Meetings! Meetings! And More Meetings! How Much are They Really Costing You?

Are you running from meeting to meeting? Are there clear agendas, action items and decisions being made in all these meetings?  Do you even know why you were requested to attend? Are you losing precious time waiting for people to join your online meetings? 

These are all frustrating occurrences that are happening in offices all over corporate America.   The expense of bad meetings is costing American companies billions of dollars in lost productivity and it is negatively affecting the corporate culture. 

How many hours do you spend in meetings a week?  Are customers, prospects and vendors complaining that they can never get a hold of you?

According to The American Genius, "an astonishing $37 billion is wasted on meetings every year in the United States."* 

You wouldn't waste corporate resources anywhere else in the company so why is it happening with meetings?   Now there is a way to tell how much you are spending on meetings with the Cost of Weak Conferencing Calculator and then check out the Online Meetings Like a Boss blog for 8 tips for running a great meeting.  

*http://agbeat.com/business-news/biggest-productivity-drains-work-much-cost/

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Leigh Clancy

Leigh Clancy

Leigh Clancy is a Product Marketing Manager at ReadyTalk. In this role she interfaces with product management, marketing, customers and customer-facing teams extensively to help with targeting, messaging, positioning and product launches. Leigh started her career in marketing over fifteen years ago working for high-tech companies such as Harbinger, Verio, Level 3 Communications, iBAHN and Symplified, where she gained valuable knowledge on how to market very complex, technical products and services to a wide variety of audiences. Outside of work you can find her trying to learn to golf, reading, traveling, hosting backyard movies, camping, tasting wine and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.

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