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Meeting management / Taggart Smith.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0 “13 “017391 “6
1. Meetings. 2. Business communication. I. Title.
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Thanks to all the Purdue students who have taken conference leadership in past
Behavioral scientists have been
Conducting a meeting is a difficult job, because groups want leaders with just the right balance between "taking charge" and "letting go."
Chapters 1, 2 and 3 show how to organize and present information-giving meetings. Everything from outlining key points, maintaining interest, using visuals, and
For each of these three meetings, content outlines are provided, along with critique sheets and observation sheets. Again, the emphasis here is application oriented. These outlines provide ways to process information in organizations, to solve problems using group input, and to decide the best way to proceed when solutions are found. During the learning process, leaders find their strengths and weaknesses and practice getting groups to respond
The material for this book evolved from a business administration curriculum at Purdue University. The book emerged over time and in response to the
In summary, the study of managing meetings has been going on for some time ”and continues still. This book attempts to put a practical face on the problem of leading meetings effectively and efficiently. Just as we never outgrow our need for milk, at least according to current advertising, we never outgrow our need for efficient meetings. Even in this age of continuous innovation in communication, we still need face-to-face meetings to make quality decisions.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com's chief, in an interview for the Wall Street Journal , had this to say:
How do you work with your directors? Something
We're actually a little old-fashioned in this respect. There's nothing better than an in-person meeting. Nothing yet has replicated that, as far as I know. For quick interaction, e-mail and phone are great. But for really getting into something, a physical meeting is much better. We
If Mr. Dot Com himself considers meetings important, so should we.
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