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Ten Minute Guide to Business Presentations by George J. Kops

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Chapter 19. Make Meetings Matter

In this lesson you learn how to use your presentation skills to run more productive meetings.

Management guru Peter Drucker points out that "One prime indicator of bad organization and time wasting is a proliferation of meetings." He might have added that the length of these meetings often allows little time for anything else, including meaningful work.

Many managers confess that so much of their day is consumed with meetings that they must stay after hours, and often far into the evenings, to catch up on important projects. Indeed, a recent survey shows that more than 50 percent of an executive's time is consumed in meetings.

According to one study, a typical corporate meeting …

  1. Is held in a conference room and lasts ...

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