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Effective Meetings

"Ever been in a bad meeting? Better yet: ever been in a GOOD ONE?? Meetings are routinely terrible... and they're terrible EVERYWHERE, not just where you are. People arrive late, They're too looooooong, people leave early without committing, lots of folks are too busy praying the Blackberry prayer, some talk too much without saying anything. And to make it insufferable, nothing ever gets done.

This talk will tell you how to get out of Meeting JAIL. We'll cover the 10 easy things you can do in your next meeting to make it so effective people will want to come to your meetings. If you doubt us, come listen."
About the Speakers

Mark Horstman

Mark Horstman is co-founder of Manager Tools, a podcast-based website for managers, as well as managing partner of Horstman & Company, a leadership consulting firm. Client firms include Intel, Cornell University, Pebble Beach Company, USAA, GE and Microsoft. His firm is particularly interested in developing management and supervisory skills of front line managers. Horstman and Company also coaches over 200 executives, and consults on corporate systems affecting leadership, management, and talent. He speaks regularly at Harvard Business School and Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University, and has been requested to testify before the United States Congress on management issues.

Mark is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following his military career, he worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble. He also has worked as a corporate recruiter. He has three children and lives in Fredericksburg, Texas.