Gathering your staff in one place for a focused discussion is one of the most effective ways to keep the team motivated and working toward a common goal. But many managers allow their meetings to become mere formalities, wastes of time or even turf wars among staff members.
A poorly planned, poorly run meeting squanders a terrific opportunity to foster teamwork and enhance your team's success. How can you make your staff meetings the focused, productive and motivational events they should be?
To help you lead meetings that produce, motivate and even inspire, Business Management Daily has teamed up with a top business trainer and speaker on an exciting interactive audio recording: Leading Effective Meetings.
In Leading Effective Meetings, Robbie Hyman of Professional Business Seminars will take you step-by-step through the process he uses to get things moving – and get things done. Listen and discover the keys to better meetings, including:
Before the meeting: Steps leaders must take – Managers often schedule regular staff meetings with vague goals like "keeping everyone up-to-date." Find out how to prepare a clear agenda … what to include … what to omit … and how to decide if you need a meeting at all!
Before the meeting: Steps attendees must take – “The fool speaks because he has to say something; the wise man speaks because he has something to say.” How can you establish a “meeting culture” where everyone knows what’s expected of them – and where it’s perfectly okay to sit quietly, listen and learn?
During the meeting: The power of stories – There are techniques to make even the driest topics come alive. What stories can you tell that will resonate with people, and keep them motivated? What stories should you AVOID? Hyman illustrates (and demonstrates) how a compelling story can capture and hold the attention of the room – helping you reinforce the goals and milestones you want your team working toward.
After the meeting: Steps leaders must take – Even the most entertaining, motivating meeting is worthless without effective follow-up on the ideas and plans discussed. Discover the post-meeting actions – including improvements on things you probably already do – that can ensure success long after everyone’s filed out of the conference room.
From the indirect benefits of meetings to why it’s okay to go “off-topic” … spurring creative thinking to building stronger relationships among your team members and more, Leading Effective Meetings will boost your productivity – and your reputation.
Leading Effective Meetings could be the most productive meeting you listen to this year – until you learn Robbie Hyman’s secrets!
Pat DiDomenico Editorial Director, Business Management Daily
P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Leading Effective Meetings fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.
Hear a Free 90-Second Clip of Leading Effective Meetings from Speaker Robbie Hyman:
About the Speaker:
Robbie Hyman is a partner in Professional Business Seminars, which provides training to Fortune 500 firms. He also works as a business copywriter and public relations manager, earning his clients positive coverage in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Variety, Advertising Age and other print and television outlets.
Robbie has written thousands of pages of corporate communications materials, published dozens of articles on professional skills and, frankly, is running out of ideas. He is also a contributing author for the Washington-based publication FedSmith. Robbie’s blog, Words Matter, offers writing advice and inspiration for “business professionals who would rather do anything than write.”
Who Should Listen:
Supervisors and managers
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