Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers

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  • Steps for designing an effective training meeting
  • Gain buy-in from your colleagues with effective communication and strong ideas
  • Master a four-step process for strategic planning that focuses on specific goals
  • Sustain positive results by successfully following up meetings and implementing decisions
  • Explore how you can use technology to keep meetings engaging and productivity
  • Learn strategies to encourage creative problem solving to make sure your meetings add value to your organization

Transform meetings in your organization with these techniques and strategies that will boost productivity and creativity to ensure your meetings always deliver results. In business, time is valuable – never waste it again with ineffective meetings by using these blueprints to optimize the time you spend in the meeting room.

From networking to strategic planning, discover tips to organize and run any type of meeting. Set goals, overcome obstacles, and sustain results to become a manager that understands the true value of meetings.

Take control of your meetings with this vital resource for managers looking to unlock fresh and effective approaches to meetings. Learn how to effectively plan, conduct, and follow up a wide range of meetings and find out how meetings can be used to build more effective relationships, develop new skills, and generate new ideas.

Featuring information on the fundamental aspects of meetings, from organizing roles and responsibilities, planning clear and productive agendas, to strategies for communicating and generating productive conversations with your colleagues, Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers is a reliable guide that will help you focus on getting positive results from your meetings. Whether you are networking, training, discussing performance with an employee even strategizing and brainstorming, this insightful book will transform the way you see meetings, and help you cultivate a more collaborative workplace where conversations are valued as a key to business success.

  • Prepare and plan meetings effectively
  • Discover practical strategies and techniques for running focused meetings where everyone is working towards a shared goal
  • Find out how to leverage technology for successful meetings
  • Cultivate a collaborative culture where meetings are highly valued
Page Count 250
Course Length 7 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781783000821
Date Of Publication 10 Mar 2015


Sharlyn Lauby

Sharlyn Lauby is the president of ITM Group Inc. (, a consulting firm that focuses on developing training solutions that engage and retain talent in the workplace. A 22-year business professional, Sharlyn was vice president of human resources for one of the world's largest organizational consulting firms prior to starting ITM Group. She has designed and implemented highly successful programs for employee retention, internal and external customer satisfaction, and leadership development. She is a recipient of the Human Resources Professional of the Year Award presented by the Human Resource Association of Broward County (HRABC) and the Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur award, which recognizes women business owners for their community contributions.

She is also the author of the blog HR Bartender (, a friendly place to talk about workplace issues. The blog has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Business Blogs Worth Reading by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Publications such as Reuters, The New York Times, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal have sought out her expertise on topics related to human resources and the workplace.

Her personal goal in life is to find the best cheeseburger on the planet.