How This Book Can Help You

This book is for you if you want specific tips to assure that your meetings will be:

  • Necessary and not just a waste of time

  • Marked by healthy discussion, not hostile confrontation

  • Interesting, coherent, and well organized

  • Based on new technology when appropriate

  • A place for people to share, rather than show off, their ideas

  • Constructive, thoughtful, and creative

  • Inclusive, with full participation from all

  • A forum for decisions that get acted upon

  • Efficient and not a waste of energy

The book can also help you if you want general guidelines, rather than answers to specific questions. For example, you might want:

  • A checklist for meeting preparation

  • General guidelines for meeting facilitation

  • A set of options for making decisions ...

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