Meetings have changed. They're more frequent, virtual, and informal. Yet, most professionals haven't upgraded their meeting skills. It's no wonder that 43% of meeting time is wasted, due to:
Meeting overload: Professionals waste 24 days a year in useless meetings.
Missing success ingredients: Ninety percent of all professionals attend meetings that lack a clearly stated objective and agenda.
Virtual-meeting chaos: Disinterested participants + endless technical glitches= huge amounts of wasted time.
Agenda adrift: Goals are missed when meetings veer off course.
Action distraction: Incomplete action items result in delayed projects and missed deadlines.Good news- Help is on the way! Meet Iris, a sales manager so overwhelmed by meetings she feels like a hamster on a wheel. Just in time, Iris finds a coach - a meeting efficiency and etiquette expert with a simple plan that helps her to meet less, make better use of meeting technology, and get more done.
©2009 Mike Song, Vicki Halsey, Tim Burress; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp