Your One-Step Guide to Shorter Meetings

Looking for an easy way to have shorter meetings, waste less time, AND be more productive as individuals and as a team? Just follow our simple one-step process and you’ll be on your way in no time…

Step 1: Simply get to the point. Think about the purpose of the meeting, think about why it is valuable that the meeting happen, and why the audience should care. And then just get to the point.

I write about this topic a lot… and I keep writing about it, because every day we see people speak who take their sweet time getting to the point. We are all busy, we are all suffering from reduced attention spans, and we all hate sitting in meetings, presentations or on calls that have no value.

So, don’t be that person who wastes others’ time. Don’t be that person who rambles around and never gets to the point. Don’t be that person who runs calls or meetings with no value.

Plan out your purpose or your main point. Then listen to yourself. Do you actually say it? Do you actually make your point? Or do you talk around it, without actually ever saying it? We all hate it when other people do this to us. But then many of us turn around and commit the same mistake over and over and over and over, every single day.

Yes… I write about this a lot. And as long as we continue seeing this behavior every day, we’ll keep writing about it.

Be the person who doesn’t waste other people’s time. Get to the point.

Have a great day.

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Dean Brenner

A book about change

The Latimer Group’s CEO Dean Brenner is a noted keynote speaker and author on the subject of persuasive communication. He has written three books, including Persuaded, in which he details how communication can transform organizations into highly effective, creative, transparent environments that succeed at every level.