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Distance learning and life skills "REAL WORLD" communication.


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14 Factors for a Successful Meeting


This resource is instrumental in assisting students to build stronger communication skills when speaking to people, especially a Boss. Students need to understand how to present themselves and communicate in the most effective way to ensure proper completion of an assignment or task. Students will learn the 14 factors for a successful meeting and attend a REAL LIVE peer role-play with the Boss (YOU) and then students will create a Microsoft Office Table. In summary, the students will observe another peer participate in a REAL LIVE role play with the Boss as a formative assessment and compare the first role-play meeting versus the second meeting. It will be obvious that the second meeting is much stronger due to the fact the students now know the 14 factors for a successful meeting.



1-2 days









Student Objectives

Students will learn and understand the 14 factors for a successful meeting.

Students will experience and observe 2 REAL LIVE peer role-plays with the boss (Teacher).

Students will create a Microsoft Office WORD table document with the 14 factors for a successful meeting.

Students will walk around the room and observe their peer’s Microsoft Office table documents.



Students may receive help using Microsoft Office WORD.



Inform the students that they have 10 minutes to complete the below Warm-Up. Placing time on assignments is crucial because it will prepare students for everyday life, especially when they enter into the REAL WORLD. You can obtain a timekeeper to assist you with ensuring the time request is adhered to. I usually have not only a timekeeper, but other management positions to create a student-centered classroom.


Here’s the specific guide that provides you with the job requirements and descriptions:


Display the Warm-up below for the students to complete.

You will have 10 minutes to complete this warm-up so pace yourself accordingly.

Log onto Microsoft Office WORD and create a new document named, 13 Factors to a Successful Meeting.

What are 14 factors of a successful meeting?

Research on the internet but remember to use your own words when writing your responses.

Use Arial and 14 font

Use any color green font

Place the title in 20 font at the top of your document that will read: 14 factors of a successful meeting

Then go to the dry erase board and place 1 factor that you found from your research. ( I always make my students write in cursive, but that is totally up to you) Please be cautious, there cannot be any duplicate factors listed.

Guided Learning

Now let’s talk about the significance of a business meeting.

A meeting is when you get together with people to discuss something.

As technology has changed and people can connect online or by phone - meetings can take place with people in different locations.

The main goals of a meeting are to share information with people, discuss matters and see the response of people. Information can be shared my letter, e-mail, voice mail, text message etc., but having a live discussion with people provides a different response which includes body language and other personal factors.

Reiterate the below information after the Warm-up and some of the answers may vary depending upon what they found out in their research for the warm-up.

Explain to the students that they will be creating a table with the 14 factors of a successful meeting in their own Microsoft Office document. See the attached instructions and pass the reference worksheet out after you demonstrate how to create a Microsoft Office table so they can have it during the independent practice.

You can have the students come to the front of the room or they can simply remain at their desks to demonstrate how to create a Microsoft Office table.

I like to request a team meeting, and everyone comes to the front of the room. I try and establish a business environment, so they grasp the information better.

Ask questions first to see if students already know how to create tables and have them teach the class. This incorporates a student-centered learning environment and the students love it. Again, the Managing the Classroom BLUEPRINT Guide will assist with a student-centered classroom.


Independent Practice

Instruct the students to go back to their desks and begin creating their Microsoft Office table.

I always place relaxing study music on as they are completing their independent assignment. Some schools allow music, and some don’t, so please utilize the music only if you are allowed. Here are some reasons as to why I play music during their independent learning:

The students are calm and relaxed

They are focused

They are quiet

They produce more work

Those four above reactions towards music are advantageous to accomplishing the assigned task without behavioral problems.

Here’s a link for an example you can review on my Twitter page:



Upon completion of the assignment, have the students walk around the room and view their peer’s completed Microsoft Office tables and compare.

Formative Assessment

Choose 3-4 students to come to the front of the room and have a REAL LIVE role-play meeting with you (The Boss).

TEACHER: How many of you now know how to conduct yourself in a meeting? Tell me specifics.

Teacher and student will participate in another REAL WORLD role-play.

If you are interested in the Career Ready Education making more Role-Play lesson plans, please let me know and I would be glad to assist you.



Instructional Area: Career Exploration

MS.02.08: Exhibit self-confidence

MS.09.09: Demonstrate interest and enthusiasm

MS.04.01: Identify positive attitude

MS.04.04: Demonstrate adaptable behavior


Instructional Area: Communication Skills

MS.06.05: Apply written directions to achieved tasks.

MS.07.03: Follow oral directions

MS.07.05: Demonstrate active listening skills

MS.08.02: Utilize effective communication skills.

MS.08.03: Ask relevant questions

MS.08.05: Create clear and concise oral directions

MS.08.06: Provide legitimate responses to inquiries

MS. 09.03: Format professional documents.

MS.09.04: Compose professional documents

MS.09.05: Prepare written reports


Instructional Area: Information Technology

MS.13.04: Apply information to accomplish a task

MS.13.05: Store information for future use

MS.14.09: Demonstrate basic word processing skills.

MS.14.10: Demonstrate intermediate word processing skills.


Instructional Area: Management

MS.15.01: Explain the concept of management

MS.08.05: Create clear and concise oral directions

MS.08.05: Create clear and concise oral directions

MS.08.05: Create clear and concise oral directions


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Amy Jaworski 09/05/2020