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Lewisville, TX, United States, 2011/09/05 - Business meetings are necessary. Make them more effective with R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach book by Shirley Fine Lee. Book is available in e-book format now and paperback on Amazon.
Meetings are a necessary communication tool in corporations. Studies show millions of meetings are held each day in the United States and that thousands of dollars are spent per meeting hour where the meetings include managers as attendees. Do any of these managers complain about how much time meetings take and how many are being held across the company? Sadly many of those same studies indicate the managers attending the meetings felt up to half their time investment was wasted. If meetings are important enough to hold, then why don’t the bosses of the organization insist they be better lead?
Do meeting have to be a waste of time or can they become a beneficial business investment? Would it be great it there was a way to quickly learn how to manage meetings so that they run effectively and accomplish much more in less time? Should there be a way to determine when a meeting is necessary or if another communication method would work just as well if not better?
There is a book that can help make meetings shorter and more effective. It is titled “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach” by Shirley Fine Lee (shirleyfinelee.com). It is a reference book containing a no-nonsense and much-needed guide to planning and conducting meetings so that they are as productive, effectual, and as smoothly run as possible. This book is now available in electronic (e-book) format as well as print. It contains a simple approach to meeting management that any meeting leader or facilitator can use to run effective highly participative meetings.
R.A!R.A! has a workbook style that has explanatory text and illustrations for fast skill-building in meetings, as well as problem solving and decision making during meetings. It also provides a list of common participatory meeting types and meeting methods. The book also includes process flow charts, diagrams, and tables to aid knowledge building. Plus it has many sample forms that may be reproduced for meeting use. The writing is straightforward and clear, and the ideas are easy to understand, and well worth implementing in corporations to gain wizard-like mastery of time spent communicating with groups of all sizes and at any location. The section on how to handle problems that may arise in meetings is very helpful for new meeting leaders and facilitators.
With a book like R.A!R.A!, which is available on Amazon.com under ISBN 1419653679 or in the Kindle store as ASIN B005KK9JX4, necessary meetings become better communication tools for business because valuable time is not wasted. Shirley Fine Lee, the author, knows this from her experience facilitating meetings. She believes learning how to manage meetings so that they run effectively and efficiently can be done quickly and easily with knowledge gained from this book. Also, if that knowledge is shared throughout a company, then only the necessary meetings should be held since other communication alternatives may be explored before scheduling a meeting.
Going back to the meeting studies, they also show that the number of meetings is increasing and their duration is too. To save dollars, time, and management worry – consider applying the techniques from the book explaining the R.A!R.A! Approach in future meetings. Why? Because better meetings lead to more productive employees, less time and dollar cost wasted, and less cost usually means higher profit margins.