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Too many business meetings are poorly led, ill-focused, and overly drawn out.

Everyone is busy. Leading more productive meetings is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity. There are simple steps you can take to make your meetings more energetic, more effective, shorter, and more valuable.

In this interactive Webcast you’ll discover 10 golden rules and a bunch of practical advice for improving decision making at meetings, solving meeting problems, improving brainstorming efforts, setting helpful ground rules and designing productive agendas.

Good meeting skills are no longer optional—they are a core competency that everyone needs to polish and improve.

What You Will Learn

  • How to establish proper meeting etiquette
  • Tips for positioning people to come prepared to add value to your meeting
  • How to balance the contributions of attendees—managing the over- and under-contributor
  • Proven methods to lead a meeting to keep it on topic and avoid going over schedule
  • Rules of thumb for using the right format and tools for effective decision making
  • Ways to work with functionally diverse teams
  • Different approaches for leading formal and informal meetings

Bad meetings waste valuable time and resources. Attend this Webcast and find out how to get your meetings back on track … it could be the best hour you spend in 2008.


About the Presenters

Susan Mason is Principal of Vital Visions, a firm of consultants in personal, public and organizational communication. Ms. Mason has over thirty years of experience as an educator, trainer and instructional designer. Recently, she has worked for the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Since 1991 she has worked at Hamilton College as a faculty member in the Communication Department, as well as serving as the director of the Oral Communication Center and director of the Education Studies Program. Her professional affiliations include the American Management Association, American Society of Training and Development, National Communication Association, EDUCAUSE and New York State Communication Association.

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