Please recommend askDavid.com
   using these social sharing buttons:
David

Books:  

  

    

  book details  

  preview  

  books by Beverley Williams  

   

 

Book: 50 Tips for Successful Meetings - 2nd edition 2017 (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 8) by Beverley Williams

Book: 50 Tips for Successful Meetings - 2nd edition 2017 (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 8) by Beverley Williams

categories: Book, Better Meetings, Stop Wasting Time, Remote Meetings, Online Meetings, Effective Meetings, Successful Meetings




Beverley Williams

Author Beverley Williamsabout this book: I cannot stand meetings where nothing gets done, where people seem to be satisfied to stand up, after a period of time that seems to prove Einsteins theory of relativity, and walk away with no-one having any action points or any decisions having being made. What were we there for?

Another particular bugbear is when the person calling the meeting has not checked the technical needs if people are joining remotely. No, I do not want to get up at 6 am to log in to a global team meeting for someone to spend 15 minutes trying to get the sound to work!

I think it's fair to say that I wrote this tips booklet because I have seen so much frustration in meetings! Or maybe that's just me but I don't think so.

There are so many ways a little advance thinking or action can make a meeting useful and time well spent. The tips are not rocket science, anyone can do them but as the amount of time wasted in meeting plainly shows not everyone does.

My research for this book consists of many years of training on effective meetings, introducing better meetings culture into organisations and being a participant in many of them. Writing the Tips Booklet was a great way of 'rounding up' the key points on the topic. You could say it took me 2 hours to write it or you could say it took me 20 years depending on whether you mean gathering the knowledge or bringing it all together. This is the 2nd edition and it was interesting to see how technology has changed our lives, we now expect to see people on screen in meetings if we aren't in the same office, it has made people seem very much more real if we wouldn't normally meet them in person.

I suggest sharing the tips to discuss how your meetings could be improved with people you regularly meet with. Start the ball rolling yourself by committing to making just one change where you know you could do better and asking everyone else to do the same.


preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...



Learn more about this book,  Read reviews  or  Add to wish list

Read eBooks using the free Kindle Reading App



Other books by Beverley Williams

55 Tips for Professional Presentations (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 9) by Beverley Williams
50 Tips for Managing Change (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 7) by Beverley Williams
50 Tips for Handling Difficult Situations (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 2) by Beverley Williams
50 Tips for Appraising Your Team (Spearmint Tips Booklets) by Beverley Williams
If you painted your life - A poem to help you find your way again (Spearmint Tips Booklets...
50 Tips for First Class Customer Service (Spearmint Tips Booklets Book 3) by Beverley Williams






This book on




Comments





Recommendations








Books:  

  







More Reviews

   • Book Review: Consulting 101, 2nd Edition - 101 Tips for Success in Consulting by Lew Sauder
   • Book Review: Project Management 101 - 101 Tips for Success in Project Management by Lew Sauder



  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed


Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like askDavid.com? | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.