I’m putting the finishing touches on my e-book, “Meeting Hero: Facilitation Skills to Handle Conflict, Do More, and Boost Your Career.” I hope to have it available in Amazon’s Kindle store before spring.
I wrote the book because there are a whole lot of bad meetings out there, in spite of the fact that most people claim to know how to run them.
My goal with Meeting Hero is to get past the stuff we already know and provide readers with strategies and techniques they can use when faced with a tough crowd or a thorny problem.
If you are interested in getting a whole lot smarter about running meetings right now, send me a note. I’m in search of a half dozen beta readers. I’ll send you a PDF copy for free. What I ask in exchange is your feedback and a review on Amazon when it is finally released.
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Here’s a taste. It’s an excerpt from the book’s introduction.
Are you the one?
People in conference rooms everywhere cry out for help. “Please,” they moan, “someone save us from this meeting.” Unbearable pain crushes their spirits. The waste mounts on the table before them. And even if they manage to escape with some life still pulsing its way through their veins, hope eludes them because another meeting, possibly worse than this one, is already on their calendars.
If only they could help themselves, but they cannot. Many don’t know what to do. Some have ideas but lack the courage to put them to the test. And for others, apathy has sealed their fates. Nothing will make a difference. They have lost their will.
Who will save these people? What courageous and skilled person shall lead them from their despair? They need help, and they need it now. Someone must respond to their pleas. They need a hero.
You picked up this book. Something grabbed your attention. Was it the title? Perhaps you’re the one. Your interest suggests you have the will. You may even have the necessary courage to wipe the scourge of life-draining meetings off the face of the earth.
What you need now are the skills to fulfill your destiny. To create that impact, you must rise above mediocre. You must be ready to take on the toughest meeting challenges and come out on top.
And when you do, and others speak of what you have done, they will tell the story of a hero who did what no others could do. You restored their hope.
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