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Do Better Meetings – STP049

Released Friday, 23rd November 2018
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Episode 49 -  Life is too short for terrible meetings. We explore how to make them better, whether you run 'em, go to 'em, or avoid 'em. Dive in...

Some of the USEFUL stuff in there is:

Who invented the meeting
Terrible conference calls - an example
Why a CNBC article confirms your worst fears - meetings can be rubbish
Everything that's wrong with meetings
Holding meetings 101 - The basics:

Respect your attendee's time
Get to the point
Consider who HAS to be there
Set the agenda
Change the location
Or even just change SEATS!

John Cleese shows us what's wrong with meetings
Can you make meetings better if you're invited to them? YES YOU CAN
A great article by Tom Catalini - how to avoid meetings that waste your time

Book meetings with yourself
Find out from the organiser what the purpose is of the meeting
Reach out to the other delegates and help each other prepare
Why you should sometimes say 'no'
Arrive late - or leave early

A GREAT Ted talk by David Grady - Worth 6 minutes of your time trust me
The radical stuff - what Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and other big players do

Empty chair
Silent reading time
No Powerpoint
Not before noon
Only on a Wednesday
Do 30 mins in 20
Purge recurring meetings
Throw out the hangers on
Lose the chairs
Walk out (if you're not adding value)

The research we used for this episode was:

The Chicago Tribune/Vancouver Sun -  Meetistotle
HBR - Stop the meeting madness
Forbes article by Dean Brenner - The Secret To Better Meetings
Tom Catalini - How to avoid meetings that waste your time
Drayton Bird - Please Read Carefully Before You Even Think Of Attending A Meeting
John Cleese - Meetings Meetings Bl**dy Meetings
Fastcompany - Business Leaders Share How They Cut Down On Meetings
Quartz.com - Top Business Leaders Meetings
Project Management Hacks - 7 tips to more productive meetings
Inc.com - 9 steps to better meetings
CNBC - Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban and Elon Musk avoid this productivity killer

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