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7 Strategies for Handling Last Minute Meetings
  By: Susan Friedmann
Have you ever found yourself having to scramble to organize a meeting at the last minute? Wouldn’t it be nice that if and when this daunting situation arose, you were well prepared with all necessary information ready at your fingertips? These seven survival strategies help you plan for the inevitable, because you know as well as I, it’s going to happen ‘someaday.

Building Career Clout with Sales Meetings: 13 Killer-Karate Meeting Master Moves
  By: John Mackenzie
Dedicated to those who realize that meetings are more important for those who give them, than they are for those who come to them.

Effective Staff Meetings: Roadblocks or Bridges to Success
  By: Thomas W. McKee
The goal of a staff meeting is not just communication, decision making or problem solving. The meeting process should send members away with a sense of energy and commitment.

How to Make Your Meetings Fun!
  By: Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
If you want people to be creative, innovative, and flexible, it helps to make your meetings fun.

Meeting Management: Let's Cut to the Chase
  By: Greg Giesen
I may not be a big stickler for formality in meetings, but I do believe that meetings need to provide a purpose and serve as an effective tool in meeting that purpose. Unfortunately, I'm finding that purposeful, well-run meetings are quickly becoming the exception to the rule in organizations today. Allow me to unfairly generalize (again) for a moment here. I see leaders (untrained in facilitation skills) leading (not facilitating) their meetings and never asking for feedback on their meetings. I also see meeting participants looking like zombies during the meetings yet suddenly finding the energy to complain about the meetings after the meetings. The worst part is, I'm seeing very little being done to change any of this.

Multiply Your Meeting Effectiveness
  By: Brian Ward
Talk to most people and they would agree with you that more time is lost annually in poorly run meetings than in strikes, downtime, travel, injuries, illness or any other causes that you can care to think of. The only problem is, lost time due to poorly run meetings is unaccounted for.

Overcoming Resistance:
   The Role of the Meeting Facilitator
  By: Michael Goldman, M.H.Sc., CPF
Experience has shown that over and over again when people have a say in 'how' they're going to make a decision or resolve a problem, their degree of participation and commitment significantly increases. So, in order to ensure that the group buys in to a process the facilitator needs to quickly summarize what the group will be doing during the session. However, even the best-designed process may not be what the group wants. This lack of buy-in or resistance is a meeting facilitator's biggest challenge.

Process to the People!
   Distinguishing Chairing vs. Facilitating a Meeting
  By: Michael Goldman, M.H.Sc., CPF
The distinction between 'chairing' and 'facilitating' a meeting or an agenda item is vital, but can be tricky for novices.

Stop Torturing People with Terrible Meetings
  By: Susan Dunn
Here are some ways to apply your emotional intelligence to running the kind of meetings people would actually like to attend.

Ten Tips to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Meetings
  By: Patti Hathaway
This article offers 3 meeting guidelines and ten tips to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your meetings.

Using Business Meeting Dynamics
  By: Neil Robinson
A large bank I was working at had a project manager who had an enviable reputation for getting things done on time, no matter what. Unfortunately, the "no matter what" included failing to allow any time for discussion of what was being delivered, or if that "deliverable" would actually add any value. In short, he failed to capitalise on the wealth of knowledge around him and ignored a vital element - the meeting dynamics.

What's on Your Meeting Agenda?
  By: Adele Sommers
Conducting great meetings depends on several activities that occur before, during, and after each event. To help you establish the conditions for success and attain the very best results, this article offers essential tips on using meeting notices, agendas, and summaries.


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