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Your Meeting Needs A Mission!

You’ve got your agenda lined up and sent out. Congrats, you’ve done the right thing to prepare for the meeting you’re hosting. But have you asked yourself this two-part question? First: “What do we intend to accomplish before walking out the door?” Second: “Do the people I invited know the answer to that question walking […]

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Posted by Jon Petz in Articles, Ask the Expert, Effective Meetings Skills.

Don’t let tangents hijack your meeting! (Part 1 of….I only wish I knew…)

Don’t Let Tangents Hijack Your Meetings!  Or, should you in some cases? Ever been in a meeting when Tangent Tony hijacks the conversation with an off-agenda issue, taking it in a direction you didn’t expect? You’ve been there and so have I. So what happens next? the meeting’s objectives don’t get advanced as planned people […]

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Posted by Jon Petz in Articles, Ask the Expert, Boring Meetings Suck, Effective Meetings Skills.

What’s THE Big Mistake While Delivering Invocations?

What’s THE Big Mistake While Delivering Invocations? You might look at the title and ask, “What IS an invocation?”  (pronounced in-vuh-key-shuh n)   The invocation, in its simplest form, is a prayer or request for the spiritual presence of God in a ceremony or event. Whether it’s appropriate to have an invocation at your corporate, […]

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Posted by Jon Petz in Articles, Ask the Expert, Effective Meetings Skills.