10 Steps for Leading Productive Meetings

Mar 25, 2019

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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.

  • 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.



Susan Mason is Principal of Vital Visions Consultants, a firm dedicated to providing dynamic and uniquely designed leadership and professional communication skills training and coaching. She has over 35 years of experience as an educator, executive coach, trainer, keynote speaker and instructional designer. Susan has designed, developed and implemented a wide variety of learning solutions for organizations of all sizes, including American Management Association. She has been a keynote speaker at AMA’s Women’s Leadership Center and is a member of AMA’s Online Course Faculty. She has also worked at the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations and Hamilton College, where she now helps direct the Levitt Leadership Institute located in the Arthur Levitt Center for Public Affairs.