If you work from home like I do, you already understand the importance of phone meetings; and you probably understand how phone meetings can also be a major time waster when you have a busy schedule.

While necessary, not all phone meetings are productive and efficient, making the process very frustrating for everyone involved.

The tips below will help you maximize the time you set aside for phone meetings so you accomplish your top priorities without wasting time.

In order for phone meetings to be efficient, you need an agenda to set the tone and expectations for the call.

If you can, send out an agenda a day in advance so participants have time to prepare their comments and feedback before dialing in.

Confirm Meetings Ahead of Time

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