How to Plan, Prepare, and Execute Top-notch Business MeetingsBook - 2007
A study by MCI found that most professionals believe that over 50 percent of meeting time is wasted. More than 90 percent admit to daydreaming in meetings, 73 percent have brought other work, and 39 percent have fallen asleep. You might think that there would be fewer meetings. However, in the survey 46 percent said they attended more meetings than a year ago.
Meetings cost time and money. Many meetings end with no results or outcome. How can you be sure you are using your time and money effectively? The answer: with proper training.
Even MBA graduates have never had a course in how to plan, organize, and present an effective meeting. That is the subject of this new book which will teach the proper skills and training to get great results with every meeting, every time! You will learn the checklists for planning your meeting, setting the agenda, strategic planning, how the physical setting can be improved, how to properly open a meeting, handling difficult people and maintaining control, how to assess and evaluate your meetings, and the correct method to end a meeting. Good meetings don't just happen, they are planned and created.
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Consultant Henkel explains how to prepare for and run effective business meetings. Following a review of meeting basics, she describes each of the main types of meeting and explains their purpose. Subsequent chapters take readers through each stage of the process, from initial planning through conducting the meeting and collecting feedback. A glossary of terms is found in the appendix. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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