Meetings don't have to be a waste of time. When managed right, they are a powerful tool for solving problems, making decisions, exchanging ideas-and getting results fast. Based on years of experience consulting for companies around the world, Brian Tracy has learned firsthand what works in meetings-and what doesn't. Now, in this pocket-sized guide, he reveals simple, proven ideas you can use to make meetings shorter, more effective, and more satisfying to everyone in attendance. Readers will find out how to: Structure different types of meetings: one-on-one or group, informational or problem-solving, internal or external * Clearly define the purpose and the desired outcome * Establish priorities * Set an achievable agenda * Prepare and participate * Encourage open communication * Keep discussions on track * Avoid groupthink * Press for closure * Summarize discussion points and decisions * Gain agreement on action steps, assign responsibility, and set deadlines * Determine the ideal room layout * Make effective presentations * Maximize the return on time invested * And more Meetings are management in action-superiors and subordinates alike will assess your performance. Meetings That Get Results will help you shine.