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.

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How to Feel Good In Zoom Meetings

Speaking Freely

Virtual meetings have become ubiquitous. Next we can focus on learning to feel good in Zoom meetings. Since we are all meeting on video conferencing platforms, we might as well learn to relax and feel at ease on camera just like movie stars. […].

Quick Guide to Project Kick Off Meetings

SlideModel

The first meetings must be a presentation that can set up the milestones, generate agreements over the scope, and define the tasks. . What is a Project Kick Off Meeting ? The project kickoff meeting is the first meeting that will happen between the project team and stakeholders.

How to Lead Better Virtual Meetings

Duarte Blog

Leading effective meetings is hard enough; and suddenly, we all have to be just as effective without the benefits of meeting in person. The post How to Lead Better Virtual Meetings appeared first on Duarte.

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Meetings are Presentations Too

Professionally Speaking...

In a classically funny John Cleese video entitled Meetings, Bloody Meetings , Cleese's wife says to him, "Why can't you do your work while you're at work?" I have to go to meetings.". Yet meetings are a fact of business life. Thinking about them as presentations rather than as simply a group of people who get together to talk, may give us some insights about how to make meetings more effective. :: Do your research and audience analysis before any meeting.

Create handouts for data-heavy decision meetings

PowerPoint Tips

One of the most common uses of PowerPoint is to present data that will be used to make a decision at a meeting. Some of the important issues in a meeting like this are to: Tailor the presentation to the audience’s level of expertise. The post Create handouts for data-heavy decision meetings appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog. Content Design principles data handouts meetings Send to Word

Meeting Dad

The Communication Blog

Here's an interesting little piece on meeting your date's Dad. Much of it, as you'll see, is communication related and would probably spark an interesting class discussion on the dos and don'ts, mistakes and successes, of meeting a date's parents. meeting Dad meeting someonelink].

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. In addition to being time-wasters, meetings can be political mine fields, organizationally speaking. Think about how you want to show up at the meeting -- advocate? Meetings meetings

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Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

What to talk about at the weekly team meeting? Yet again it’s that darned team meeting, and yet again, as the person chairing it, you’ve got no idea what to talk about. Let’s just present the weekly team meeting with the same agenda as last week. Which, incidentally, would be the same agenda as the previous week’s team meeting, and the same agenda as the week before that. by Peter Watts. It’s a seventh-day conundrum.

Your Company is Bleeding Cash, and You Can Stop It!

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.

Try the Turkey Tail Technique in your next Zoom Meeting

More than PowerPoint...

Try the Turkey Tail Technique in your next Zoom interview or Zoom meeting. ——————————————————-. Coaching communication crisis video web meetings on camera meetings online learning online sales webconference Zoom

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4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings

Duarte Blog

In this new virtual world, we have to consider how we appear and communicate virtually—like on Zoom meetings—and what that means for how our audience perceives our brand. The post 4 Tips for Choosing the Best Virtual Backgrounds on Zoom Meetings appeared first on Duarte.

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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. So speaking up in meetings is an essential skill to enable you to be seen as a leader, to get credit for your ideas, and to progress your career. Speaking up in meetings is also a valuable way to practice public speaking.

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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. Perhaps the most common way to meet online with slides is online meeting/webinar software, such as GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar or WebEx. Then you can start or schedule a meeting. Some systems let you create an online meeting by uploading the presentation to a server.

National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Zoom Meetings: Prevent BATS IN THE CAVE with 2 simple tips

More than PowerPoint...

I’ve been in quite a few Zoom web meetings lately, and I’ve seen a lot of BATS IN THE CAVE, if you know what I mean. If you use a laptop for web meetings, I’ll give you two tips to help you get rid of that BATS IN THE CAVE look.

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Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

Duarte Blog

Meeting hosts often think that presenting to a room full of people is the best way to share ideas. The post Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse appeared first on Duarte. Business Culture Presentations Tips conversation HBR meeting meetings Nancy Duarte present presentation slidedocsWesterners in particular, with their Greco-Roman oratorical roots (think Aristotle and Cicero), tend to craft a verbal case and then declare their views to the audience.

6 Public Speaking Tips to Make a Long-Lasting Impression at Your Next Business Meeting

SketchBubble

Are you one among those who feel intimidated and overwhelmed by getting an email regarding an invitation to a business meeting? The post 6 Public Speaking Tips to Make a Long-Lasting Impression at Your Next Business Meeting appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

While many people think everyone should be used to this new normal of working from home and online meetings by now, the reality is that’s it’s only getting harder. So, let’s go over a few tips to make your online meeting performance a little bit less stressful.

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Less is More! How Working Mothers Can Reduce the Stress of Online Meetings

DeFinis Communications

While many people think everyone should be used to this new normal of working from home and online meetings by now, the reality is that’s it’s only getting harder. So, let’s go over a few tips to make your online meeting performance a little bit less stressful.

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Extreme meeting report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The National Speakers Association of Northern California March Meeting Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association was one of the most valuable and informative meetings I have attended in the last five years.

The Final Word on the Final Thought: End Your Virtual Meeting Successfully

DeFinis Communications

You need to use (wear) them whether your presentation is a highly formal keynote delivered to thousands of listeners, a more casual staff meeting for a dozen co-workers, or a virtual presentation to your team.

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Wait! Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before?

K8sVoice

The five components of a good meeting are just as important as the technology we use. Is it just me or are meetings as bad as before? Presence coronavirus intention virtual meetingsThe post Wait! appeared first on Vocal Impact, Inc.

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Meeting Report: Success Secrets for Small Businesses

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Past NSA Northern California Chapter President Rick Gilbert presented ‘Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Businesses’ at the Saturday Chapter meeting. Back in the 1980’s Rick quit his job in Silicon Valley to found Power Speaking, an organization that delivers transformational workshops and executive coaching to turn people into world-class speakers. His 2014 guest posting in […]. Business Communication Janis Joplin rick gilbert

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Meeting Report: Systems for Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Colorado-based customer satisfaction expert Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP — the current President of the National Speakers Association — was the featured presenter at Saturday’s NSA Northern California Chapter meeting. Ruby shared many of the tips and tricks she has learned while building her speaking business in the sports, leisure and entertainment industries. As an award-winning, customer […]. Marketing Public Speaking

Meeting Report: Silicon Valley IABC

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Collaboration Done Right – The secrets of a successful project between corporate staff and outside consultants, by Ian Griffin and Kate Peters At the March 21, 2013 meeting of the IABC Silicon Valley Chapter vocal impact coach and author Kate Peters and freelance speechwriter Ian Griffin reviewed lessons from a two-year collaborative project at Cisco. [.].

National Speakers Association, Northern California, January Chapter Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 60 members and guests of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association gathered in Lafayette last Saturday to hear NSA National President Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE, who presented a talk titled “Doing what it Takes: How to Differentiate & Deliver in Today’s Competitive Marketplace” Dan is an author, entrepreneur, workplace performance expert, […]. Keynotes Public Speaking Storytelling juggling storyboard

Walk and Talk meetings for data and research briefs

More than PowerPoint...

Do you do “walk & talk” meetings at your organization? If you don’t want clients to get lost in the data — lost in the woods — why not try a walk and talk meeting? When’s the last time you tried a “walk and talk” meeting? Presentation public speaking video data breif data brief presentation presentations research summary walk and talk meetingsOne of my favorite times for a “walk & talk” is when I’m presenting research findings.

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Standing Out from the Crowd: The Secrets of Interactive Meetings

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Saturday meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association featured two interactive sessions that helped professional speakers stand out from the crowd. Sarah Michel, CSP is a meetings architect with over 15 years of experience designing one-of-a-kind meetings that matter. [.].

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Hot Meeting Industry Trends Speakers Need to Know About

Speaker Launcher

The post Hot Meeting Industry Trends Speakers Need to Know About appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy event social media meeting industry meeting trends speaking business trends to watch video at eventsMany years ago, someone predicted that video conferencing would take over the world and speakers would no longer be invited to speak at live events. As we all know, that did not happen. And do you want to know why?

4 Ways to Make a Great Impression Speaking at Your Business Meeting

SketchBubble

No matter the size of the business, each one has meetings on a regular basis in an effort to optimize performance metrics. Now these business meetings typically go one of two ways: They are highly productive and allow the team to become empowered and move projects forward.

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How to Speak Up in a Meeting Even When You’re an Introvert

SketchBubble

A team member’s participation in meetings shows their ability to think, listen, and share their ideas in a clear and concise manner. The post How to Speak Up in a Meeting Even When You’re an Introvert appeared first on SketchBubble Official Blog.

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5 Steps to Greater Influence in Meetings (PSSST)

Kate's Voice

One of my clients, who is determinedly on track for a promotion in a fast-paced corporate environment asked me, “How can I insert myself more into conversations and meetings?” Was he asking about how to overcome shyness or how to get invited to the right meetings? He was asking how to increase his visibility […]. vocal image vocal power conversations leadership listening

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6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings

Speaking Freely

Story Telling is a powerful way to open up presentations, leadership messages and meetings of all kinds. The post 6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Stories in Presentations, Leadership Messages and Meetings appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills. Telling the right story produces astonishing results for you as a speaker and leader. If you’re not sure what a story is, it’s just what happened.

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COVID-19: Like Everything Else, AA Meetings Have Changed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Slowly, meetings of 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous are happening again in-person.   Here in Toledo, Ohio, attendance at any particular meeting is limited to as many seats that can be arranged six feet apart. After each meeting, the room is disinfected.

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Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

PCMA Convene

Kathy (not her real name) has worked as a meeting professional since graduating college 30-plus years ago. It was a corporate meeting, and we both got there the day before and were checking out the hotel. The worst part, Kathy said, was that she had to get up the next morning to meet with him. “He She was in a team meeting and one of the women on the team announced that she was pregnant. “I’m Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock.

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How to generate chit-chat in online meetings and classes

More than PowerPoint...

How do you generate chit-chat and off-topic discussions in online classes and meetings? To create a culture of storytelling, I like to use this simple tactic: start each meeting by asking if anyone has a good story to share. Chit-chat is valuable.

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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. However, with the improvement in mobile and desktop applications, remote meetings have become a common feature for even individuals down the organizational ladder.…

How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham

Speaker Launcher

On this episode of the Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking with Lori Pugh Markham about what it takes to catch the eye of meeting planners. We are excited to have with us, Lori Pugh Markham from Meeting Planners International. Lori has 14 years of experience in the meetings and events industry on both the […]. The post How to Get Noticed by Meeting Planners with Lori Pugh Markham appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Coronavirus ShutDown of AA Meetings - Attend Them Online, By Phone

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those wonderfully packed meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), with SRO, are illegal in a growing number of states.   For years now, there have been online and Phone AA meetings.

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Twitter Hashtags and Meeting Presentations

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Big shout-out to Doug for nailing the details on how to use Twitter and other social media before, during and after a speaker makes a presentation at a meeting. Twitter can reflect true value for any meeting, event, or education class as long as the meeting planner understands first what a hashtag represents, and second how [.].

"The View" Meets Harvard

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The four co-hosts of "The View" are north of 40. No surprise, reports Variety , in the audience there are 10% fewer females between ages 10 to 49. If the show wants to make it, the powers that be have to execute cool decisions about how to attract, keep, and grow that prized demographic. The odds are that there will have to be a reconfiguration of who's hosting and what topics are discussed. Recently there has been a focus on ebola and ISIS.