Meeting skills are vital - not just for ITers, but for anyone who has ever needed to participate in a meeting (which is everyone :)). Making sure that the meeting stays on track, and that decisions are made, not just postponed to the next meeting, are what you need to ensure that your meetings are productive, and that ultimately, goals are met. And of course, in every meeting theres some measure of give and take, whether its listening to other peoples opinions, or deferring to a different set of priorities - at the end of the day, it is whats in the best interest for the project, or the company, that really matters, and of course, making sure that the meeting decisions are followed up and acted upon.
Using a tool like MeetingKing makes it far easier to manage the meetings flow - from agenda to participants to tasks and decisions, so that when you DO decide how to move the project forward, you also know exactly what has been decided and whos taking ownership of those tasks.
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