Become a Wizard at Conducting Meetings
In the United States, there are more than 11 million formal meetings per day. Studies show that meeting costs range from $30 million to over $100 million per year. And yet so many meetings turn out to be a huge waste of time.
Think about it: How often do you groan at the thought of attending another meeting? And why must you bribe your employees-even your most gung-ho employees-with free food and coffee to give them a reason to attend your meetings?
The bottom line is that meetings are mandatory to make your business more productive and profitable, but only if you make the most of the time spent planning and attending meetings.
In this audio conference, learn the keys to preventing boredom, increasing productivity and effectiveness, and engaging your employees during meetings. With consultant and author Shirley Fine Lee's RARA meeting management approach, you will never waste time in a meeting again.
- Assign appropriate roles to ensure successful meetings, that your goals are met, and that group performance is optimized.
- Create an agenda to start and end meetings on-time, as well as keep meetings focused and on-schedule.
- Initiate action during meetings and assign follow-up actions.
- Utilize meeting records to track progress during and after the meeting, keep members focused and track group performance
Shirley Fine Lee
R.A.! R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach
Shirley Fine Lee is the author of the book R.A! R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach now available on Amazon.com. Shirley has extensive experience, helping organizations with their team building, training development, meeting facilitation, presentation delivery, and other communication needs. Her work with organizations often involves helping them develop productivity tools and training guides. Shirley has authored many articles on team building and meeting management as well. She has had articles appear in Sales and Service Excellence and the Quality and Participation Journal. She is also one of the featured writers on a popular business blog.
Shirley has been trained as a meeting facilitator and team trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Information Systems from Dallas Baptist University. She has received a corporation's Quality Excellence and Customer Satisfaction awards, and is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), for which she also writes articles. More information is available on Shirley, her book, and her services on her Web site.
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