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For the beginning of this year, I would
like to further aid you in your
professional development by sharing some great things from last year
and a few things planned for this year. Also, I want to thank many
people for their support of me in expanding my training and development
endeavors to multiple people and companies.
Coming in March, is the most exciting news.
My book "R.A!R.A!
A Meeting Wizard's Approach" will be
available on Amazon.com.
This book is a must-have guide that demonstrates effective meeting planning
and management. It
presents an approach to more
effective meetings called R.A!R.A!. It should do for meetings what Six Sigma did for
Quality. I hope you enjoy the book and call me
if you need a facilitator.
NOTE: If a DFW area
organization orders 10 or more copies of R.A!R.A! book, I will be
happy to come on-site for a personal book signing.
See side-bar on right for more info
Also my website has received an updated
look , includes an assortment of customer testimonials, and
it has moved to a new URL. Visit my new site at
check out the
in bottom right corner of home page, and let me know what you think of the new look and
In 2006, I had a few articles published on an ezine article site. If you know anyone who is interested in the below topics, please send
them the below article links to review and rank. Or if you know a newsletter
editor who is looking for articles, let them know they can reprint any of
these by giving the source reference.
- Why meeting management is important
- Easy method for meeting management
- Importance of planning skills
- Easy steps for time management
NOTE: This article
was repeated on 32 Knowledge Management sites and 8 Time Management
- Simple file management
- Determining peak performance time
So far these articles have high rankings and have had hundreds of hits on just the ezine site.
Combined they have also been re-published in at least 32 publications.
These include the Dallas chapter of ASTD newsletter and UK's
Top Choice Reviews, as well as multiple websites for Time Management or
addition to being a member of Dallas
ASTD for several years, this past year I served as their VP of Communications and
Technology. Working with the members of the Leadership Team was an enjoyable
experience. Editing the society's newsletter and maintaining their
website was also a rewarding challenge.
Thanks again to all my
Facilitation, Training, and Design for client companies include:
Computer Training, Defense, Print Services, Pharmaceuticals, Spa, and
Presentation and Training for non-profit
include: ASTD, Cities, and School Districts.
A special thank-you to my family and friends, who supported
continue to support me.
Book endorsements include:
Lee's R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach helps you perform profitable
business magic. This is a must have, must read for effective meeting
planning and management. You don't have to be Merlin to utilize the powerful
insights shared in this quick no-nonsense read. Awesome stuff, should have
come with a wand or at least a highlighter."
- Dean Lindsay, Author of
Cracking the Networking CODE: 4 Steps to
Priceless Business Relationships
“You can't lead in today's business world if you cannot facilitate a
productive discussion that drives action. This book is chockful of helpful
hints and techniques to make your meetings as productive as the rest of your
- Dianna Booher, Author
of Communicate with Confidence! and E-Writing
Lee has tapped into the most vital part of communication. She provides tools
for clarity and value driven meetings. She understands what it takes to move
ideas into action, problems into solutions and a format for new ideas and
their implementation. She has produced a book that is a much needed tool in
any company that desires clear, concise communication. Every company and
association would profit from her valuable information. When I say profit, I
- Jane Handly, Author
of Getting Unstuck
and Why Women Worry
“Lousy meetings contribute to lousy results. If your meetings leave
something to be desired, follow the steps in this book.”
- Randy Pennington, Author of Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition
“All of us struggle with better managing our valuable time so that
we invest it in the best ways to achieve our goals. While many are
essential, meetings are one of the biggest killers of our time. There are so
many pitfalls with meetings that gobble up time. To our rescue is Shirley
Lee's book, which even uses a metaphoric wizard icon for conveying not only
the need for using many skills but also the near magic needed to manage time
invested in meetings. This is a clever and high-payback read that I highly
- Michael J. English, Coauthor of Winning the Knowledge Transfer Race and Benchmarking for Best Practices
“Have you ever been in a meeting that deteriorated into a gripe
session, that ran twice as long as it needed to, or that got taken over by a
verbal bully? If so, you need this book. The author offers clear
recommendations on exactly what to say and do to run a productive meeting
that is beneficial for all involved."
- Sam Horn, Author of
Tongue Fu! and Take the Bully by the Horns