1. Why people hate meetings
  2. How professional meeting-leaders prepare themselves and their attendees
  3. Never do anything for your attendees that they can do themselves:
    • This keeps them interested and engaged
    • They’ll learn something
    • You, as leader, can focus on the larger goals of the meeting
    • You’ll get more and better ideas
    • People will have fun
  4. Develop your skills as an effective meeting leader:
    • Using time wisely
    • Handling time-wasters
    • Staying on track
    • Covering your agenda
    • Getting to a decision
    • Getting action items written
  5. Use Parkinson’s Law to keep meetings surprisingly short, but productive
  6. 6 ways to get people to meetings on time