It’s not your imagination, there ARE more meetings in your day than there have ever been before. The ease of scheduling and popularity of videoconference software have made meetings ubiquitous and somewhat indistinguishable. Your meetings, though, can stand out in all the right ways with just four practices.
As you draft the meeting agenda, also select relevant background information that will provide context for the conversation and decisions. The agenda and all relevant materials should be distributed to participants prior to the meeting.
To level up, draft an internal agenda for yourself with a few talking points next to each agenda item. If you will be introducing someone, write out their name phonetically and practice the introduction by saying it out loud a few times prior to the meeting.