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How to Manage Meetings

How to Manage Meetings

Alan Barker


How to Manage Meetings analyses every aspect of holding a meeting and provides reliable advice on how to get it right.

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About the book

Meetings are important business and social activities. However, research suggests that meetings engulf as much as 60 per cent of the time we spend at work. Despite their necessity and the costs involved, many meetings are organized by individuals who have other full-time responsibilities and lack the formal training and experience to ensure their successful planning and execution. How to Manage Meetings provides much-needed guidance on how to get meetings right. Readers should be able to reap the rewards from appropriate preparation, maximizing participation, understanding group dynamics, effective chairing, and how to follow up effectively after a meeting has taken place. This fully revised second edition includes new content on electronic and virtual meetings, a new chapter on improving a group's thinking and additional guidance on how best to prepare for a meeting from the perspective of three key roles: Chair, Administrator and Participant.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: What is a meeting;
    • Chapter - 02: How groups work;
    • Chapter - 03: Conversation: the heart of the meeting;
    • Chapter - 04: Preparing for the meeting;
    • Chapter - 05: Chairing the meeting;
    • Chapter - 06: Improving the group’s thinking;
    • Chapter - 07: Participating well;
    • Chapter - 08: Problem-solving in meetings;
    • Chapter - 09: After the meeting;
    • Chapter - 10: Different meetings and how to run them;
    • Chapter - 11: Where to go from here

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749463427
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd July 2011
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 176 pages
  • Series: Creating Success Series

About the Author

Alan Barker is an experienced trainer and coach specializing in communication skills, cognitive skills and creativity. He is Managing Director of training and coaching consultancy Kairos Training and the author of Improve Your Communication Skills, another best selling title in the Creating Success series, published by Kogan Page.

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