Facilitating is about successfully guiding a group of people through the process of acting on the tasks that need to be addressed by the group. While facilitating a meeting is easier when you are leading it, even if you are just an attendee, you can still use these secrets of facilitation to improve the meetings you attend.
Watson, Carol A. and Moore, Wendy E., "The Four F’s of Facilitation: the Secret to Successful Meetings" (2010). Articles, Chapters and Online Publications. Paper 20.