
3: Select the tempo
Study the whole symphony – Choose the right speeds – Keep the orchestra in time – Avoid conducting from the keyboard – Judge the concluding speed
4: Direct the players
Learn from the greatest conductor of all – Draw in those who aren’t playing – Control the wannabe soloists – Retune those who go off key – Consider whether you are the right conductor
Here is the link to this item: A5 - How to chair meetings.pdf
This article has been updated in May 2012 with minor alterations throughout the text.