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Naomi Chavez, an internal consultant for Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley's leading network-equipment manufacturers, is frustrated: "We have the most ineffective meetings of any company I've ever seen." Kevin Eassa, vice president of operations for the disk division of Conner Peripherals, another Silicon Valley giant, is realistically resigned: "We realize our meetings are unproductive. A consulting firm is trying to help us, and we think they've hit the mark. But we've got a long way to go." Richard Collard, senior manager of network operations at Federal Express, is simply exasperated: "We just seem to meet and meet and meet and we never seem to do anything"
A few simple hints on how to make you meetings more efficient - Before. During and After.
Meetings can be the most dreaded part of business, yet they are essential to good communication. Make them a positive part of your business operation by organizing them well.
When you're in charge of planning a meeting agenda, you know tha`t there’s many things to think about. Here’s a few tips on how to develop the right agenda to help you stay organized.
If you’ve ever been in charge of planning a meeting or other event, you know that there’s many things to think about and a lot of work to do. Here’s a few Meeting Checklists to help you stay organized. Some tasks won’t apply to every situation, and there will be other times when you’ll have many tasks to add. At the least, these lists can get you headed in the right direction.
Any event or activity that is poorly planned and lacks rehearsal often generates a negative and weak result. Things get messed up when the participants or the individuals involved are at a loss as to what to do and what roles to perform.
Many people find public speaking a terrifying, horrible experience, and prefer to avoid it if possible. However, as conservationists, working with people is part of our daily routines. It’s very likely that at some time in your career you will be asked to make a presentation—to producers, partners, or colleagues. Being a little nervous is a sign that you want to do well. But being overly nervous or scared is a problem. With a little practice you can learn to overcome your nervousness or fear and make informative and memorable presentations. Here’s a few tips to follow for successful public speaking.