When you have meetings or scheduled phone calls, try to always have a written agenda. Written agendas do several things. Number one- they keep people on track so the meeting keeps moving. Number two – they ensure everyone comes prepared to talk about whatever the issues of the day are because they know they will be discussed. And lastly, writing an agenda ensures that you remember to talk about everything that is important to you to communicate. Agendas don’t take a lot of time, but meetings without agendas can take an eternity.