Most staff meetings are largely a waste of time. The rest are a complete waste of time.

Not exactly an original thought, I know. I myself have publicly ranted about the energy-draining pointlessness of meetings here, here and here.

So rather than another post begging managers to call fewer meetings (although I stand by that advice), let me instead offer some ideas to help you make the meetings you do call (if you must) more effective.

Here’s a very brief presentation — How to Run Meetings They Won’t Run From — to help you build a more productive meeting culture. I hope you enjoy it.