Meeting Management: Stop Wasting Time; Start Getting Work Done and Even Have Some Fun

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    Speaker: Marcia Zidle
    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 700194
    Level: Intermediate
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Have you ever sat through a pointless meeting and calculated just how much money was being wasted as a dozen of well paid professionals zoned out around a deathly boring conference table? This unfortunately has happened to many of us, but it doesn’t need to continue. There is such a thing as a focused, productive, participative, and even fun meeting.

Surveys of executives as well as managers found that over 50% of meetings they attend are a waste of time. And with most attending 61 meetings per month, that means that over 30 meetings are just a complete waste of money. But just how much do meetings cost? By analyzing the real cost of meetings — from the hard travel costs to productivity costs — you are in for a startling revelation. What is it costing you?

Due to the increased pressure to reduce corporate expenses and the changing dynamics of today’s work force, it’s time for business to take a look on how to make meetings work – to be effective and productive and cost-effective.

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Ask managers what part of their job they find most taxing and tedious and the answer is sure to come in a loud and unanimous voice – Meetings. Too many, too often with too few results. Nothing seemed to get accomplished; the agenda was unclear; people were late…or didn’t even show up.

Let’s face it. Meetings have a bad reputation; They are time wasters. The best you can hope for is to get through them. Right? It doesn’t have to be that way. If the meetings you manage are not working, you can fix them. But only if you understand what it takes to make a meeting work. Learn how to lead meetings that are focused, productive, participative, and even fun!

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How many meetings did you have this week? And how many of them were amazing experiences? The real truth is that while we love to meet — at football games, restaurants and movie theaters — we absolutely hate meetings. Why? 

Because most business meetings are a waste of time. Yet, meetings are a crucial tool for driving high-growth and high-impact organizations. Unfortunately very few managers run successful meetings. Productive, valuable, and engaging meetings require a clear goal, an open dialog, and a strong leader.

This webinar enables leaders to improve meeting productivity, to get wider input, to enhance communication and to boost creativity and teamwork activities. The four areas to be covered are:

  • The Cost of Ineffective Meetings
  • The 3 Stages: Preparation, Leadership, Close
  • 4 Tools to Keep Discussions and Meetings On Track 
  • How to Handle the Seven Types of Problem People

Learning Objectives

  • Identify meeting management problems
  • Ask six key questions before calling a meeting
  • Review three techniques to lead effective meetings
  • Encourage  participation and different points of view
  • Manage problem behaviors– the latecomer, the talker, the busybody, the wanderer, the arguer


  • CEO’s
  • COO’s
  • VP’s of Human Resources
  • Chief Learning Officers
  • Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Operations Managers and Supervisors
  • Mid-level Managers
  • Team Leaders


Marcia Zidle is board certified executive coach based in Dallas Texas. Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, helps companies target and implement their elephants – the highest pay-off activities – that will produce the results they want. In In other words, she works with business leaders and their teams to get on the right track, stay on the right track, and avoid getting side tracked in their drive for high performance – high profitability – high purpose

Marcia has over 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in the areas of business strategy and management; personal and team leadership; talent engagement and development, As a Board Certified Business and Executive Coach, she works with savvy entrepreneurs, CEO’s, executives, and management teams to grow their companies AND make a difference in their world. They want to move up to the next level – ahead of their competition – into new areas – over and around obstacles – beyond business as usual – towards building a solid leadership foundation for growth.

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