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2007 Press Releases for Speaking Engagements

 

* NOTE:  Public speaking announcements were sent to local print and on-line news sources.   If a photo was taken at event, it will appear to the right of release.  If there was information available after the event, text and links for it will appear under the release as right justified.

 

 

Date: Oct. 24, 2007

Headline: Ft. Worth ASTD has local author present how to move meetings from boring to productive
Description: Meetings are an important problem solving tool in business and they need to be productive. Shirley Fine Lee, author of the management book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”, will present how to move meetings from boring to productive using four key components from her training program on Thursday, November 1. Ms. Lee is a DFW area consultant and trainer and she will be presenting these four components at the monthly meeting of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). The meeting is held at the Tarrant County Plaza Building and starts at 6:00 PM, the presentation begins at 6:45 . Members and guests should go on line at http://www.astdfortworth.org to RSVP and arrange payment by Monday, October 29. To find out more about Fort Worth ASTD, visit their website. To find out about the presenter and her book, visit www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Audience's Presenter Rating = Very Good

 

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Moving Meetings from Boring to Productive at Ft. Worth ASTD
  Date: Oct. 4, 2007
Headline:  Fort Worth Trinity IAAP has local book author share RARA meeting tips 
Description:  Holding meetings is a common business practice for communication and problem-solving.  Because meetings are important for the success of organizations, this time needs to be spent productively.  For this reason, the Fort Worth Trinity Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) has invited Shirley Fine Lee to speak.  Mrs. Lee is the author of the book “R.A!R.A!  A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” and she will offer tips based on her meeting management approach.  This IAAP chapter’s dinner program will be on Thursday, October 18, 2007 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at The Gardens Restaurant of the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Go to  http://www.fortworthiaap.org under local chapter, upcoming program to pre-register by Oct. 16.  More details on the program or the chapter may also be found on this website. To find out more about the speaker/author and her book, visit her website at www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Audience's Presenter Rating = Excellent

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Moving Meetings from Boring to Productive at Ft. Worth IAAP
 

Date: Sept. 27, 2007

Headline:  IAAP Las Colinas has local book author share RARA meeting tips

Description:  Holding meetings is a common business practice for communication and problem-solving.  Because meetings are important for the success of organizations, this time needs to be spent productively.  For this reason, the Las Colinas Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) has invited Shirley Fine Lee to speak.  Mrs. Lee is the author of the book “R.A!R.A!  A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” and she will speak on her meeting management approach.  This IAAP chapter’s dinner program will be on Monday, October 8, 2007 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at the Marriot Hotel. Go to http://www.lascolinasiaap.org under local chapter, monthly networking to pre-register before Oct. 4.  More details on the program or the chapter may also be found on this website. To find out more about the speaker/author and her book, visit her website at www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Audience's Presenter Rating = Excellent

 

Shirley Fine Lee speaks at Las Colinas IAAP
 

Date:  Sept.  5, 2007

Headline: Local book author explains how to move meetings from boring to productive

Description:  Shirley Fine Lee, author of the management book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”, will present how to move meetings from boring to productive using four key components on Thursday, September 20.  Ms. Lee will be one of the many presenters at the Economic Summit and Business Expo held at the Northwest ISD High School in Justin , TX .  This 7:30am-1:00pm event is coordinated by the Northwest Metroport Chamber of Commerce.  More information on the event may be found on the Chamber’s website at http://www.nwmetroportchamber.org.  To find out more about the author and her book, visit www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Read the speaker info from Economic Summit & Business Expo insert in 9/14/2007 local Alliance Regional Newspapers

(The Haslet Harbinger, The Justin Journal, The Roanoke Register, The Trophy Club Times, The Westlake First News)

 

 

Date:  July 5, 2007
Headline:  IABC Houston continues summer reading series at July 26 luncheon

Description: Meetings are a key communication tool in business and need to be productive.  Shirley Fine Lee will be a speaker at the Houston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators summer reading series featuring the authors of business books.  Ms. Lee, a Texas consultant and author, will be highlighting keys from her book, “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”, that move meetings from boring to productive.  The lunch program will be Thursday, July 26, 2007, 11:15AM-1:00PM at Brennan's Restaurant. Go to http://www.iabchouston.com/en/cev/?225 to register.  To find out more about author and book, visit www.shirleyfinelee.com.

 

Read the recap at http://www.iabchouston.com/en/art/?739

 

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Moving Meetings from Boring to Productiveat at IABC Houston
  Date:  June 4, 2007

Headline:  AHRMA offers professional development program around time management and performance

Description:  Austin’s Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) offers a day of professional development programs around time management and improved performance on June 28, 2007 at Austin Country Club.  Shirley Fine Lee, author of the new book “R.A!R.A!  A meeting Wizard’s Approach”, will be the luncheon speaker with the topic Moving Meetings from Boring to Productive.  The morning’s Time Management session will be presented by Cathy Wodarski and the afternoon ‘s session on Achieving Peak Performance will be presented by James Lumpkin.  This program is open to AHRMA members and non-members.  To find out more about this day or to register for any part of the AHRMA professional development programs, visit their website at http://www.austinhumanresource.org.

 

Read the recap at http://www.austinhumanresource.org/associations/2683/AhrmaJulyWebVersion.pdf

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Time Management for the 21st Century at Austin HR Management Assoc. (SHRM)
 

Date:  April 2, 2007

Headline: Author presents coaching better meetings on Tuesday at Dallas ASTD

Description:  Shirley Fine Lee, author of “R.A!R.A!  A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”, will lead a discussion of her book as a coaching tool for improving meetings at the Wyndham Dallas North Hotel at LBJ and Dallas Tollway on April 17, 2007 from 4:45  to 5:45 p.m.    Dallas chapter of American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) will be offering a dinner program at the same location, to register for dinner program, visit http://www.dallasastd.org.

 

Read the Apr. 2007 Coaches and Consultants group discussion results in

Dallas ASTD Persepctives - Article Title:  "Becoming a Meeting Wizard"

 

See also the Sept. 2006 Accelerated Learning group presentation results in

Dallas ASTD Persepctives - Article Title by Richard Buse:

"Picturing the Importance of Effective Training"

 

Shirley Fine Lee speaks on Facilitating with the RARA Meeting Management Approach at Dallas ASTD
2007 Press Releases/Announcements for Book

 

* NOTE:  On-line releases will include links in title to location.  Those without title links were sent to print publications.

 

 

Date: Dec. 7, 2007

Headline:  Shirley Fine Lee’s RARA Meeting Management Book Makes a Great Appreciation Gift from Sales Professionals 

Summary:  Does finding the right gift to say thank you to clients have to be difficult?  Sales professionals who want help finding the right gift to say thank you will find the best solution for various people is often a meeting management book like RARA which will also fill a general business need.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Dec. 3, 2007
Summary:  Finding the right way to say thanks to employees and customers is not difficult. Leaders who want help finding the right gift to say thanks is a meeting management book like RARA to fill a professional growth need. Click title above to read full release.
 

Date:  Nov. 6, 2007

Headline:  Give Business Teams the Gift of Increased Productivity for Christmas 

Summary: Companies and individuals need help finding the right gift to say thank you to employees, vendors, or customer team members from the organization this holiday season. The easiest and best solution when shopping for a diverse group of people is a business book. Example book topics include time management, goal setting, process mapping, meeting management, delivering presentations, and project management.  Click title above to read full release.

 

Date: Nov. 9, 2007

Headline:  RARA book shows beasts can come out at meetings 

Summary:  The meeting management book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach by Shirley Fine Lee shows examples of the beastly attitudes some people can’t help but display in meetings.  The book explains what may be behind the beastly behaviors and ways to curtail them.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: Sept. 27, 2007

Headline:  Bosses will appreciate RARA book on meeting management

Summary:  Meetings are important to productivity.  Bosses will appreciate their employees having productive meetings.  Training or a book like “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach can improve meetings.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: Aug. 02, 2007

Headline:  RARA Book Offers Three Levels of Meeting Management Learning

Summary: Shirley Fine Lee, a Meeting Facilitator and Trainer, has put her meeting management tips into a book called "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach”,  currently available on www.Amazon.com, to help organizations improve meeting productivity and therefore waste less time.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: July 11, 2007

Headline:  Seven Meeting Blunders Participants Bear

Summary:   Why put up with bad meetings?  There are many blunders that meeting attendees allow which influence whether the meeting is effective or nonproductive.  Seven of the most common blunders are presented and easily solved using hints from the book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” by Shirley Fine Lee.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: July 09, 2007

Headline:  Meeting Facilitator and Trainer Shirley Fine Lee Releases Book

Summary: Shirley Fine Lee, a Meeting Facilitator and Trainer, has put together a book containing tips called "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach to help people improve their meeting time and become more productive.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: May 21, 2007

Headline:  How to Find the Buzz on Meeting Management Books like RARA

Summary: For help with meeting management, do an on-line search of self-paced guide books like R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach by Shirley Fine Lee Click title above to read full release.  

 

Date: Apr. 24, 2007

Headline:  Turning Negative Meetings into Positive Results with RARA Approach  

Summary:  A book by Shirley Fine Lee titled “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach  helps turn ineffective meetings into more productive ones through four components of the approach to improve meetings.  Additionally the book  offers suggestion on how to handle problems that may come up during a meeting.    Click title above to read full release.  

 

 

Date:  March 5, 2007

Headline: Meetings are improved with R.A!R.A!

Description:  How much time and money is lost each year in ineffective meetings?  What can be done about making meetings more effective that will make attendees feel they are not wasting their time?   Is the answer reading a new book titled “R.A!R.A!  A Meeting Wizard's Approach” available on www.Amazon.com?  

As many business professional know, many books related to meetings are designed primarily for presenters, event coordinators, managers, or meeting facilitators.  However, Shirley Fine Lee’s new book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach” is designed for any meeting or group member who wishes to learn tools that will make their meetings more effective as well as simple methods for applying them to increase productivity.   The easy-to-follow book provides explanations, illustrations, detailed examples and usable forms so readers can begin immediate practice of the skills they will learn.  Not only does the book cover the mechanics of productive meetings, it includes a problem section on what can derail a meeting and how to get things back on track.

Shirley Fine Lee, a Dallas-Fort Worth area trainer and meeting facilitator has packed the pages of R.A!R.A! with information to help make meetings more effective by offering a quick look at basic meeting management principles and the related skills needed through the RA!RA! approach, which stands for Roles, Agenda, Records, and Action.  In just a few hours of reading, readers learn:  the necessary meeting roles, how to get the right people there, how to start and end meetings on time, how to accomplish more in each meeting, how to insure meeting ideas and decisions are captured, how to accomplish needed tasks and follow-up outside the meeting, what may detract from a meeting and how to deal with it, and how to improve future meetings.  

In summary, the book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach” is a no-nonsense guide that can help anyone prepare for meetings in which they will be participating or facilitating.  In it, Shirley Fine Lee explains how to assign roles, create a clear agenda, keep records, and assign actions for follow up -- thus maximizing the effectiveness of every meeting.  Buy the book on www.Amazon.com and see what it can do for meetings.

 

 

Date: Feb. 28, 2007

Headline:  Ten Mistakes Meeting Leaders Make

Summary:  Why do we keep having bad meetings?  There are many mistakes that meeting leaders and meeting attendees allow which cause ineffective and nonproductive meetings.  Ten of the most common mistakes are presented and easily solved using hints from the book "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” by Shirley Fine Lee.   Click title above to read full release.           

 

Date: Feb. 22, 2007

Headline:  Four Components of Better Meetings

Summary:  Why do we keep having meetings that are ineffective and nonproductive when the solution is so simple?  Shirley Fine Lee presents four components of better meetings in her book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach.” This book provides examples and forms for skill development.  It is now available on www.amazon.com.  Click title above to read full release.  

 

 

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