What does an Agendas List look like?

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  1. Josh Mitchell

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    Hey there! I have been going through the guided weekly reviews on GTD connect, and keep hearing that I need an "Agendas list."

    I'm wondering, quite practically, what this is supposed to look like.

    My current understanding of the word "Agenda" has been a single, specific document that includes a schedule of what I want to accomplish in a meeting with a person or group of people.

    So is the Agendas List a list that triggers me to go over all the agenda documents I've created?

    Or is the Agendas List a list that HAS a simplified agenda on it for each person or group?

    HOW and WHERE do you keep this list?

    Any help would be great!
     
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    It's a version of a Next Actions list, so we typically recommend it goes wherever you store those lists. It's a list for storing talking points to go over with people or teams you meet with regularly. It's NOT a Next Actions list reminding you to do things. For example:

    Setup meeting with Bob about marketing plan (goes on @Computer)
    Marketing plan - should we hire social media manager? (goes on @Agendas - Bob list)

    All of the DAC Setup Guides (https://store.gettingthingsdone.com/setup-guides-s/107.htm) also give tons of examples and variations about how to manage these lists.
     
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    As I understand, your approach to Agendas list is corporate/meeting oriented: you set up a meeting, decide who will be invited and create an Agenda ie. list of topics to discuss.
    For me the GTD Agendas list is a container where I gather topics to discuss with people as soon as possible. It is people oriented. I know what I want to discuss with John but I don't know if I meet him today or tomorrow.
     
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    TesTeq has it right. Another way of looking at it the same thing that might resonate with you is to think of it as a Next Actions list with a particular context - ie its your list of Next Actions that require the context "talking to Bob"
     
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    Hi,
    The way iam using Agenda is, Iam having a nested Context called People under which I've listed Names with whom I need to discuss somethings.
    Discuss: progress of New product launch @John
    If I select a context @John, I get a list of all the tasks I've planned with John.
     
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