There's a big dull elephant in the boardroom: this meeting! Most of the millions of meetings held in the world today are a monumental waste of time and talent. Worse still, most of the so-called solutions and books for boring meetings are twice as boring.
Boring Meetings Suck provides tips and tactics to deliver "Get-In, Get-It-Done, or Get-Out" style meetings, while also tackling what most prefer to avoid; that you don't have to BE in charge of a meeting to TAKE charge of a meeting. This entertaining and take-no-prisoners guide is full of easily deployed SRDs?Suckification Reduction Devices?that will help you make your next meeting both efficient and effective.
- Empowers attendees to politely speak up and get a meeting back on track, or graciously get out, without being fired
- Shows how hosts can capitalize on technology, learning to crowd-source problems and increase participation
- Defines surefire methods to get meetings to start and end on time and not have the speaker read the slides
- STOPS over-invitation syndrome
- The author has appeared before many major corporate clients, and was named a "Top Business Professional Under 40" by American City Business Journals
Your meetings do not have to bore, nor must they suck. Instead, get the winning techniques in Boring Meetings Suck, and make your meetings awesome in their engagement and productivity, or stop having them!
This book offers dozens of SuckificationReduction Devices, or SRDs, to make the next meeting you attend more efficient and effective. Learn which meetings you can skip and how to callout the perpetrators of poor meeting etiquette. But it's not enough to stop others' meetings from sucking; you must make sure your meeting doesn't suck. Learn how to become a better speaker by making eye contact, working the stage, and varying the speed of your speech. Get the essential elements for planning large meetings or conferences, and get new techniques that will help you run "get in, get it done, and get out" meetings. With Boring Meetings Suck, you'll learn:
* How to graciously excuse yourself from ameeting without losing your job
* The right ways to use PowerPoint (andother technologies) Three polite ways to motivate people towrap up
* Why you should turn your phone on inall meetings
* Tips to make your presentation powerful and not pointless
* How to be a meeting hero, and get people to show up on time, participate, and return to their desks happy and with extra time intheir pockets
When done right, meetings can rock. They can be vehicles for innovation, motivation, and decision-making. They can spark revolutions. They can save the world! All you have to do is not let themsuck, and this book shows you how.
"Irreverent for certain (consider the title), but Jon has created an encyclopedia-like compendium of great ideas to make meetings more efficient and effective. Who cannot use more time and less ineffective meetings?"
--Larry Hilsheimer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide Direct & Customer Solutions
"This quick reference, easy read provides some great tips and guidelines to drive effective meetings."
--Craig O. Morrison, Chairman and CEO, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
"Finally, a book that addresses the IMPACT a meeting can have on its attendees and how that can affect the bottom line, rather than how the bottom line affects the attendees!"
--Chris Curry, President and CEO, Destinations by Design LLC
"Jon Petz is the global authority on audience engagement because he's spentfifteen years traveling the globe, engaging audiences. His book is the perfect resource for any organization that wants to reach the people who matter most, or for someone who simply wants to suck less"
--Scott Ginsberg, The Nametag Guy, author of The Approachable Leader
"If everyone would adopt the ideas for better meetings contained in this book, many businesses would be more productive. Bad meetings waste a lot of time and most business managers have never had any training on how to conduct an efficient meeting"
--Randy Wilcox, founder, SARCOM, Inc.
"Your first step to participate in the movement to eliminate boring meetings is to read this book and implement its ideas."
--Jim Canterucci, author of Personal Brilliance