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Meeting Skills for Leaders, 4/e

Meeting Skills for Leaders, 4/e

Meeting Skills for Leaders, 4/e

Meeting Skills for Leaders, 4/e

Make Meetings More Productive

  • By: Elvin Haynes

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ISBN: 9788130918341

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2012

Pages: 112

Size: Other mm

Publisher: Crisp Learning

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Business people often say, "Meetings are a necessary evil". That's only half true. They are essential to running a business. But they don't have to be a negative experience. Learn how to make your meetings more productive and worthwhile for attendees, your company and yourself with this practical guide. Make your next meeting your best ever.

Meeting Skills for Leaders takes you step-by-step through an effective planning process. You?ll learn how to:

  • Clearly define meeting objectives
  • Plan the room and key participants in advance
  • Ensure group participation
  • Evaluate meeting effectiveness to continuously improve


Part 1: The Effective Meeting • Defining an Effective Meeting • Planning an Effective Meeting • Face-to-Face or Virtual? • Developing an Agenda • Selecting Participants • Choosing a Meeting Time • Dealing with Common Meeting Problems • Part 2: Facilities and Equipment • Facility and Equipment Guidelines • Meeting Room Checklist • Guidelines for Visual Aids • Projection Methods • Arranging Virtual Meetings • Conference Calls • Online Conferencing • Part 3: Conducting Meetings • The Meeting Leader's Role • Major Components of a Meeting • Structuring information Meetings • Structuring Decision-Making Meetings • Criteria-Based Rating • Criteria-Based Ranking • Part 4: Leading Effective Discussions • Stimulating Discussion • Twenty Tips for Generating Discussion • Handling Difficult Situations • Understanding Conflict • Part 5: Improving Meetings • An Improvement Model • Evaluating Meetings • Providing Feedback • A Model for Effective Meetings • Being a Productive Participant • Appendix • Appendix to Part 4

About the Author: 

Marion E. Haynes is the author of three titles in the Crisp 50-Minute Series. He has published 35 articles and 10 books on management and supervisory practices, as well as on retirement and life planning.

Mr. Haynes is a graduate of Arizona State University with a BS degree in Business Administration. He hold the MBA degree, with distinction, from New York University.

He retired from Shell Oil Company in 1991 after a 35-year career in human resource management. At retirement, he was the corporate-level manager of pensioner relations. Following retirement, he joined the staff of Price presenting retirement planning workshops for Price-Waterhouse clients.

Mr. Haynes was appointed an adjunct professor at the University of Houston's College of Continuing Education. He also served as an instructor for the hospitality industry's executive course, presented each year by the university's Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, and presented public workshops at several universities in the south-central U.S.

He served for four years on the board of directors of Sheltering Arms, a social services agency for the elderly in Houston, Texas. During the time, he chaired the agency's personnel committee and served on its executive committee.

He was a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Retirement Planning for eight years, serving as president from 1991 to 1993. He also chaired the editorial board for society's journal and served on its newsletter board.

Today he and his wife, Janice, live in Kerrville, Texas, where he pursues his interests in writing, community service, and travel.


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