who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed
their gaze on a goal which is high, one which sometimes seemed impossible..."
Orison Swett Marden
Tired of sitting
through ineffective, ill prepared, poorly led and BORING Meetings? Perhaps
you find yourself taking the lead on a meeting or conference. Maximize
your meetings and personal effectiveness by pre-planning and streamlining
In these articles
we will take the time to discuss what makes a good meeting, what characteristics
you need to be an effective meeting planner or chairman. We will touch
on some of the basics of good planning and parliamentary procedure.
Further we will explore how to set up and conduct productive meetings
by pre-planning and asking the right questions.
gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool
and unruffled under all circumstances." Thomas Jefferson
might have been writing about how to be an effective chairman. With
his hand in the drafting and signing of the document that has defined
our neighbor to the south he certainly understood what it took to wade
through the differences of opinion, style and personal agendas to get
the job done. And so will you after this session is completed.
I have drawn from
personal and professional experience in attending, participating and
leading business, association board meetings and AGM's, as well as conducting,
planning and leading conferences and convention planning teams across
North America. Additionally, drawing on my platform experience of working
with meeting planners on 3 continents as a speaker, facilitator, emcee,
panel host and panelist, and as corporate and association trainer and
breakout seminar leader.
I share with you
some of the fruits of those labors in hopes that I may give you a foundation
upon which to see you winning in the boardroom with MAXIMIZED MEETINGS,
as a result of yours.
Accredited Professional Speaker
Author, Facilitator, Business Coach
CAPS-BC President (1999-2000)
Past District 21 Governor, Toastmasters International (1997-1998)
"Nothing is particularly hard if
you divide it into small jobs." Henry Ford