Conducting More Effective Meetings: 8 Steps

Matt Eventoff

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to ½ of their time, during working hours, in meetings. Numerous studies, with varying results, estimate over 10 million meetings occur – each day. another meeting. For more information, please see this article from USA Today.

The Silent Killer…(aka “Death by Meeting”)

Matt Eventoff

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to 1Ž2 of their time, during working hours, in meetings. Numerous studies, with varying results, estimate over 10 million meetings occur – each day. another meeting. Portions originally in USA Today.

The Introvert’s Ultimate Guide to Speaking Up in Meetings

Speaking about Presenting

Speaking up in meetings is a useful thing to do both for your career and for your personal growth. You see other people speak in meetings (and you may be thinking to yourself they’re spouting rubbish) but their ideas get implemented. Or even worse they articulate your ideas, and even if they credit you, they are still remembered and forever associated with the idea, not you. It can even stop you from being laid off. Just before the meeting.

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5 Ways To Make A Bigger Impact At Meetings

Professionally Speaking...

I doubt you''ve ever heard anyone say they wished they had more meetings to attend. Most of us complain frequently about how unproductive meetings are and how they interfere with getting our job done. Think about how you want to show up at the meeting -- advocate?

Share presentations online to create instant meetings

PowerPoint Tips

Online meetings are more and more common these days. You can use these meetings to sell, discuss, and collaborate. Often, you’ll want to show some PowerPoint slides during the meeting. Then you can start or schedule a meeting. There is an online meeting option.

How to Deliver Online Presentations During Remote Meetings

Presentation Guru

Remote meetings are arguably more frequent today than ever before. Back in the day you might have expected a remote meeting between board members, executive directors or people at the top of the organizational hierarchy.

7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Meetings. We even call them ourselves from time to time. And the worst thing about meetings? There seems to be an ingrained insecurity in many of us when it comes to speaking up at meetings. There are a lot of relevant tips there for speaking up in meetings.

7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Meetings. We even call them ourselves from time to time. And the worst thing about meetings? There seems to be an ingrained insecurity in many of us when it comes to speaking up at meetings. There are a lot of relevant tips there for speaking up in meetings.

Meet me in Las Vegas, October 9-10!

Speak Schmeak

What's the fastest, surest way to bore your audience to tears, destroy your own credibility, ruin any good points you have to make, and kill even the best presentation?

Meet me in Las Vegas, October 9-10!

Speak Schmeak

What's the fastest, surest way to bore your audience to tears, destroy your own credibility, ruin any good points you have to make, and kill even the best presentation?

East Meets West: From Big Apple to Bay Area

Duarte Blog

A group of Duartians (yes, that’s what we call ourselves) attended the event to meet other creatives in the community and exchange ideas on the ever-changing landscape for design.

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On women & speaking up in meetings: Lessons after JLaw's essay

The Eloquent Woman

It's great that actor Jennifer Lawrence got us thinking again about women and how they (mostly don't) speak up in meetings. This prompted a lot of discussion, as well as an Alexandra Petri article in the Washington Post, Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them in a meeting.

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Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the SlideDocs

Duarte Blog

Presentations have long been a staple in meetings. Does a presentation actually make a meeting better, or can it make the meeting experience worse? For internal meetings where the goal is to build consensus, consider turning off the projector.

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Make the most of your meetings

Kuhnke Communication

Networking with a difference Make the most of your meetings Posted by: Kuhnke Communication on: March 22, 2011 In: Body Language | Communication | Confidence | Executive Presence | Public Speaking Comment! Next, sit upright, with your weight evenly distributed.

Face Time - Still Gives the Edge, Even in Digital Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even in consulting, though, face time still counts. That happens through Skype, the face time feature on iPhone and all sorts of video gadgets for meetings. Face time always mattered a lot. In a digital era, that hasn't changed, at least not very much.

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Everybody can get better. Even the most experienced presenters can.

Communication Steroids

Even the most experienced presenters can learn new techniques that improve their skills. Even the greatest speakers, the most powerful orators, the most skilled motivators need to maintain their edge and keep their focus sharp. In the world of presenting: even coaches need a coach.

Dilbert on speaking up in meetings

The Eloquent Woman

Getting told she needs to speak up more in meetings. Tags: women and public speaking speaking up in meetings If you're a regular Dilbert reader, you know Alice might just be the most outspoken woman in this fictional workplace. Her reward?

"Bombshell" - The New Usual in David Muir's Introduction to ABC Evening News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On the ABC Evening News tonight, David Muir opened with the term "bombshell." The evening before the bombshell was the firing of "Today" long-term czar Matt Lauer and the fallout.  We anticipated it. And, sure enough, it happened.

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Ruth Ginsberg on speaking up in meetings

The Eloquent Woman

Ever wonder whether more famous women manage to avoid the pitfalls women face when they speak up in meetings ? In this USA Today interview , Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives a rare insight into the inner workings of the Supreme Court, focusing on whether women are heard in meetings.

checklist: works in meetings, too

The Eloquent Woman

Instead, it is the perfect preparation for nearly every client meeting, negotiation and court appearance.Before your next high-stakes meeting, answer each question, first replacing "Audience" with Client, Judge or even Opposing Counsel. Tags: women and public speaking hat tips speaking up in meetings

Clients Terrified of Public Speaking - Bring Them to Open AA Speaker Meetings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Leadership and even rank and file are "forced" into public-speaking roles. One fear-reduction tactic is to bring those future presenters to an open speaker meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Not if it's an open meeting. The industry or organization has a crisis.

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9 ways to make your topic sound exciting…even when it’s not!

Kate's Voice

The other day, I attended a presentation at a two-hour “All-hands” meeting. There were 200 people in the room. There were 800 others listening or watching via IPTV. Most of the presenters went over time, and their presentations were full of data and slides that were hard to read. People were squirming in their chairs, [.]. Speaking vocal delivery vocal image vocal power color delivery Expression public speaking tips

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Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz on women getting talked over in meetings

The Eloquent Woman

The thing that really annoys me is when a woman will say something in a meeting and everyone ignores her. Are these--or any--women getting ignored in meetings because they aren't as good as men at speaking up? What's your experience with speaking up in meetings? Yahoo!

Unscripted: Why Alcoholics Anonymous Speaker Meetings Continue to Resonate

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since the early 1980s, I have been observing the extreme quality of speaking at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Over the years I have even brought clients to meetings which were open to the public.  Go online to Alcoholics Anonymous list of meetings in your state.

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"Let There Be Light" - Inspiring, Even with Heavy-Handed Faith-Based Meme

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

During it he meets up with his dead son. A mantra for zen meditation is:  Clear Thinking, Don't Know. If that mindset is applied to film "Let There Be Light," it can provide an uplifting few hours - and a warm afterglow.

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Even Gs know the rules of public speaking

Speak Schmeak

On a recent episode of From Gs to Gents , one contestant proved that even Gs know not to apologize during an introduction. After meeting with a stylist in Beverly Hills, the Gs are tested on their new fashion knowledge.

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The Executive Speech Coach & MEET Executive meet fascinating man

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

On December 13th, I toured the new Crystals Mall at City Center with my great pal and best client, Dan Maddux, Executive Director of The American Payroll Association and new meeting location MEET Las Vegas. Magnificent can't even describe it!

9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. At many dictionary sites, you can even listen to audio of the word pronounced properly.

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9 ways to act like a pro, even if you're not

Speak Schmeak

Just because you're not a pro, it doesn't mean potential organizers are going to let you get away with bad practices, and you will not be invited back -- if you are even invited in the first place. At many dictionary sites, you can even listen to audio of the word pronounced properly.

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Valentine's Day: Find Rich Soulmate at AA Meeting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 As Jennifer Scanlon chronicles in her biography of Brown - "Bad Girls Go Everywhere" - the magazine tycoon told single women to get to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in an upscale town.  Women who attend Open Meetings are not violating any AA principles.

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Add Humor to a Club Meeting — Five More Ways

Humor Power

Five more ways to add Humor to your club meetings. Every club meeting should have a theme. It gives a structure for building humor, even if the theme itself isn’t humorous. The Laughing Matters club in Austin TX opens its meetings with a cheer: “Welcome to Laughing Matters, where laughing really matters!” ” A cheer can be a fun way to jump-start the meeting’s energy. Theme.

East Meets West: From Big Apple to Bay Area

Duarte Blog

A group of Duartians (yes, that’s what we call ourselves) attended the event to meet other creatives in the community and exchange ideas on the ever-changing landscape for design. Perhaps it is the shared mentality that, “If at first you don’t succeed, try again” whereas, in other cultures, failure prevents most from even trying. Even frequenting the design circuit, it was not uncommon to meet somebody at an event and never see that person again.

Unlike iGen, Our Tribe HAD TO Meet Up in Person - Charlotte Toal, M. Lynn Rickert, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Every three months, I HAD TO meet up in person with my close friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Essentially, that might even include family members. It was like the SEC requirement for public corporations to make quarterly reports. Only for our tribe the mandate was emotional. 

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What’s wrong with virtual meetings?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

The realities of 21st century work life, especially post 2008, means many of us have more virtual meetings than face-to-face ones.    Of course, the purveyors of the high-tech equipment that makes these meetings possible tout the benefits – efficiency, speed, savings on travel, and so on.    Now that’s important because we want to know what people intend just as much we want to know what they’re saying – in fact, even more so. 

Take Your Meetings by Storm…Gamestorm, That Is

Duarte Blog

To get everyone on the same page about the pitfalls of poorly designed meetings, Sunni and Dave had attendees role play a typical meeting and assigned some roles (nay-sayers, “yes&# people, problem solvers and meeting disrupters) for added realism.

All the President's Men - Even Son-in-Law Jared Kushner in the Soup

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sources such as experts on "Meet the Press" have been predicting a massive shake-up among The President's Men.  It What did "they" expect?

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Barnes & Noble - Meet You at Starbucks, I Just Ordered the Best-Seller Used from Amazon.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There has even been the option of ordering used books. I didn't even buy Peter Thiel's iconic "Zero to One." Distressed Barnes & Noble has appointed Demos Parneros as chief executive officers.

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Email Etiquette meets I Love Lucy: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

Instead, readers scroll, thinking they’re clever enough to get the gist, and you’re lucky if they even notice your key points. My inbox reminds me of that classic I Love Lucy skit where Lucy and Ethel work on a chocolates assembly line.

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How to follow up your meeting, conference, or event

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

After my recent blogs on virtual meetings, Kristin Zurovitch, Director of Marketing at Sonic Foundry, a tech company in Madison, Wisconsin got in touch with me to suggest ways that you can follow up your meeting – whether virtual or face-to-face – to increase the likelihood that your event will be remembered, acted upon, and made generally worthwhile.   Maybe even choose a session for a tweet chat.

(Extreme) Push Is Back, Even in Traditional Employment (Stay Foolish)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The employees who push their managers to allow them to attend a meeting are the ones who will not only hold onto their jobs. At one time I wanted to erase from my memory that I landed my first full time job in communications by over-phoning a former professor from college.

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