With organizational resources tighter than ever, and staff and management busier than ever, frivolous meetings are simply not an option. Yet they continue to occur more often than ever. And too many unproductive, wasteful meetings create a major drag on staff morale and motivation, thus affecting productivity, turnover, and the "bottom line". And, if you are the organizer or leader of unproductive meetings, it certainly does not speak well for your personal management style, effectiveness, and/or competency — you simply cannot afford to look bad when you are "on stage" in a competitive or political environment. Randy Dean, MBA, will share proven strategies and best practices for making sure your meetings are more productive, more focused, and more appreciated. Use your meetings to solve problems, address issues, take advantage of opportunities, and effectively delegate and distribute work -- let them be the powerful tool they can be for building your team and your business. (And, we can even do a very fun and useful exercise on how to hold a better brainstorm meeting!)
Randy Dean, the “E-mail Sanity Expert” ® is a professional speaker and expert on time & e-mail management, effective organization, and the related use of technology. For more than 20 years, Randy has been leading training and speaking programs for major corporate, university, association, and government audiences. Obsessed with time management and personal productivity, he left a successful career as a graduate program admissions director, professional marketer, and manager to become a leading speaker and trainer. The author of the recent Amazon bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, he has led programs for thousands of satisfied and inspired students, managers, and professionals on being more productive with their time and life. His highly informative and entertaining speaking and training programs leave audience members with immediately-usable tools, strategies, and skills on how to better manage their time, technology, and information overload following their program experience.