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MPUG WebnLearn: Coping with Multitasking During Project Meetings

During your project meetings, are the participants reading email, surfing the web, or doing instant messaging while they “half-listen” to the meeting? Research shows that 90% of people participating in virtual meetings are “multitasking”: doing at least one other thing that is not related to the meeting. Wouldn’t it be better for your project outcome if team members and stakeholders paid full attention for the whole meeting? You may be surprised at the answer.

This entertaining and informative talk examines the challenge of multitasking and teaches coping skills, techniques, and tools to manage the attention of meeting participants. Created and delivered by a master presenter who is a veteran of both project management and executive management, this course shows you how to manage participants’ attention, get your issues resolved, and adjourn the meeting with time to spare.

After this presentation, you will be able to

  • Take a rational, systematic approach to managing attention
  • Get more done in less time
  • Apply techniques that reduce everyone’s frustration level

Why attend?

  • You sense that meeting participants are not paying enough attention.
  • You have trouble getting informed decisions from busy stakeholders.
  • Your meetings run too long and still do not achieve their goals.
  • You experience mounting frustration about multitasking

Date and Time:
Monday, September 17th, 2012 12:00-1:30 EDT