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How To Make Meetings People Won’t Hate Attending

How to Make Meetings That People Won't Hate Attending
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It’s no secret – most of us love to hate meetings.

In article after article, study after study, research and anecdotal evidence suggests that meetings are easily one of the least popular workplace activities. And for good reason, as most are boring and in many cases amount to a complete waste of time and money.

In fact, a study conducted by Verizon Business revealed that a full 1/3 of meetings are unproductive – completely ineffective. Most meetings suffer from having no clear purpose or objective, they are neither inspiring nor motivating and are too often organized by weak presenters who are unprepared and overly redundant.

Regardless, meetings will remain commonplace in today’s team-based work environment, so you’ll simply have to make the effort to improve them.  There are many tried and true ways to do this – sending out invitations early, setting an agenda, encouraging participation, etc. – but even with these measures, most meetings still turn out dreary and dull.

So, let’s take it a step further. Let’s go beyond the run of the mill advice, with some lesser used, more creative tips that will help you spark engagement and foster productive, effective meetings that people won’t mind attending.

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12-Step Plan for Effective & Engaging Virtual Training Sessions

how to conduct effective and engaging webinar training sessions
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In today’s global marketplace, many organizations span several cities, countries and often continents. For these organizations, employee training and development can pose a significant expense when employees have to be flown out to attend conferences and seminars.

To minimize these costs, many of these organizations opt to train their globally dispersed workforce virtually, by way of webinars. As you most likely know (or should be, by now), a webinar is a conference or meeting conducted over the internet and therefore ideally suited for multiple participants in several locations.

In fact, virtual training is fast gaining foothold in the corporate world as it allows employers to offer their teams many of the benefits of a live classroom session without the associated costs.

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