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How to stop people from using phones in meetings

When consulting organization on effective meetings, it inevitably comes up about how to stop people from using phones in meetings. There was once a time in which the meeting organizer would put the basket by the door and demand each person drop their phone or pager inside before entering the meeting. (yeah, I said pager […]

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Toastmasters book reviews

The Bore No More / Boring Meetings Suck blog has been on hiatus (that’s putting in mildly really) as I’ve been working on another forthcoming project. But, this caught my eye and thought I would share.  AND – yes – this blog has some brand new articles going shortly as well. Toastmasters is a great […]

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Event Planning Books – Top 20 Reviewed by BizBash Magazine

BIZ BASH, a leading magazine in the Event Planning industry released today the top 20 event planning books, that every event planner should read.  Highlighted in the issue was:    ‘Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, Or Get Out of More Meetings’ by Jon Petz The review including the article was: Rosemary Vaughan, […]

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Meeting Etiquette and Rules from 1776. Declare your Independence from Boring Meetings

Do you have basic, simple guidelines your team commonly follows for how to run meetings? If not, how DO YOU run meetings?  Poorly, inconsistently, ineffectively . . . with an occasional great-feeling, effective meeting? OK, so your company handbook may have some guidelines for meeting etiquette. But when is the last time anyone actually saw that?  […]

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Posted by Jon Petz in Boring Meetings Suck, Effective Meetings Skills.

Finally, a great introduction for the keynote speech

Many meetings suck – I know you’ve heard me say that. But Not ALL of them. Seriously! As a Keynote Speaker, I commonly have my intro read with from someone with a lack of energy, enthusiasm or even decent enunciation.  It’s tough to complain, as generally it’s the event chairman, senior executive who has hired […]

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“Boring Meetings Suck” Book Review

I always appreciate book reviews I randomly happen to find.  I just came across this one from Michigan from the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Always glad the content can be used for effective meeting training for organizations. Book Review: Boring Meetings Suck […]

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New Year’s Resolutions to End Boring Ineffective Meetings

Improve your meeting productivity with some effective meeting resolutions. Why risk another year of spending weekends and late work days doing the work you should have been doing all day?  Sick of endless meetings getting in the way? Then it’s time for some resolutions to take back your life and productivity. 1) I resolve to refrain […]

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

The Right Way to Run a Meeting – Readers Digest Article Oct 2011

“The right way to run a meeting” It certainly has been an interesting time in the past several months, from a New York Post interview to a mention from Readers Digest.   Here was a nice to the point article posted in Readers Digest with some nice tips and a brief mention and easy SRD from […]

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

How To Banish Boring Meetings – SUCCESS Magazine, Nov 2011

Thanks for a great effective meeting article SUCCESS magazine!  We as small business owners need to know when to say NO and when to get into meetings that have a focus!  The results being: – Building our brands – Increasing revenue – Fostering positive relationships – Creating new ideas I appreciate the quotes and comments from Boring […]

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Guarantee GREAT Audio at Trade Shows

Trade show audio bliss! Really, I’m not joking. It can happen. Those working the trade show industry may think is an oxymoron as trade audio is never bliss. Generally, it’s quite the opposite.  As a trade show magician and professional speaker I’ve seen industry trade shows of all types.  Professional speakers, presenters and entertainers, along […]

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Posted by Jon Petz in Boring Meetings Suck, Event Highlights.