“Make Meetings Matter provides detailed and on-target direction for all those
who have suffered through meetings that never seemed to get where they
—Al Croft, management consultant, author of Managing a Public Relations
Firm for Growth and Profit
Meetings should drive results. Instead they drive most people crazy! Make
Meetings Matter will help you rethink the role of meetings in your organization
and enable you to:
• Reinvent meetings to get more done, minimize time spent, and maximize
• Avoid unnecessary and useless meetings.
• Keep participants engaged and energized.
• Keep the agenda on track.
• Leverage technology.
• Ensure follow-up action is taken.
Based on the author’s experience as a marketing executive, business owner,
consultant, and facilitator, this book is written in a down-to-earth, practical
style. Hawkins offers insightful strategies and easy-to-implement tips to help
you achieve the outcomes, you desire in every meeting. Also included are
anecdotes and “war stories” from Hawkin’s involvement in thousands of
meetings in Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, and nonprofit groups.
Make Meetings Matter is an invaluable guide for leaders, managers,
facilitators, and participants who want to improve the effectiveness of every
meeting—no matter what the topic or desired outcome.
Charlie Hawkins is a professional facilitator and consultant for organizations
that want to improve their communications effectiveness. As a group chair for
Vistage International, he works regularly with more than 25 business owners,
company presidents, and key executives to achieve better results. He holds
an MBA from Columbia University, and was a marketing executive with
Procter & Gamble and Dr. Pepper, prior to launching his consulting practice.
Hawkins is a member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters
International. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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