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Manage meetings positively

Manage meetings positively

By: A&C Black Publishers Ltd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 05-DEC-2013

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Too many meetings, never enough decisions. Badly-managed meetings are a waste of time, and often they just don't need to happen at all. If you have to chair or arrange meetings, this book will help you to make sure that they're useful and helpful exchanges of information rather than pointless shouting matches. Manage Meetings Positively offers practical solutions for many situations, including keeping the meeting on schedule, making sure decisions are reached, and dealing with conflict if tempers rise. Whatever your line of work, this book will help you make meetings more of a pleasure...

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Leadership in Action: The Right Start - A Team's First Meeting is key

Leadership in Action: The Right Start - A Team's First Meeting is key

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Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2002

Insert Date: 30-APR-2013

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A well-planned and well-executed first meeting is crucial to team success. It can create a sense of camaraderie, lay the groundwork on which team members build trust, and clarify the team's mission, goals, and processes. ...

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Presentation Magic

Presentation Magic

By: Nick Fitzherbert

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 01-AUG-2011

Insert Date: 30-APR-2013

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Rule 1 of magic is: "The framework for any communication is determined by the expectations and associations you trigger". Rule 4 is: "The brain filters out most of the information it receives". The greatest magicians in the world and their acts stick religiously to 20 rules which have nothing to do with how magic works, but instead why it works. Presentation Magic! takes the psychological principles used by the world's best magicians and applies them to business communication. The three classic stages essential to effective communication are: Construction, Preparation, and Delivery. In...

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The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised

The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 09-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 01-FEB-2013

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The revised edition of this facilitation classic offers a wealth of targeted techniques for facilitators who seek effective, consistent, and repeatable results. Based on Michael Wilkinson's proven SMART (Structured Meeting And Relating Techniques) approach, The Secrets of Facilitation can help to achieve stellar results when managing, presenting, teaching, planning, and selling, as well as other professional and personal situations. This expanded edition includes new chapters on facilitating virtual meetings, cross-cultural teams, and large groups and conferences. It also provides a...

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No More Pointless Meetings

No More Pointless Meetings

By: Martin MURPHY

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2012

Insert Date: 05-DEC-2012

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Wasting time in pointless meetings....It’s the bane of work life—and the one thing that never seems to change. But meetings can be highly effective, says Martin Murphy, who has helped a “Who’s Who” of corporate clients transform timesapping meetings into “breakthrough sessions” that are truly productive. His strategy is not simply to speed them up or make them more palatable with flashier facilitation. Rather, the key is to upend the entire concept of meetings. That means throwing out traditional protocols and using one of four new collaboration models to get more done, faster than ever...

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Running Board Meetings, 3rd Edition

Running Board Meetings, 3rd Edition

By: Patrick Patrick Dunne

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-SEP-2005

Insert Date: 03-NOV-2012

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Greeted with great enthusiasm when it was first published, Patrick Dunne's practical guide continues to provide valuable, step-by-step advice on every aspect of running board meetings. Witty and succinct, it is packed with useful tips and techniques to help anyone ensure they are well prepared and that every board meeting runs smoothly. Topics covered include: seating, the agenda, the role of the chairman, presentations to the board, dealing with disharmony, the minutes and the follow-up procedure. There's also advice on how to deal with those troublesome types such as the 'silent seether',...

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10 Steps to Successful Meetings

10 Steps to Successful Meetings

By:  ASTD (Lynn Lewis)

Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2009

Insert Date: 17-AUG-2012

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Do you spend too much time in meetings, usually with little to show for it? Everyone else does! You're not alone. Here's an easy solution and one that will let you be known as "the" person who conducts meetings that are effective, productive, and don't waste time. In 10 Steps to Successful Meetings you'll learn how to use tools and resources that help plan and manage effective, results-driven meetings. In addition, everyone who uses this book will be able to successfully set meeting goals and agendas, prepare and conduct a well-run meeting, lay ground rules and deal with problems as they...

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How to Conduct Productive Meetings

How to Conduct Productive Meetings

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2006

Insert Date: 10-AUG-2012

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Meetings are often poorly planned and executed events that produce no meaningful business results. How to Conduct Productive Meetings is a book designed to provide practical tools and advice for anyone planning or facilitating a meeting. Legendary evaluation guru Donald Kirkpatrick offers solid and timely advice to ensure that a meeting is necessary, the presentation is professional and effective, the participants contribute in constructive ways and the outcome is measurable. ...

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Successful Online Meetings

Successful Online Meetings

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2009

Insert Date: 22-JUL-2012

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This Infoline is written for anyone who holds meetings online or who is interested in learning about the technology. While online meetings can be conducted using video conferencing, webcams, or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), most are held using web-conferencing tools, which is what this Infoline focuses on. You will learn how to assess the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and technology requirements of your online meeting participants, structure your meeting and design activities that promote a collaborative environment, and obtain useful feedback from participants. ...

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How to Manage Meetings, 2nd Edition

How to Manage Meetings, 2nd Edition

By: Alan Barker

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-JUL-2011

Insert Date: 18-JAN-2012

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Meetings are important business and social activities. However, research suggests that meetings engulf as much as 60 per cent of the time we spend at work. Despite their necessity and the costs involved, many meetings are organized by individuals who have other full-time responsibilities and lack the formal training and experience to ensure their successful planning and execution. How to Manage Meetings provides much-needed guidance on how to get meetings right. Readers should be able to reap the rewards from appropriate preparation, maximizing participation, understanding group dynamics,...

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Expanding Our Now

Expanding Our Now

By: Harrison H. Owen

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 01-SEP-1997

Insert Date: 20-OCT-2011

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At the start of this thoughtful and revelatory book, Harrison Owen relates the story of how he was lunching with a senior official of the American Society for Training and Development, who observed that if what Owen had just told him about Open Space Technology (OST) was true, then "95% of what we are currently doing does not need to be done." OST is strategy for organizing meetings that is radical, revolutionary, and deceptively simple. Expanding Our Now is an exploration of what OST is, how it developed as a process for meeting management, and how and why it works all over the world, for...

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Collective Visioning

Collective Visioning

By: Linda Stout

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 16-MAY-2011

Insert Date: 18-OCT-2011

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In far too many organizational meetings, equal speaking opportunity seldom results in equal say. Factors such as race, class, and personal history too often inhibit open dialogue within and among groups, which can lead to a sense of disenfranchisement within the organization, and subsequently, disillusionment with the movement. Collective Visioning is the first visioning method to address these hurdles in the organizing process and to fully enable members to share their opinions without hesitation. Linda Stout uses her background and her own personal experience of marginalization within the...

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The Hamster Revolution for Meetings

The Hamster Revolution for Meetings

By: Mike Song; Vicki Halsey

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2009

Insert Date: 15-OCT-2011

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In this business fable, Iris--a meetings-inundated vice president--meets a coach who introduces her to a straightforward process that helps her eliminate unnecessary meetings, improve meeting quality, and save 15 days a year in previously wasted time....

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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

By: Marvin Weisbord; Sandra Janoff

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2007

Insert Date: 12-OCT-2011

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Weisbord and Janoff offer ten principles that will allow readers to get more done in meetings by doing less. Based on over 30 years of experience and extensive research, they show exactly how to establish a meeting structure that will create conditions for success, efficiency, and productivity....

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Meeting Skills for Leaders: Make meetings more productive, Fourth Edition

Meeting Skills for Leaders: Make meetings more productive, Fourth Edition

By: Marion E. Haynes

Publisher: Axzo Press

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2009

Insert Date: 23-SEP-2011

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Business people often say, "Meetings are a necessary evil." That's only half true. They are essential to running a business. But they don't have to be a negative experience. Learn how to make your meetings more productive and worthwhile for attendees, your company and yourself with this practical guide. Make your next meeting your best ever. ...

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Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings

Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-APR-2011

Insert Date: 23-SEP-2011

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The guide that proves your meetings don't have to suck!There's a big dull elephant in the boardroom: this meeting! Most of the millions of meetings held in the world today are a monumental waste of time and talent. Worse still, most of the so-called solutions and books for boring meetings are twice as boring.Boring Meetings Suck provides tips and tactics to deliver "Get-In, Get-It-Done, or Get-Out" style meetings, while also tackling what most prefer to avoid; that you don't have to BE in charge of a meeting to TAKE charge of a meeting. This entertaining and take-no-prisoners guide is full of...

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Effective Meetings

Effective Meetings: 20 Sure-Fire Tools

By: Glenn Parker

Publisher: HRD Press

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 16-SEP-2011

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A successful meeting is not measured by starting on time, having a great agenda, getting everyone involved, or even serving healthy muffins. While all these factors are important...a great meeting is simply one that achieves its objectives—in other words, where a problem is solved, a decision is made, a plan is developed, a question answered, or some other specific outcome is accomplished. In Volume II of The Parker Team Series, Effective Meetings: 20 Sure-Fire Tools, author Glenn Parker will help you achieve your desired outcomes. This easy-to-read book will guarantee better meeting...

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The Meeting Spectrum: An Advanced Guide for Meeting Professionals

The Meeting Spectrum: An Advanced Guide for Meeting Professionals

By: Rudy R. Wright CMP; E.J. Siwek

Publisher: HRD Press

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2004

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2011

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Updated to include coverage of the latest in meeting technology, the second edition of the acclaimed reference for meeting planners is more comprehensive—and useful—than ever. Whether you are a meeting professional or new to event planning...a corporate or association executive or independent consultant...the book synthesize what you need to know to achieve professionalism in the management of conferences, exhibitions, and conventions. Co-author Rudy Wright shares three decades of industry knowledge and experience. He is a professional conference organizer, one of the first to earn the...

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The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Public Presentations

The Manager's Pocket Guide to Public Presentations

By: Steve Gladis Ph.D.

Publisher: HRD Press

Publication Date: 01-JAN-1999

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2011

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This book is an indispensable reference for managers and executives who find themselves in the unfamiliar and often frightening position of having to give a public presentation. It is a compendium of tips that will help any manager learn the survival tactics of public speaking. A simple, quick read, based on the accepted theory and practice of rhetoric, it is also a confidence builder that will help any manager begin to overcome anxiety over public speaking. Dr. Gladis, the author of numerous works on writing and communication, presents the material in an informal and informative manner,...

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Faultless Facilitation: The New Complete Resource Guide for Team Leaders and Facilitators

Faultless Facilitation: The New Complete Resource Guide for Team Leaders and Facilitators

By: Lois Hart Ed.D.

Publisher: HRD Press

Publication Date: 01-JAN-1996

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2011

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Teach team leaders and group facilitators the key skills for leading productive team meetings. This workshop contains everything you need to teach others how to facilitate; it comes complete with background material for the trainer and participants, and handouts for evaluation. The Instructor's Manual offers in-class learning activities and optional training designs (1-, 2-, 3-, or 5-day) to go with the Resource Guide. The Instructor's Manual explains how to plan, run, and evaluate skill-based training for inexperienced facilitators. The Resource Guide includes "how to's" on leading groups...