“How to Deal with Meetings You Can’t Stand”

episode #465 – MARCH 31, 2020

GUEST: Dr. Rick Brinkman | Rick Brinkman Productions

For every meeting, define the purpose of the meeting and the desired outcome.

the episode

Does your heart sink when someone suggests having a meeting to discuss something? If you are like me, you have attended so many bad meetings, that it is hard to be excited about the prospect of another one.

But Dr. Rick Brinkman believes it doesn’t need to be that way. If you treat your meeting like a plane flight, with air traffic control (the agenda), a flight recorder (capturing all the ideas), and a pilot guiding the conversation, your meeting can be extremely productive.

KEY TAKEAWAY: Don’t use meetings to “present” information. Send information for review in advance and use time together to review, answer questions, and plan next steps. 

our guest – dr. rick brinkman

Dr. Rick Brinkman is best known for his Conscious Communication® expertise conveyed to millions of people via keynotes and trainings in his trademark Educating through Entertainment style.

He has performed over 4000 programs in 18 countries. He is the coauthor of six McGraw Hill books including the 2,000,000 copy international bestseller: Dealing With People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, which has been translated into 25 languages.

His latest book is: Dealing with Meetings You Can’t Stand, Meet Less and Do More.

His clients have included: the astronauts at NASA, LucasFilm, Sony Pictures, the FBI, the Defense Department, Lockheed Martin, Adobe, and many more. He has been featured as a communication expert on CNN, the Wall St. Journal, the New York Times, and O Magazine.

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