Effective Meetings: 20 Sure-Fire Tools

Book Description

A successful meeting is not measured by starting on time, having a great agenda, getting everyone involved, or even serving healthy muffins. While all these factors are important...a great meeting is simply one that achieves its objectives—in other words, where a problem is solved, a decision is made, a plan is developed, a question answered, or some other specific outcome is accomplished. In Volume II of The Parker Team Series, Effective Meetings: 20 Sure-Fire Tools, author Glenn Parker will help you achieve your desired outcomes. This easy-to-read book will guarantee better meeting results, whether it is an on-site team meeting, a tele-meeting, or a cross-cultural meeting

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. TO MEET OR NOT TO MEET
    1. To meet or not to meet…these are the questions
  5. PREPARE PREPARE, PREPARE
    1. Prepare, Prepare, and Prepare Some More
  6. CREATE AN ACTION AGENDA
    1. Meeting Notice and Agenda
    2. Agenda
  7. AGREE ON GROUND RULES
    1. Sample Meeting Norms
  8. THE KICK-OFF MEETING GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
    1. Sample Kick-off Meeting Agenda
    2. Agenda
  9. MEETING TIME MANAGEMENT
    1. Part 1: Before the Meeting
    2. The Great Working Lunch Meeting Debate
    3. The Great Working Lunch Meeting Debate
  10. MEETING TIME MANAGEMENT
    1. Part 2: During the Meeting
  11. GETTING INVOLVEMENT IN DISCUSSINONS AND DECISIONS
    1. It’s All About Asking the Right Questions
    2. Tips for a Terrific Teleconference
    3. What to Do About Silent Sam
  12. FACILITATING A CROSS-CULTURAL MEETING
    1. BEWARE! Hazardous to Cross-Cultural Communication
  13. HANDLING CONFLICTS IN A TEAM MEETING
    1. Learning How to Resolve Conflicts in a Meeting
  14. MEET THE MEETING MONSTERS
    1. Managing Your Monsters
  15. DECISIONS, DECISIONS…
    1. Tips for Reaching a Consensus
  16. SPICE UP YOUR MEETINGS
    1. Serious Fun at Team Meetings
  17. CLOSING ON A POSITIVE NOTE
    1. Steps to an Effective Closing
  18. MEETING EVALUATION HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?
    1. Some Quick and Easy Evaluation Tools
  19. MEETING NOTES CAPTURING THE ESSENCE
    1. Meeting Notes: A Sample
  20. ACTION ITEM ACTION
    1. Ground Rules for Effective Action Items
  21. IT AIN’T OVER EVEN AFTER IT’S OVER
    1. Beware of the After Meeting “Meeting”
  22. TRAINING FOR MEETING EFFECTIVENESS
    1. Resources for Meeting Effectiveness Training
  23. A Guide to Getting the Most from this Book

Product Information

  • Title: Effective Meetings: 20 Sure-Fire Tools
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: January 2009
  • Publisher(s): HRD Press
  • ISBN: 9781599961767