For years I’ve been writing about ways you can make meetings better.
With hundreds of articles published on various websites and a few print publications, and 78,000 words on the topic in my ebook, Meeting Hero: Plan and Lead Engaging, Productive Meetings; I realized I have the content for a terrific meeting library, but didn’t have the library.
I do now. Today I’m opening the doors to my new website dedicated 100% to helping you lead better meetings.
Here’s the Goal
I want the site to complement what’s in my book. One of the book’s Amazon reviewers wrote:
Benjamin was right. You need specifics, and that’s what I want to do with the site. More activities and techniques. More specific guidance on how to implement the ideas.
Just Getting Started
Because the site is brand new, it has about 35 articles at the moment. Here are a few examples of the practical meeting how-to articles you’ll find:
- 5 Easy Ways to Evaluate Your Meetings
- How to Draw Out Honest Opinions in Meetings
- Meeting Heroes Can Answer “Yes” to 7 Questions
Over the next months, I’m going to update and move many of the meeting articles I have posted on my personal blog, as well as those found on this site.
The site’s content is going to grow quickly.
Are You Willing to Help?
There are three ways you can help me in this effort.
1. Keep Your Eyes Open for Great Content
When you spot something on the Web that you think I should include, send it my way. I have a few friends who already share their meeting-related discoveries with me, and I’m always grateful for the ideas. I’ll likely share it with Meeting Hero readers and post it to LinkedIn.
2. Pass Along Your Challenges
When you have a meeting-related question or challenge, shoot it my way. This will give me insights into what you’ll find most valuable. If the problem is bigger than an article, we can discuss how I might help in other ways.
3. Visit the Site and Provide Feedback
The site will be much better if we work it together. I’ll get the discussion started. You can toss in your reactions, objections and ideas. Comment on the articles, the look and feel, or on anything that you’d like to see me change.
I’m on a quest to wipe the curse of lousy meetings off the face of the earth. I need you and thousands of others who are willing to join me in this effort.
When you stop by Meeting Hero, I ask that you sign-up for updates. Mostly that means you’ll receive an email notification when there are new articles. You and I both know you aren’t going to remember to regularly check back to the site.
And if you want to start being a hero, invite a few coworkers to visit and sign up too. We’ll need a lot of help as we work to make meetings productive and engaging.