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Running Meetings

Narrated by: James Edward Thomas
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whether you're new to running meetings or a seasoned executive with no time to waste, leading effective (and even pleasant!) meetings is a must. Running Meetings guides you through the basics of:

  • Crafting a useful agenda
  • Inviting the right team members
  • Making sure everyone's voice is heard while avoiding conflict
  • Capturing decisions, ideas, and follow-up tasks

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Really great book on how to lead company meetings

I love the tips. What I missed, is more information on small companies, where you have more teams of 2 to 3 persons, which, in some cases, need different attitude.

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Nice, concise book

Would you listen to Running Meetings again? Why?

Yes, as it has some really useful tips about running meetings.

What did you like best about this story?

Concise, while giving examples

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Meetings day

Any additional comments?

Would recommend this book to anybody who owns meetings and wants them to improve. Its conciseness is quite useful, though in some cases I would have loved to get a more thorough review / research backup.

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Good basics

Great intro to leading a meeting. I didn't mean anything new but agree with everything brought up.

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  • Jazza
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • 12-06-18

Textbook

Perhaps it was silly of me to not realize this by just looking at the publisher, but this is purely a textbook, read to you as a textbook. It's pretty dry. The information is mostly accurate based on my experience, but as long as you have attended meetings before and maybe ran a few, you probably won't learn anything new. It's a good meeting 101 for anyone who is really new to it but I wouldn't expect to learn any new techniques on how to run meetings more effectively from it.

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Is there anything you would change about this book?

A lot, it seems that the author is talking to people inside his organization, not any outsiders

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

focus

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

it was Ok

Do you think Running Meetings needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

NO!! it is very limited in scope

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to be read again and again and again

so that it gets automatic to apply the methods suggested on all kind of meetings we hold.