VIDEO: How To Hold Better Business Meetings

Published by Mike Michalowicz (Google+)

Meeting Don’t have to be a waste of time.

Another video by Mike Michalowicz, Author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Category: Managing Focus, The Back Office
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  • Sheila A Caruso

    Great boarder

  • Sheila A Caruso

    Great message regarding meetings about all “standing up.” That could be on the idea of all “Standing up ‘ for the cause of the meeting, Great stuff! Scott Gerber’s book sound interesting, I will be purchasing it at Amazon.

    • Mike Michalowicz

      Shiela – Thanks. It is really surprising how much of a difference it makes to simply stand. I happy you like my boarding skills.

  • Robin Gerhart

    Cutting edge and fun as usual! You make my day Mike!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      Robin – Thanks!!!! You just made my day.

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  • Frank Marcopolos

    Can’t beat boarding skillz like that!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Frank – Pretty hot shit, huh?!?! It took me only one attempt!

  • Jorge Morales

    Cool beans!

    I would have loved to try this when I had a corporate job that had 1 hour meeting EVERY DAY in which half the people fell asleep.

  • Morgan

    Oh it makes SUCH a difference to stand, you are so on the ball about that!! =) Great advice as always!

  • Adam Toren


    Great Video as usual! The camera angles and editing are superb! Love the ‘stand up’ meetings idea too. I just came across this new tool, good for group meetings on the go (actually just downloaded it yesterday) and loving it for small group text conferences and calls as well. Pretty cool and effective.

    Happy Holidays to you and the family Mike!


    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Adam – Good to hear from you brother. Let’s do something in the New Year.

  • Demetrius

    Just got out of a 3 1/2 hr meeting and just spun wheels! Wish I saw this video earlier!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Demetrius – I am getting sick just thinking about that meeting. 3.5 hours?!??!? WTF???

  • Sheri

    ROTFLMAF – Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off.

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Sheri – TYFTBOMH (thanking you from the bottom of my heart)

  • Peter Awad

    Great advice! Although, try to avoid meetings at all cost! By the way, is it me or is Mike losing his mind?! Just kidding. :)

  • Mer

    Very nice Mike!

  • Reba

    Great advice Mike! I can’t help but to smile from your kookiness… wish more people knew how to just lighten up and have fun!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Reba – Thanks. I think most people believe I have a mental illness. In fact I am one of those “most people”.

  • Ken Siew

    ROFL the last scene is hilarious!!! Huddling and boarding would be cool…

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Ken – Thank you sir.

  • David Duan

    Mike, what’s great about your video is not only the no-bullshit penetrating insights, but the way you present it.

    From having an official-sounding announcer introduce you, to the flashes of personality in your presentation, and especially the fun bit you always put in your videos at the end.

    And of course, the iconic jingle at the end. Your videos definitely stand out from the herd.

    Keep it up, you herd me!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @David – Holy crap…. flattery will get you every where. Thank you so much for saying that. Have a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

  • Margo Biblin

    OMG – yer best video!!!!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Margo – Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adelaide

    You got skills Dad! You crack me up too!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Adelaide – I didn’t know you were my child.

  • kenny

    Mike, I have had stand up meetings. And it hasn’t even been in a meetin or conference room since people have knee jerk reactions to pick up a white board marker and draw unintelligible buzzword filled diagrams or the instinct to pull a chair and sit down.

    End of hallways are best. That way you are also incented not to talk too much since your group would be disturbing other office mates who are not in the stand up meeting but are working near the group.

    Hey, you should have titled this post “Board Meetings” — nice boarding skills Mike!


    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Kenny – That tip is FANTASTIC!!!! Thank you. Avoid the easy distractions like white boards… love it!!!

  • Annie

    wicked deck skills!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @Annie – Thanks. Believe it or not, I nailed it on the first jump.l

  • HJ Glazer

    For those of you who like the ‘standing up’ idea, I will share this more advanced technique…make anyone who rambles on or talks for more than 5 minutes stand on their left foot for the rest of the meeting.
    I like the end of hallway idea!

    • Mike Michalowicz

      @HJ – Now that sounds like punishment.