Making Meetings Work

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AudioInk, Apr 3, 2012 - Business & Economics
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It is estimated that the average professional spends 61.5 hours per month in meetings, or two weeks every year. It is also estimated that at least 50% of this time is wasted in unproductive meeting activity. This is a poor return on investment and is well below what would be considered acceptable for other investments. Even if you don't attend meetings as frequently, you have most likely at some stage felt you are wasting your time.This Learning Short-take combines self-study with workplace activities to provide you with the key skills and techniques to make meetings work. Your meetings will become focused, efficient, targeted, and more likely to have a productive impact on the company's bottom-line. You will learn how to effectively prepare, manage, facilitate and actively participate in meetings. The Learning Short-take is designed for completion in approximately 90 minutes.Learning Objectives Evaluate your current level of meeting success. Identify the various types of meetings and explain key differences. Develop solutions to common meeting problems. Outline the steps for a successful meeting. Carry out meeting planning and preparation. Create a Skills Development Action Plan."
 

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Contents

How to Complete Your Learning Shorttake
Activity Checklist
Learning Objectives
Lets Get Started
The Business of Meetings
Strategies for Fixing Unproductive Meetings
Types of Meetings
Meeting Purpose
Learning Journal
Skill Development Action Plan
Ideas for discussion with my manager
Congratulations
Meeting Traps
12 Reasons People Need to Meet
Types of Meetings
Meeting Planning Timetable

The Meeting Process
Step 2 Prepare the Agenda
Tips for Starting your Meeting Ontime
Step 3 Conduct the Meeting
2 Create a StrongOpening
4 Encourage Discussion by using Questions
Activity 11 Check your Answers
Making Meetings more Lively
International Meeting Etiquette
In Summary Making Meetings Work
The Agenda
General Agenda Flow
Tips for Starting Your Meeting OnTime
Conduct the Meeting
Encouraging MeetingDiscussion
Handling Meeting Conflict
Persuasive Presentation Skills
Confident Facilitation Skills
Influencing for Opportunity
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Mattiske is one of Australia's leading trainers. She is a seasoned professional with over 2000 days of face-to-face training experience spanning 20 years and has run her own business, The Performance Company, for seven years. Catherine shuttles between the two TPC offices: Sydney, Australia, and Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

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