Do you hate meetings?
Do you spend more
than half your week in
Would you rather watch
paint dry than attend
Why would you feel this way about meetings?
Perhaps you're like what CPF and author
Steve Kaye says:
Bad meetings provide a sophisticated
form of executive busyness. Some people
find this useful because it keeps them
from having to work on difficult tasks
such as planning, coaching, learning, and
If you're not like what Steve Kaye says. ..
Here are 5
strategies to help
you avoid h
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Ask 'the person llilhO planned 'the meeting
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Share your thoughts on the shortcomings of the
0 Do you think it's poorly
' Too many unnecessary
' Let the planner know BUT
don't be rude or insulting
when you do. ..
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Question the need for your attendance
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Try making your contribution hy phone
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meeting has merit hut you don't
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chance to speak.
Call the planner and
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Simply be unavailablemij' all else fails
0 You may actually have commitments
preventing you from attending a
meeting. .Iust let the planner know.
- If you want to establish your
unavailability while you
watch paint dry. ..please, do
have your secretary call!
You can't always avoid
meetings, so you have to
know something about
planning and attending them.
Check the next slide for
resources that will help. ..
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Here are 3 meeting resources you will Iove. ..and
they are free!
1. Help for cutting your Team Meetings
costs by over 60%. ..get it here!
2. Learn more about the meeting agenda
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3. And best of all. ..if you want
to plan your meetings
better, here is a little, free
report you can download
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If you like these strategies. ..,
do your friends and colleagues
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