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Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings Hardcover – Apr 19 2011

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (April 19 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118004620
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118004623
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 14.7 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Am afraid I stopped reading this book after chapter two. Just couldn't get around the backwards logic. The author quotes a well-known efficiency expert who has done research on what technology works for people in meetings. The data showed that people prefer paper and pens. So the author of this book says the people who answered the survey are all wrong and the answer is MORE technology (i.e. Twitter, Facebook love events, Google documents, etc.)??

When the data says what the people want, listen to what people say. Not everyone at your workplace was born with a cell phone in hand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Finally the real corporate efficiency drain uncovered April 17 2011
By Buckeye Bob - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Talk all you want about competiting with foreign companies, the impact of the health care bill or how wall street gets away with murder, the real corporate robber of productivity is the meeting. Petz hits it out of the park! Reading this book reminded me of the dozens and dozens of bad meetings I wanted to forget. It should be "a must" read for anyone who really cares about getting more done in less time. While it is a good read from beginning to end, I plan to use the book as a reference guide as I call or am called to a meeting. Lots and lots of good stuff. It is already on the shelf next to my desk with the other guides I use on a continuing basis. I only hope Petz tackles the next drain on American business... sucky presentations.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Suggestions! June 6 2011
By Tad - Published on
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This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who runs or attends meetings. It is relevant, full of great ideas, and fun! I can't believe how many of the author's examples come up in our meetings everyday. I think I've just grown to accept the fact that I will lose time attending these meetings. Now, thanks to the author's suggestions, I see that there are things that I can do to minimize that lost time.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An Informative and valuable management tool April 16 2011
By Vaurin - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The book is full of great ideas to increase employee engagement at meetings.The author draws upon his considerable experience in both the corporate environment and motivational speaking to create a read that is enjoyable and filled with useful, real-world application. This book is perfect for anyone in the workplace who has ever had to plan or lead a meeting, or even just had to sit in one! Recommended addition for corporate libraries.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
clever concept-- great attention-getting cover!! April 4 2011
By Dawn A. Ross - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I love this cover, and am very excited to recommend this book !!! Unique concepts regarding meeting planning and execution. Everyone who has ever had to run a meeting, or been bored to death by one... MUST READ
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
from a retired General Manager April 15 2011
By RH - Published on
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Where was this book a few years ago when I really needed it? This is of value for any kind of meeting: of course business first, community meetings, board meetings, etc. as they all seem to waste time for most of the same reasons. Some new, unique ideas that can save you time in the future. Most 1 hr meetings run into 1.5 to 2 hours. If the first 1/2 hour was spent reading this book, you could still probably end the meeting in 1 hour with the info you had just gained.

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