A lot goes into raising and discussing a single topic during meetings — topic owner, discussion style, time limits, work and tools referenced, note-taking, and resulting action items.
While your meetings might seem fine without putting a little extra thought into agenda topics, spending a little time planning your topics before a session can save you time in the long run.
With this article, we’re going to walk you through adding and customizing agenda topics with Meetings, ensuring all your work is captured, meetings are consistently efficient, and everyone returns to work with that same understanding of what comes next.
Once you’ve created a meeting in Range you’ll be able to add agenda topics. You have two options here:
After deciding what type of agenda topic to add to your meeting, there are a few details you’ll want to include as well as a few optional features you can add.
Click to add a topic to one of the three agenda sections and you’ll be prompted to include:
After you click the Add topic button, you’ll be taken to the topic screen. This is the view you will also see during the meeting when it’s in session. You can add a description, change the topic’s privacy settings, and set a topic timer.
Tip: While adding a description and setting privacy rules for topics is optional, we encourage you to do both, especially for recurring topics.
The default privacy setting is open (public). Topics set as private will only be visible to attendees present during a session. Review our private agenda topics help article to learn more.
Upon adding the topic to the agenda, you’ll then be able to enhance the topic and simplify facilitation by adding optional meeting tools, including:
To add any one of these tools, click Add tool across from the name of the agenda topic and select the feature you want to add. Please note that only one tool can be added to an agenda topic.
Note: All of the edits you make to your meetings are automatically saved. So no need to look for the save button.
Add the rest of your topics to your meeting — or don’t and do so in real-time with your team — and you’re ready to start the session!
During your meeting, you and your teammates will all be able to take notes and add action items for specific agenda topics.
Too many discussion topics for your meeting but not enough time? Snooze the topic. Here’s how that works.
You can snooze items you don’t have time to discuss. Just click Snooze topic next to the Next topic button.
Topics snoozed during a meeting will appear in the next session of the same meeting and will include a note in the topic description that says (Snoozed on [Month] [Day]). So, when you just don’t have time for that last topic, snooze it and Range will make sure you remember to cover it next time.
A few notes on snoozing topics: