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Electronic Newsletter                 Issue 2003-09


September 2003

In this issue Striking Statistic, Timely Tip, Computer Clue, and Quick Quote




This bimonthly

e-news is made available to further the mission:

“To help organizations increase employee and system potential to produce results.”

Striking Statistic


A survey of over 400 managers showed the following results regarding meetings: over 50% felt meetings were a waste of time, about 90% thought this due to a lack of planning, and over 75% had no formal training in conducting meetings.


Click here to find more stats on-line.


Featured Training


Meeting Management

October 4, 2003

9:00 A.M. to 1:00 PM

Marcus High School

5707 Morriss Road

Flower Mound, TX 

Class Code 03-4FCMM




October 6, 2003

7:00 P.M. to 9:00 PM

Lewisville High School

1098 West Main St.

Lewisville, TX 

Class Code 03-04FCTM1


Workspace Organization

November 3, 2003

7:00 P.M. to 9:00 PM

Lewisville High School

1098 West Main St.

Lewisville, TX

Class Code 03-04FCWO


Last day to register for October classes is

Wednesday, Oct. 3.  To register for any of the above training classes, contact the

LISD office at



For class descriptions,

click here.



Timely Tip


The “Wizard of Whenã” believes using the R.A!R.A! Approachã to meeting management will positively impact the attitudes of meeting attendees while increasing the effectiveness of the  meeting.  What is the R.A!R.A! Approachã?  It is assigning Roles, setting an Agenda, keeping Records, and having accountability for assigned Actions.  



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Computer Clue


Having a pre-defined format for meeting minutes will make it easier for meeting members and other interested parties to find the meeting results they need.  Using the pre-defined minute format on word-processing software can speed the production of meeting records.  To speed the minute distribution process, use email attachments of the word-processing software rather than paper copies. 


Click here for detailed PC hints on-line.



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Quick Quote


“Keep things informal. Talking is the natural way to do business. Writing is great for keeping records and putting down details, but talk generates ideas. Great things come from our luncheon meetings which consist of a sandwich, a cup of soup, and a good idea or two. No martinis.”  - T. Boone Pickens


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RARA A Meeting Wizard's Approach Kindle e-Book

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TAPP Steps in Time Mgmt Kindle e-book

OPIE Project Planning and Implementation for Team - Only available as Kindle e-book on Amazon

Team Building Primer: A Start-up Guide for Developing Effective Teams, Committees, and Other Groups


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