The guide that proves your meetings don't have to suck!
There's a big dull elephant in the boardroom: this meeting! Most of the millions of meetings held in the world today are a monumental waste of time and talent. Worse still, most of the so-called solutions and books for boring meetings are twice as boring.
Boring Meetings Suck provides tips and tactics to deliver "Get-In, Get-It-Done, or Get-Out" style meetings, while also tackling what most prefer to avoid; that you don't have to BE in charge of a meeting to TAKE charge of a meeting. This entertaining and take-no-prisoners guide is full of easily deployed SRDs?Suckification Reduction Devices?that will help you make your next meeting both efficient and effective.
Empowers attendees to politely speak up and get a meeting back on track, or graciously get out, without being fired
Shows how hosts can capitalize on technology, learning to crowd-source problems and increase participation
Defines surefire methods to get meetings to start and end on time and not have the speaker read the slides
STOPS over-invitation syndrome
The author has appeared before many major corporate clients, and was named a "Top Business Professional Under 40" by American City Business Journals
Your meetings do not have to bore, nor must they suck. Instead, get the winning techniques in Boring Meetings Suck, and make your meetings awesome in their engagement and productivity, or stop having them!
Table of Contents
- Cover Page
- Title Page
- Agenda Item 1: Boring Meetings Suck … so Why Do We Have 'Em?
- Agenda Item 2: Better Meetings and Conventions through Technology…but Please Proceed with Caution
- Agenda Item 3: How to Be a Meeting Superhero … in 10 Minutes or Less
- Agenda Item 4: Why Everyday Office Meetings Suck … Skip This and You're Screwed
- Agenda Item 5: Your Presentation Sucks … Really, Yours Sucks
- Agenda Item 6: Make the Best of Sucky Meetings … or Get Out While You Can
- Agenda Item 7: Big Meetings Suck Even Bigger… Get Some Help or Suffer the Consequences
- Agenda Item 8: Heed This … or Continue to Suck for the Next Millennium
- About the Author
- Title: Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings
- Release date: April 2011
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781118004623