Most meetings stink. Some start late and meander into the meaningless. Others follow rigid formats and substitute control for actual accomplishments. Some never reach decisions, others re-decide the same stuff meeting after meeting. Yet we know that at least occasionally, meetings can be magic, the whole adding up to a lot more than the mere sum of the parts. In this session, Steven B. Levy, former Microsoft senior leader and author of numerous business books, including the forthcoming Better Business Meetings, explains the Seven Rules of Meetings, with crisp examples, brief exercises, humor, and audience engagement. Learn the importance of ground rules, the value of literal and figurative clocks, and why agendas are often the wrong answer. Gain practical tips, techniques, and meeting "hacks" - including when to not have a meeting - to make your meetings matter. Move the needle on your meetings from "time-waster" to "productive." If your organization has business meetings, this interactive, practical, and entertaining session will make them better.