Thursday, February 21, 2013

T4T: Meetings

T4T (Thoughts 4 Thursday) is another category of posts I have not used in a while.
So today let’s talk about meetings.
The link above takes you to Wikipedia's definition on the term meeting. here is brief description:
A meeting is a gathering of two or more people that has been convened for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as sharing information or reaching agreement.
Meetings may occur face to face or virtually, as mediated by communications technology, such as a telephone conference call, a skyped conference call or a videoconference.
I love the fact that Wikipedia’s definition includes technology.
I really have never been into meetings. Let me explain, I have never been one to participate in many meetings, whether having to do with my personal life or my career when I was in one. I never have really been in that administrative roll. In the few meetings I was part of, it seemed that, there was a lot of talking, mostly by people that seem to enjoy listening to themselves talk. Several of those meetings ended in no action, just talking. Now maybe I was just unlucky, to have consistently poor meeting leaders, but it left a sour taste in my mouth. Because of this I avoid most meetings. I guess I just like to get stuff done and not talk or listen to myself talk about getting stuff done.

Questions: How many hours a week, do you participate in meetings?
My answer: Currently = 0
How do you moderate a successful meeting?
My answer: At this point, I avoid meetings. Which is not very hard, being I am a stay at home dad. In the future, my avoidance, will probably subside, depending on what I do, working outside the home.

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