You can use this checklist to evaluate yourself as a meeting leader and to review the presentations of others.
Were the room and the seating appropriate?______________________
Were the visual aids supportive and visible?____________________
How were the handouts and support materials handled?
Was the agenda distributed in advance?________________________
Were the right people there? _________________________________
Were name cards, smoking sections, breaks, and so on accounted for?
Was the purpose clear?__________________________
Did I or the facilitator keep the meeting on track?
Was I or the facilitator in control but not monopolizing?
How were interruptions and distractions handled?
Was maximum involvement and participation encouraged?
Was the group and the group process fully utilized?
Were all the key issues, key commitments, and future actions carefully noted by the recorder or minutes-taker?
Were the presentations interesting, pertinent, and well coordinated with the rest of the meeting?
Was the timing appropriate to the meeting priorities?
Were there sufficient summaries?
Did the minutes-taker have time to "feedback" key commitments?
If this was a decision-making meeting, was that decision made? Why or why not?
Were all future actions and assignments clear?_______________________
Was an evaluation form distributed? _______________________________
Was there a clear summary and memorable closing remarks?