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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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Make The Most Of Meetings – As Seen in Costco Connection

“Make the Most of Meetings” from Costo Connections April 2012 Well similar to actor/writer/hollywood celeb Jason Segel, I have always wanted to appear with the  Muppets.   We both got our wish, although his slightly more impressive than mine as the  leading role in the recent release of the new Muppet Movie.  But at least, as the time management […]

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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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Effective Meetings Expert podcast by Meetings Magazine

As the launch of Boring Meetings Suck is past, the interest and true value of the content of effective and more productive meetings is just beginning. I’ve been fortunate to work with many organizations that want to improve their everyday office meetings from the standpoint of volume, duration and overall results. Recently, Meetings Magazine, Minnesota’s Hospitality […]

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Posted by Jon Petz in Effective Meetings Skills.

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.

How to write an agenda in actual practice

Thanks Ohio University for putting an actual agenda in place to discuss…putting an agenda in place. I must say I enjoy when I get emails of people and organizations putting to use some of their favorite suckification reduction devices from Boring Meetings Suck. So recently, I was emailed this agenda from my Alma Mater Ohio […]

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Need Help Starting Your Meeting on Time? Try “Pass The Pad”

Tired of people walking in late to your meetings and you want to Start the Meeting On Time? When asked to come speak or consult as a meetings efficiency expert, near the top of everyone’s list of meeting complaints is “Not Starting On Time!”  It’s a poor meeting etiquette habit that is prolific throughout the […]

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Prevent business meeting tangents – or learn to Let ‘em go – you decide.

Productive and effective meetings are littered with ever present tangents that take the meeting to new levels of unproductive suckiness. Here’s one thought on how to prevent tangents from taking over your meetings.   Ever been in a meeting when Tangent Tony hijacks the conversation with an off-agenda issue, taking it in a direction you […]

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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.