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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. another meeting. Or think.

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. another meeting. Or think.

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. So how do you do that? Click OK.

The flipped meeting

PowerPoint Tips

One use she mentioned was for pre-meeting reading. What is the flipped meeting? Could this approach be used for in-house meetings?

Meetings are Presentations Too

Professionally Speaking...

I have to go to meetings.". Yet meetings are a fact of business life. What outcomes are expected from the meeting?

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. another meeting. Or think.

5 Steps to Greater Influence in Meetings (PSSST)

Kate's Voice

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. If we collectively [.].

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. F**k that. Angela?"

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Ideas for the weekly team meeting

The Presenter's Blog

What to talk about at the weekly team meeting? Let’s just present the weekly team meeting with the same agenda as last week.

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. Desktop sharing.

Make the most of your meetings

Kuhnke Communication

How to make the most of your next meeting Don’t miss the chance to impress your colleagues, clients or boss – and inch closer to that pay rise.

SXSW | Meet us in Austin!

Duarte Blog

If you’ll be there, we want to meet you. So, send us a shout out, and let’s meet. Well, at least some of that is true. Sound like a plan?

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.

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Email Etiquette meets I Love Lucy: Part 2

SpeakerSue Says...

My inbox reminds me of that classic I Love Lucy skit where Lucy and Ethel work on a chocolates assembly line. to try to keep up. What would help?

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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.

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Take Your Meetings by Storm…Gamestorm, That Is

Duarte Blog

Who knew that a meeting to come up with a new name for adult diapers could get so heated? Now those are meetings I would like to attend.

7 tips for speaking up in meetings

Speak Schmeak

Meetings. And the worst thing about meetings? There are a lot of relevant tips there for speaking up in meetings. anticipate.

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.    Some even longer. 

Measuring who's talking: Men or women? A tool for your next meeting

The Eloquent Woman

We all owe Cathy Deng thanks for coming up with this simple tool that measures who's talking more: men or women?

Meet me in Las Vegas, October 9-10!

Speak Schmeak

Use PowerPoint. At least, that’s what a lot of people used to say, but not anymore. After all, who wants to listen to someone fumble with a pointer (".maybe

Criticizing and undermining: How do you respond in a meeting?

The Eloquent Woman

One of our regular readers recently asked for a refresh on "meeting behavior--particularly subtly undermining behaviors." Don''t despair.

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How to follow up your meeting, conference, or event

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  It's a perennial worry for conference people: how do you keep the interest alive so that the meeting has power long after it's over?     And to create buzz for your next event.    Thanks, all! Use that social media -- it's why they call it social. Crowdsource it!  Continue the dialogue. 

How to Conduct a Virtual Meeting

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Virtual meetings are both a necessity in these straitened times -- and a curse.    Once you cut out the visual elements of meeting face-to-face, the interpersonal bandwidth shrinks from fast to dial-up.    But there are ways to make virtual meetings more productive.    Enjoy!

How to Save a Doomed Meeting

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For my blog today, I'm pointing to a piece I just posted on, on how to save a doomed meeting.    Enjoy!    [link]. Body Language (non-verbal communication

Will you meet me on the East Coast this September?

Speak Schmeak

Here I come! Have you been wanting to take advantage of my training or coaching services but find the distance to be a barrier? I'm flexible!

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Meeting Report: Cisco Social Media Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

For the rest of this week I’ll be attending the Ragan Communications Conference Social Media Best Practices for Communicators hosted by Cisco Systems. The event kicks off on Wednesday when I plan to attend the Pre-Conference Workshop on Corporate Video given by Deanna Govoni and Alex Romano. Social Media

How to Conduct a Successful Virtual Meeting - 5 Quick Tips

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

For my blog today I'm pointing to a recent article in Success magazine on virtual meetings.    In it, I offer 5 tips for a successful meeting.    Enjoy!    [link]. Audience Interaction

Five finds for speakers in work presentations & meetings

The Eloquent Woman

Your most frequent "public speaking" probably takes place in work-related settings, from videoconferencing to meetings and presentations. iPad for meetings: Inc. rounded up five ways to spruce up a lousy meeting using an iPad -- although you should remember they're not magical if the meeting's truly bad.

Meet 4 writers/authors on the Blog Hop

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Welcome to my blog hop where you will learn a little more about me and three other writers and authors. Freelance Writing - General blog hop freelanc writers Paul Lima

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].

How to Fix What's Wrong with Virtual Meetings

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

In an earlier blog, I identified 5 problems with online meetings.    What can you do to put the life back into that sometime blessing, sometime curse of the modern world, virtual meetings?    Accept the less-than-perfect nature of virtual meetings. The breaks will allow people to re-engage. 

Take charge of that meeting: 8 ways to make sense of Robert's Rules of Order

The Eloquent Woman

If you''re going to chair meetings or rise to a high post in your professional society, you''re likely to run up against Robert''s Rules of Order.

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How To End A Speech or Presentation, Pt. II

Matt Eventoff

Whether taking a company public, introducing a new product to market, delivering a new lecture or simply leading a team meeting, the conclusion is crucial to the success of any presentation. It is the final impression to you will leave your audience with. Last week we went over three ways to effectively end a speech. free at last! ” 2.

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. Meetings meetings big picture thinker?

Introductory Meeting with an Investor. What do you say? « TJWALKER.

TJ Walker Interactive

Warren Buffett Speaking to Kids » Introductory Meeting with an Investor. News analyzed from a communication perspective. What do you say?


Meeting Report: Systems for Professional Speakers

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Ruby shared many of the tips and tricks she has learned while building her speaking business in the sports, leisure and entertainment industries.

Meeting Report: Success Secrets for Small Businesses

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

His 2014 guest posting in […]. Business Communication Janis Joplin rick gilbert


5 things speakers should ask the meeting planner

The Eloquent Woman

I asked Jennifer to share her insights for speakers--perhaps the most practical advice you'll ever get--from her vantage point as a meeting planner.

How to Meet With and Speak to Your CEO

Executive Speech Coach

Guest Post by Dan McCarthy Most employees NEVER get to have a meeting with the CEO of their company. Talk to others that know the CEO, and have had meetings with him/her. Yes, you are meeting with the high ranking person in your company. If you’re not, you have no reason to be at the meeting. Study your audience.