Got a Meeting Planned? Ask This Question

Written by Kevin Eikenberry

Meetings – they are a fact of our business lives. And whilerepparttar number of meetings andrepparttar 146900 amount of time you spend in them may vary based on your job title, it is hard to argue that they are a significant part of business life today.

Anything that consumes a major chunk of our time is ripe for analysis and is likely a great source of productivity improvement. And meetings are no exception.

Even a casual conversation about business life will soon get torepparttar 146901 frustrations and challenges people experience in meetings. You will quickly hear things like:

“They are such a waste of time.”

“We never seem to finish anything.”

“We just spend too much time in meetings.”

“How can I get my work done when I spend all my time in meetings?”

“I’m not sure why I was at that meeting.”

I’ll bet you’ve said or thought one or more of these things yourself.

In my experience, there are several questions we can ask to help improverepparttar 146902 effectiveness of our meetings. But one of those should clearly come first. It isrepparttar 146903 question we should ask atrepparttar 146904 very start of planning any meeting. Answering this question carefully isrepparttar 146905 fastest way to improve our meetings.

The First Question

Do we need a meeting?

Too often people don’t ask this question. They have information to share, a problem to solve, or a question to consider and so they do what they always do – they schedule a meeting. We do this for many reasons, including:

-Wanting everyone to be involved

-Not wanting someone to feel left out

-Wanting everyone to buy-in torepparttar 146906 results ofrepparttar 146907 meeting

Andrepparttar 146908 most common reason, habit.

We schedule meetings because that is what we have always done.

How to Answerrepparttar 146909 Question

The first hurdle is to askrepparttar 146910 question. Once you have asked yourselfrepparttar 146911 question, you need to know what to consider when answeringrepparttar 146912 question. Think about:

Geographic location of information/participants. If your whole group is located together this is less of an issue, but it is a definite consideration if your people are spread out or travel regularly.

Number of people affected. Ifrepparttar 146913 number of people affected byrepparttar 146914 issue or information is really large,repparttar 146915 method of sharing information might be different, alternatively ifrepparttar 146916 number affected is small, getting them together might berepparttar 146917 best answer.

Automation Makes this a Unique Business Opportunity

Written by Rick Hendershot


It isrepparttar dream of every marketer to find a system that eliminatesrepparttar 146834 most difficult parts of selling: finding prospects, making presentations, and closing sales, while atrepparttar 146835 same time as providing a handsome profit.

Many programs promise to do this, but very few deliver.

The reason is pretty simple: in order to create a marketing system capable of motivating buyers and closing sales you need at least these five components, and very few products and marketing systems have them:

1. A highly professional presentation that walksrepparttar 146836 prospect through from beginning to end.

2. A simple sales process that you can get up and running with a minimum amount of training.

3. Support from experienced people who have already been successful at sellingrepparttar 146837 product.

4. A product that has high perceived value so potential buyers do not balk when it comes to laying down their hard earned cash.

5. A high enough profit margin to give yourepparttar 146838 incentive to work hard and hang in there.

One product that does offer these features isrepparttar 146839 ProfitMasters Program from Wealth For Life.

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