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Productive Meetings in Less Time

Meetings are often criticized as an unproductive waste of time.  This does not have to be the case.  Well-planned and well-facilitated meetings take less time and help to create a more informed, engaged, and productive workforce.   Time spent attending productive meetings is time well spent. 

During this presentation, you will learn:

  • when to meet . . . and when it is better not to meet
  • how to calculate the real cost of your meetings
  • alternatives to meetings
  • 8 reasons that meetings fail
  • 3 stages of a meeting
  • how to write an agenda that will reduce meeting time by 25 per cent
  • 3 words that should never appear in a meeting agenda
  • what’s wrong with topical agendas
  • who to invite to attend your meetings . . . and who should not attend
  • techniques to help participants prepare for meetings
  • 3 decision-making techniques
  • 4 meeting-related roles
  • 6 processes for dealing with agenda items
  • 5 steps to better decisions
  • 13 ways to stimulate discussions
  • techniques for dealing with disruptive behaviours
  • what to include in meeting minutes and what to omit
  • 5 ways to ensure meeting follow-up
  • how to evaluate the effectiveness of your meeting



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The program descriptions found on this website are meant only as a starting point.  Nelson will work with you to create the presentation that best meets your requirements.

Most programs can be offered as a keynote, a convention break-out, or a half- or full-day workshop . . . or even longer.


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