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Communication Toolkit for Introverts by Patricia Weber

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Chapter 5. Your Headband Light - Succeeding in the Business Meeting

 

"Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings."

 
 --Ashleigh Brilliant, author and cartoonist

In general, meetings conducted today are one of the greatest costs to businesses because of their unproductiveness. If you calculate the hourly rate of each individual sitting in a meeting, on average, with maybe six people in a one-hour meeting, with people attending from the front line to top management, it might cost about $6,000, or $100 per minute.

One of my earliest experiences as a corporate trainer was to consider a request for a proposal to facilitate a training workshop about running and being in effective meetings. One reason ...

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