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Chapter 3. Conducting Information Meetings

Where do we line up for the charisma shots? There must be an injection or a pill we can take that will transform us into warm, inviting, relaxed persons whose preparation and polish cause the audience to listen raptly and react enthusiastically to our to-do statements. They leave our meetings filled with purpose, always willing to attend our future meetings because we lead so well. Ah, were it so! Although pharmaceuticals are being introduced rapidly these days, meeting management curealls don't come in quick-fix modes. Instead, we have algorithms that produce the same effect. These procedures for accomplishing the end resultóeffective meeting managementójust take longer to develop. Their advantage over drugs and shots is that once you see what it takes, you improve naturally!

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