How to Manage Meetings, Second Edition

  • 2h 11m
  • Alan Barker
  • Kogan Page
  • 2011

Do you find meetings boring and unproductive?

Would you like advice on how to improve them, saving time and money?

Do you want to know more about how groups work together?

In How to Manage Meeting, communication expert Alan Barker analyses every aspect of holding a meeting and provides reliable advice on how to get it right. All the key topics are dealt with, including:

  • preparing for a meeting
  • effective participation
  • chairing a meeting
  • group dynamics
  • problem solving within a group
  • different types of meeting
  • follow-up actions

About the Author

Alan Barker is an experienced trainer and coach specializing in communication skills, cognitive skills and creativity. He is Managing Director of training and coaching consultancy Kairos Training and the author of Improve Your Communication Skills, another bestselling title in the Creating Success series, published by Kogan Page.

In this Book

  • How to Manage Meetings, Second Edition
  • Introduction
  • What is a meeting?
  • How groups work
  • Conversation: the heart of the meeting
  • Preparing for the meeting
  • Chairing the meeting
  • Improving the group’s thinking
  • Participating well
  • Problem-solving in meetings
  • After the meeting
  • Different meetings and how to run them
  • Where to go from here
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