Synopses & Reviews
Not Another Meeting... We Need Results!
Every attended a meeting and found yourself squirming in frustration, constantly looking at your watch as precious minutes tick away only to find the meeting ending with lots of talk and little to show for it? Meetings Made Easy teaches the art of conducting meetings that get results--meetings that build ownership by engaging group members, improving communication, and fostering well-conceived decisions. A wide range of topics is covered, including:
- Creating objectives and agendas that produce results
- Establishing ground rules to keep participants on track
- Including all participants in discussions to foster buy-in
- Helping groups manage and resolve conflicts
- Handling difficult individuals to minimize disruptions
It also includes meeting self-evaluation and planning forms, case studies and worksheets. Meetings Made Easy is not just another management book--it's a toolkit to help meetings move from talk to action!
Learn to break the pattern of ineffective and costly meetings!
Everyone who has ever attended a meeting has struggled at one time or another with how to make meetings more productive. Author and professional facilitator Frances A. Micale offers step-by-step instruction on how to determine when a meeting is needed, shortcuts to creating and sticking to a results-driven agenda, how to conduct an orderly conference call, and much more.
For bosses and first-time managers alike, the tips in this book provide new ways to share information and come to decisions without wasting time, money, and energy.
Topics include: Creating objectives and agendas Establishing and reinforcing ground rules to keep participants on track Facilitating discussions Conflict management and resolution tips
Also included are meeting self-evaluation forms, case studies, work sheets, and planning forms.
About the Author
Francis A Micale, owner of Micale Training Corp., is a top consultant and trainer. As a 20-year veteran of the human resources industry, she has been hired to facilitate group meetings and build consensus by companies such as BellSouth, Scripps Howard Cable TV Co., CableVision, The Weather Channel and many more. She lives in Rockwell, Georgia.