This book provides practical information on a major business concern—how to manage meetings. It demonstrates how to lead them effectively, in the shortest time frame possible. Three types of meetings are outlined: information-giving, interactive, and problem solving, with details on how to prepare for and preside over each. Chapter topics include an overview of the meeting process; structuring a topic and organizing the message; audience; platform conduct; visuals; agendas; disruptions; and asking and answering questions. For training programs in business and industry. y.
Offers an applied framework for managing meetings. Early chapters show how to organize and present information-giving meetings, addressing use of visuals, maintaining interest, and employing nonverbal communication. Later chapters prepare leaders for interactive meetings, covering planning meetings, meeting roles, and dealing with disruptions. Final chapters examine problem-solving meetings, and give advice on conducting discussions, asking questions, and gaining consensus. Includes worksheets and checklists, and 55 pages of reproducible visuals. Smith is affiliated with Purdue University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)