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. 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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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].

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.

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. by Peter Watts.

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.

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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.

Sexual Harassment in the Meetings Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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. Photo Credit Mike Reddy/Rusty Elliott/SYLV1ROB1/Adobe Stock.

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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. Then you can start or schedule a meeting. There is an online meeting option.

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.

Communication requires presence: Why I won't have a meeting with you while driving

Speak Schmeak

But let me share why you'll rarely have a conversation with me while I'm driving—especially a business meeting.

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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?

Meeting Report: Silicon Valley IABC

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

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.

Pop Culture Meets Jurisprudence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Call it pop culture meets jurisprudence. Of course, it was Melissa McCarthy's simulation of Sean Spicer which stole the show last Saturday on SNL. One wonders if the real Spicer will ever be able to cut back to one slice of gum per day.

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?

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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.

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.

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Meet my allergy doctor

Speak Schmeak

Download audio here. My doctor is always thinking about how to put his patients first. When I met with him Wednesday about changing my allergy medication, he suggested one that might work better for me and told me where I could buy the generic version for the lowest price in town.

Meet my allergy doctor

Speak Schmeak

Download audio here. My doctor is always thinking about how to put his patients first. When I met with him Wednesday about changing my allergy medication, he suggested one that might work better for me and told me where I could buy the generic version for the lowest price in town.

"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.

Virtual and face-to-face meetings

The Communication Blog

9.26.2010 Virtual and face-to-face meetings Here is a great little interview on virtual meetings and how they differ from the face to face groups that we emphasize in our small group chapters. Categories: face-to-face meetings , virtual group , virtual meetings 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Loading.

16 Ways to Make Your Case at Meetings

Presentation Guru

What’s the best way to prepare for an argument or debate? Keeping an open mind and preparing for different points of view can help tremendously when you’re getting ready to present your case.

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7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Meetings. 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. You have valuable ideas to contribute to the meeting.

7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Meetings. 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. You have valuable ideas to contribute to the meeting.

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 [.].

Stephen Colbert on Meet the Press

TJ Walker Interactive

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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? Use PowerPoint. At least, that’s what a lot of people used to say, but not anymore.

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? Use PowerPoint. At least, that’s what a lot of people used to say, but not anymore.

Meeting Report: The wit and wisdom of speechwriter Hal Gordon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Thursday September 17, 2015 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters welcomed Hal Gordon as our guest on a conference call. Hal was a speechwriter for the Reagan White House and later wrote for Gen. Colin Powell. Since 2005, Hal has provided executive speech writing for top executives of Shell Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, CenterPoint Energy, GE […] On Thursday September 17, 2015 the Silicon Valley Speechwriters welcomed Hal Gordon as our guest on a conference call.

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Marco Rubio on Meet the Press

TJ Walker Interactive

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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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Meeting Report: Silicon Valley Speechwriters hear about the Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Carmine Gallo was the featured speaker at today’s meeting of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable. Gallo is the author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience Gallo is a communications coach for the world’s most admired brands.

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Meet Howard Daniel Aka Pen-for-Rent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Can’t find time to write the promotional material you need? Do you keep putting off drafting a strong sales or advocacy piece because it’s too challenging? Have you got a draft, but think it’s weak and ineffective? Don’t have anyone on your staff who can help you out?

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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Video: NSA/NC May Meeting

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Nearly 300 members and guests of NSA/NC spent Saturday May 1 at the Achieve! The Professional Edge showcase of professional speakers from across Northern California. I took to the podium with Jim Carrillo to demonstrate how easy it is to create a video on YouTube in under 10 minutes. I then asked people to share their [.].

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Meeting Report: Nancy Duarte discusses presentation excellence with Silicon Valley Speechwriters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Nancy Duarte was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting of the Silicon Valley Speechwriters Roundtable. Duarte is the well-known author of slide:ology and Resonate and the founder and CEO of Duarte, Inc.

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speaking up in meetings

The Eloquent Woman

For many women, public speaking means speaking up in meetings --and I've yet to meet a woman who hasn't encountered problems when she tries to do so. Buy Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings.

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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