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Meetings dominate business life today. According to the National Statistics Council, 37 percent of employee time is spent in meetings. Other data indicate there are 11 million business meetings each and every day.
Meetings come in all shapes and sizes and are held for an infinite variety of reasons: to brainstorm, sell, negotiate, inform, brief, present, collaborate, and strategize, to name just a few. They take place in the office, across town, across the country, and around the globe - whether in person, by phone, or by videoconference.
Surveys of executives as well as managers found that over 50% of meetings they attend are a waste of time. And with most attending 61 meetings per month, that means that over 30 meetings are just a complete waste of money. But just how much do meetings cost? By analyzing the real cost of meetings — from the hard travel costs to productivity costs — you are in for a startling revelation. What is it costing you?
Due to the increased pressure to reduce corporate expenses and the changing dynamics of today’s work force, it’s time for business to take a look on how to conduct productive team meetings that are also cost-effective.
Ask managers what part of their job they find most taxing and tedious and the answer is sure to come in a loud and unanimous voice – Meetings. Too many, too often with too few results. Nothing seemed to get accomplished; the agenda was unclear; people were late…or didn’t even show up.
Let’s face it. Meetings have a bad reputation; they are time wasters. The best you can hope for is to get through them. Right? It doesn’t have to be that way. If the meetings you manage are not working, you can fix them. But only if you understand what it takes to make a meeting work. Learn how to lead effective team meetings that are focused, productive, participative, and even fun!
The focus of this webinar is to increase a leader’s effectiveness in preparing for and leading effective business meetings. The areas to be covered are:
• Identify meeting management problems
• Pinpoint the cost of ineffective meetings
• Understand the effective meetings guidelines and recognize the 3 stages of effective meeting management
• Review three techniques of leading effective meetings
• Methods for keeping a meeting on track and encouraging participation and different points of view
• Know the six key questions to ask before calling a meeting and deciding on an effective meeting agenda
• Use 4 simple tools to keep discussions and meetings on track
• Managing problem behaviors like the latecomer, the talker, the busybody, the wanderer, and the arguer, and dealing with meeting dominators
This webinar enables leaders to improve meeting productivity, to get wider input, to enhance communication and to boost creativity and teamwork.
COO’s, CFO’s VP of Human Resources, Human Resource Professionals, Chief Learning Officer, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers and Supervisors, Team Leaders, Staff Managers and Supervisors
Years of Experience: 25+ years
Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Employee Engagement, and Change Management
Marcia Zidle is a board certified executive coach, business management consultant and keynote speaker, who helps organizations to leverage their leadership and human capital assets.
She has 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, government and nonprofits.
She brings an expertise in strategy and alignment; social and emotional intelligence; executive and team leadership; employee engagement and innovation; personal and organization change management.
She has been selected as one of LinkedIn Profinder’s top coaches for 2016.View all trainings by this speaker