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Sometimes meetings get very conflicting and do not achieve their goals. Meeting attendees start screaming at each other trying to make their ideas and suggestions heard. This is how you can be heard at the meeting...
Did you know that 45% of our waking time is dedicated to listening? Studies have found that most of us are poor listeners. One study showed that after a 10-minute presentation only 50% of the information was retained. The ability to listen well in group meetings is vital to be an effective participant and a good employee. What do you think about these good listeners? Do you want your manager to be as good as they are?
Imagine working for a company where weekly staff meetings are scheduled for 4:50 PM each Friday afternoon. Is there any explanation to that?
"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything", said John Kenneth Galbraith. Meetings are the perfect place to waste time, they help cut the day of work by half. Be sure to take full advantage of this excellent opportunity. This is what Dilbert thinks about wasting time on meetings.
Dan Rockwell thinks that loving your own voice can be destructive for meetings. Let's find out why??!!
How many donuts will you buy in order to escape from a staff meeting? A meeting that is as boring and monotonous as all the previous ones, a meeting that doesn't even have a clear agenda?
The movie Avatar is a stunning and vivid depiction of a fantasy world unimaginable without serious help from a visionary director, 1,000 special effects artists, a $300M budget and a pair of 3D glasses. But there's one feature of the movie that's more realistic than you may think: the idea of using avatars in the workplace.
Moses and his flock arrive at the sea, with the Egyptians in hot pursuit. Moses calls a staff meeting. "Well, how are we going to get across the sea?" asked Moses. "We need a fast solution...
We have found out that doodling in meetings can actually boost our concentration and improve our ability to pay attention and memorize. However, not only does it boost our concentration, it also often leads to the creation of real masterpieces.
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