10 ways to keep meetings from being soul-crushing experiences

Tactics for holding effective meetings

Meetings are vital in business, but they can also become time-consuming showstoppers when they cease to be productive. If you start to get the feeling that your meetings are ineffective, here are 10 helpful strategies to employ.

1: Make meetings the exception and not the rule

If you don't have a reason to meet, don't.

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By Mary Shacklett

Mary E. Shacklett is president of Transworld Data, a technology research and market development firm. Prior to founding the company, Mary was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Technology at TCCU, Inc., a financial services firm; Vice President o...