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7 Steps to More Productive Meetings

      • Where to Meet?

        Where you meet can support the work or be a major distraction. Discover what you can do to make where you meet a productivity enabler.
      • 00:04:38

      • About What?

        Your meeting’s what forms the agenda. Here is how to organize your meeting around the “what”.
      • 00:05:13

      • With Whom?

        Not having the right people present wastes everyone's time. Learn how to make sure your meeting includes the “right people” to get the work done.
      • 00:03:07

      • Step 2: The Meeting Canoe

        Transform your meeting using the Meeting Canoe a flexible adaptable system used to run truly productive meetings in all kinds of organizations.
      • 00:06:58

      • Leaders Use Your Power Well

        Grasp four powerful actions you can take so that people leave your next meeting saying their time was well spent.
      • 00:04:24

      • Rescue the Discussion

        People who dominate a meeting by talking too much waste everyone’s time. Here is what you can do when you encounter a meeting dominator.
      • 00:01:31

      • Step 7: Apply What Neuroscience Wonks Know

        Neuroscience provides important insights into people’s behavior in meetings. Here are 5 things you can do to that stimulate the brain and create productive meetings.
      • 00:04:11

7 Steps to More Productive Meetings

  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media
  • Released: July 2016
  • Run time: 1 hours 18 minutes

Another dreaded meeting. Another time waster leaving many unsure over what the meeting is about or why they were asked to attend. Do meetings have to be this way? No so, say meeting researchers Emily and Dick Axelrod. They’ve whittled down their 60+ years of combined experience in helping institutions large and small plan and execute meetings into a precise effective system called The Meeting Canoe©. In this video, you’ll learn all about their system and how to create meetings that will cause your meeting goers – even that hard to please IT crowd - to genuinely say their time was well-spent.

  • Discover a totally new system for creating useful, engaging, and meaningful-to-all meetings
  • See how this new system works for project meetings, virtual meetings, and town hall meetings
  • Discover the video game principles that keep meeting goers from looking at their smart phones
  • Master the ways to rescue meetings from the dominators who talk too much or go off on tangents
  • Pick up effective techniques for dealing with late-comers, early-leavers, and conflict-makers
  • Understand how to accurately predict if your meeting will be a success or a failure
  • Learn to stimulate the brains of meeting goers using methods derived from neuroscience
  • Emily and Dick Axelrod are co-founders of the Axelrod Group, Inc, a performance improvement consultancy known for transforming business interactions into collaborative human experiences. Recognized for the work they’ve done by the New York Times, Inc., and Forbes, they’ve bettered meeting practices for companies across North America and Europe for more than three decades. Their books include Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done and Terms of Engagement: New Ways of Leading and Changing Organizations.