Books by Gord Sheppard

These books will help you improve grow your leadership skills! 

The Meeting Leadership Solution

Description:

  • Do you hate wasting time in meetings?
  • Do you want your meetings to be more productive?

Then you’re in the right place.

The “Meeting Leadership Solution” offers a proven 10-step system that will help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable.

Written by Gordon Sheppard, a Professional Meeting Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant who has run or participated in more than 2000 meetings, this book will not only transform your meetings, but it will also help you improve your entire organization. 

What You'll Learn In This Book

Gord Sheppard is a Leadership Coach, Facilitator, Organization Development Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Speaker who helps leaders gain the skills and confidence they need to positively transform themselves and their organizations.

STEP 1. Get Real With Yourself

Great meetings start with you. In step 1 you’ll discover techniques to help you take responsibility for how you act during a meeting including:

  • How to become more self-aware so that you can take control and become a more effective meeting participant
  • How to find a mentor who can help you to be accountable for how you act during meetings and more

You’ll also receive the ‘Get Real With Yourself Checklist √‘ at the end of this step so you can keep track of what you need to do to improve.

STEP 2: Get Real With Your Team

Trusting your meeting teammates is critical. In this step you’ll find practical ways to help you make a lasting connection with your meeting team including:

  • Learning how to fight so you can really get along
  • Effective listening techniques
  • How to build a Meeting Team Traits Inventory
  • How to celebrate and more

You’ll also get the ‘Get Real With Your Team Checklist √‘ that you and your team can use as a guide to mark your meeting improvement progress.

STEP 3: Know Your Total Meeting Cost $

Once you realize how much your meetings actually cost, then you won’t waste a single second. In Step 3 you’ll learn a practical approach to measuring the cost of your meetings including: 

  • An hourly cost formula
  • An annual cost formula
  • You’ll also discover why calculating the ‘opportunity cost’ of your meetings is so important, especially in terms of ‘time’

You’ll also receive the ‘Know Your Total Meeting Cost Checklist √” which will help you figure out whether or not your meetings are actually worth having. 

STEP 4: Get A Great Facilitator

Should you fire a bad meeting facilitator? If you don’t fire them, then what can you do?

In this step you’ll learn practical ways to evaluate your current meeting facilitator, get them the help they need to improve and ensure that you have an outstanding leader running all of your meetings.

At the end of this step you’ll also get the ‘Get A Great Facilitator Checklist √‘ so you’ll know what actions to take to help your meeting leader improve.

STEP 5: Link The Meeting To Your Strategy

What would happen in your organization if you could stop any meeting, at any moment, and connect that moment directly to your organization strategy?

This is a massive game-changing concept that will not only help you have great meetings but it will also lead to building an outstanding organization through which you can serve your customers and community at the highest possible level!

Also included in step 5 is the ‘Link The Meeting To Your Strategy Checklist √‘ to help you and your senior leaders stay on track. 

STEP 6: Build A Blockbuster AGENDA

Imagine what it would be like if every one of your meetings was as exciting as your favourite Hollywood Blockbuster movie? And because every great movie starts with a great script, in step 6 you’ll find out how to create agendas that will help you have great meetings with techniques like these:

  • How to use the word AGENDA as an acronym to build an outstanding agenda
  • How to market the AGENDA
  • How to create an AGENDA format that will get everyone’s attention

At the end of step 6 you’ll also get the ‘How To Build A Blockbuster AGENDA Checklist √

STEP 7: Meet In The Right Space

Where you meet is as important as what you’re meeting about. So in step 7 you’ll get all the practical tips and information you need to set up a productive meeting space that makes your team feel great so they can do their best work.

You’ll also receive the ‘Meet In The Right Space Checklist √‘ to help you remember how to set up in offices, off-site, conference call meetings and more.

STEP 8: Get Awesome Meeting Resources

No two meetings are the same. What worked for you last time may not work for you again. Because of this you need a variety of tools to help you optimize every meeting you attend. As a result, step 8 offers great book titles, articles, and links to the right information that will help you make your next meeting exceptional.

You’ll also get the ‘Get Awesome Meeting Resources Checklist √‘ to help keep you on track. 

STEP 9: Follow Up FAST

Want to make more money, have happier customers and a highly engaged staff? Then you’ll want to learn all of the techniques in step 9 including:

  • How to use the word FAST to remind you how to follow up effectively after a meeting
  • How to ensure that the right people are getting the right information and more

At the end of step 9 you’ll also get the ‘Follow Up FAST Checklist √‘ to help you and your team optimize the way you communicate after meetings. 

STEP 10: Take Action!

This step will inspire you to take action and transform your next meeting into a highly productive, profit-driving event that your whole team will love!

And you’ll also receive the ‘Take Action Checklist √‘ to motivate you and your team to truly transform your meetings. 

Bonus

And check out this bonus mini-training

If you buy this edition of the ‘Meeting Leadership Solution’ you’ll also receive a BONUS MINI-TRAINING called ‘The Truth About Meetings (and 5 ways to fix them right now…)” 

In this ‘mini-training’ you’ll learn these 5 ‘truths’ about meetings (and how to fix them…)

  1. WE DON’T KNOW THE REAL COST OF OUR MEETINGS
  2. THAT MEETING SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN EMAIL
  3. HAVING A TITLE DOESN’T MEAN YOU KNOW HOW TO RUN A MEETING
  4. IT’S OK TO BE LATE FOR A MEETING
  5. WE’RE BURNING OUT OUR BEST PEOPLE BY SENDING THEM TO TOO MANY DAYTIME MEETINGS

So what are you waiting for? Get the “Meeting Leadership Solution” now so you can:

Meeting Leadership Solution by Gord Sheppard

Audiobook

The Meeting Leadership Solution

Listen. Learn. Take action to make your meetings more productive today! 

Description:

The “Meeting Leadership Solution Audiobook” (3 hrs, 39 min.) brings the written word alive as Author Gordon Sheppard takes you through the proven 10-step system in The “Meeting Leadership Solution”. 

Read aloud by the author, Gordon Sheppard, The “Meeting Leadership Solution Audiobook” will allow you to go at your own pace whether you’re at the office, in the car, out for a walk or wherever else you like to take the time to learn new skills. 

Workbook

The Meeting Leadership Solution Workbook

Get the practical tips, insightful questions and inspiring quotes you need to help you and your team build outstanding meetings. 

Based on the proven 10-step system in the “Meeting Leadership Workbook” is a practical tool that will help you and your team improve your meetings immediately.

Gordon Sheppard has taught the concepts in the “Meeting Leadership Workbook” to thousands of students around the world through his workshops, podcasts and professional speaking engagements. He has witnessed the productivity improvement transformation his students go through as they rapidly learn the 10-step system and apply the concepts right away.

Now you can take advantage of the actionable tools in the 38-page “Meeting Leadership Workbook” including:

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about the author

Gordon Sheppard

During his 30+ years of work experience, Gordon Sheppard has facilitated, run and participated in more than 2000 meetings. He is a Professional Meeting Facilitator, Trainer, Consultant, Speaker, Author and Podcaster who combines a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama, and Prosci Change Management Certification, to deliver a people-centred approach that will help you make your next meeting more productive and profitable.
Gord is also a proud husband, father, brother and dog-walker. He also loves hockey, playing guitar, mentoring and volunteering for worthy causes like www.100MenYEG.com.
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The Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop

This workshop will help you and your team gain the skills and confidence you need to run more productive (and profitable) meetings. 

Based on the proven 10-Step System in Gordon Sheppard’s book titled the ‘Meeting Leadership Solution,’ in this workshop you’ll learn:

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