Great Meetings! Great Results! by Dee Kelsey is a wonderful reference book for anyone who facilitates meetings. It includes good information on the basics of meeting set up, including agenda prep and buy in from participants. Also, Kelsey has include wonderful information on conflict management and communication principles that would be great for all to read and understand.
I liked the information on communication and conflict management. I’ve been a secretary and facilitator of many meetings in the past, so the agenda building and meeting prep chapters were informative but that’s not really an area that’s going to change over time if you know what I mean. There are charts and helps though that make the processes easier for visual thinkers to go through.
Kelsey held my attention with her informative, chatty, and personable writing style. I felt as though I was having a conversation with her. She wrote as I imagine she speaks.
I would recommend this book to those just starting out with meeting facilitation, whether as a leader or a member of meetings. This book would also help those who are unsure of what to expect from their first meetings, or a facilitated meeting. The conflict management and communication information is invaluable and definitely worth the price of the book.
I give it 4/5 stars.
I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley program in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed here are my own.