Making Meetings work

How should you prepare for running a meeting?
Define the meeting's goals.
Choose meeting participants that will have something to contribute.
Develop an agenda and send it out in advance.
How should you lead a meeting?
Ask meeting participants to unplug - no cell phones, laptops, etc.
Follow your meeting agenda.
Encourage productive feedback that's on topic.
Make sure everyone is heard.
Create a "parking lot" for off-topic subjects to discuss later.
What should you do after the meeting is over?
Send out minutes to all attendees.
Monitor completion of action items.