This book offers dozens of SuckificationReduction Devices, or SRDs, to make the next meeting you attend more efficient and effective. Learn which meetings you can skip and how to callout the perpetrators of poor meeting etiquette. But it's not enough to stop others' meetings from sucking; you must make sure your meeting doesn't suck. Learn how to become a better speaker by making eye contact, working the stage, and varying the speed of your speech. Get the essential elements for planning large meetings or conferences, and get new techniques that will help you run "get in, get it done, and get out" meetings. With Boring Meetings Suck, you'll learn:
How to graciously excuse yourself from ameeting without losing your job
The right ways to use PowerPoint (andother technologies) Three polite ways to motivate people towrap up
Why you should turn your phone on inall meetings
Tips to make your presentation powerful and not pointless
How to be a meeting hero, and get people to show up on time, participate, and return to their desks happy and with extra time intheir pockets
When done right, meetings can rock. They can be vehicles for innovation, motivation, and decision-making. They can spark revolutions. They can save the world! All you have to do is not let themsuck, and this book shows you how.
"Irreverent for certain (consider the title), but Jon has created an encyclopedia-like compendium of great ideas to make meetings more efficient and effective. Who cannot use more time and less ineffective meetings?"
—Larry Hilsheimer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide Direct & Customer Solutions
"This quick reference, easy read provides some great tips and guidelines to drive effective meetings."
—Craig O. Morrison, Chairman and CEO, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
"Finally, a book that addresses the IMPACT a meeting can have on its attendees and how that can affect the bottom line, rather than how the bottom line affects the attendees!"
—Chris Curry, President and CEO, Destinations by Design LLC
"Jon Petz is the global authority on audience engagement because he's spentfifteen years traveling the globe, engaging audiences. His book is the perfect resource for any organization that wants to reach the people who matter most, or for someone who simply wants to suck less"
—Scott Ginsberg, The Nametag Guy, author of The Approachable Leader
"If everyone would adopt the ideas for better meetings contained in this book, many businesses would be more productive. Bad meetings waste a lot of time and most business managers have never had any training on how to conduct an efficient meeting"
—Randy Wilcox, founder, SARCOM, Inc.
"Your first step to participate in the movement to eliminate boring meetings is to read this book and implement its ideas."
—Jim Canterucci, author of Personal Brilliance
The content of the book is helpful, but not amazing. Anyone who can think creatively about their meetings, be freed from the normal ways of doing business, could come up with many... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Neil Hirsch
The tone of the book is negative. The examples are lame. Coming from a major corporation, I feel like the author is completely out of touch with reality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris Curtis
Jon Petz provides an irreverent look at common meeting problems along with potentially very useful solutions. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Aaron U. Bolin
No more boring meetings anymore! You must read this book and apply it to improve your meetings. I enjoyed the benefits of its implementation.Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I only wish my bosses would read this. I need to slide a few under their doors.
Yeah, there are some comical elements that don't fit my style of meetings (in pharmaceutical... Read more
As most of us know, business meetings of any kind are generally boring, mundane and virtually unnecessary. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by connywithay
This book highlights the problem with corporate America. As a person that spends most of my time in meeting on a daily basis I can certainly understand where this book is coming... Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by Shawn Binsley
What Jon brings to the stage and the page is his ALL. Jon's take on a quiet epidemic is useful, funny, insightful and a fresh take on an old topic. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by David Yorka
I should have trusted my own instincts rather than previous reviews concerning this book. The content of the book is well described by the tone of the title. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by Maxim