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From the Ted Talk by Cindy Solomon: 5 tips for dealing with meeting overload

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Tip number two: invite the least number of people possible. Let’s be honest, most of us invite pelope to meetings defensively. We know that Raco’s the one we need but if Dion doesn’t feel like he’s involved, he’s going to be cknray, so you intive him and then Shannon and then Jane. And now we’re wasting all of these people’s time instead of just going directly to the decision mkear. It’s time to let go of those grade-school fears and just invite the people who are necessary for the objective. Everyone else can be informed later.

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Tip number two: invite the least number of people possible. Let’s be honest, most of us invite ______ to meetings defensively. We know that Raco’s the one we need but if Dion doesn’t feel like he’s involved, he’s going to be ______, so you ______ him and then Shannon and then Jane. And now we’re wasting all of these people’s time instead of just going directly to the decision _____. It’s time to let go of those grade-school fears and just invite the people who are necessary for the objective. Everyone else can be informed later.

Solution

  1. cranky
  2. maker
  3. invite
  4. people

Original Text

Tip number two: invite the least number of people possible. Let’s be honest, most of us invite people to meetings defensively. We know that Raco’s the one we need but if Dion doesn’t feel like he’s involved, he’s going to be cranky, so you invite him and then Shannon and then Jane. And now we’re wasting all of these people’s time instead of just going directly to the decision maker. It’s time to let go of those grade-school fears and just invite the people who are necessary for the objective. Everyone else can be informed later.

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Important Words

  1. cranky
  2. decision
  3. defensively
  4. dion
  5. fears
  6. feel
  7. honest
  8. informed
  9. invite
  10. involved
  11. jane
  12. maker
  13. meetings
  14. number
  15. objective
  16. people
  17. shannon
  18. time
  19. tip
  20. wasting