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Guide to Meetings by Michael Netzley, Mary Munter

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Chapter 6. Opening the Meeting

Chapter 6 Outline

The way you open the meeting will have an enormous impact on the meeting’s effectiveness. The opening provides you with an opportunity to set the tone and begin to steer the participants down a productive path. During the opening, you need to accomplish two sets of functions. The first set is called “task functions”—how you go about accomplishing your work. The second is called “process functions”—how you get people ...

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