The most important aspect of this meeting is the meeting memo. This way you don't spend half the meeting briefing one another. Here is what you need to include in every board memo:
Call to Order
Members not in attendance
Approval of minutes
A motion to approve the minutes of the previous [date] meeting was made by [name] and seconded by [name].
Matters up for decision:
Matters up for discussion:
Other matters for discussion
Board meetings with written materials are better. They are shorter, more focused, more effective. There is no briefing section. No one reads slides aloud. There is no guessing what’s interesting to talk about because most of these meetings start with questions. If you have read the materials, you know what is important. So the conversation naturally focuses on the 2-3 most salient topics facing the company.
Great executives and founders use board meetings to help them, and this template from Redpoint Ventures is the ideal framework for more efficient and outcomes-oriented board meetings.
Learn more information about Tomasz's board meeting style here.