Do the math.

In the United States alone we have 220,000,000 meetings monthly. Assuming each of those meetings were only one minute long (that would be cause for a major celebration, a shaft of light beaming down and a rousing rendition of the Hallelujah chorus!) that would merely be 220,000,000 minutes spent in meetings.

But no. The average meeting is between 31 and 60 minutes. If you average that you get 45.5 minutes. Multiply that times the 220 million and you get 10,010,000,000 minutes.

The number of minutes in a year is 525,600. So divide that 10 billion, 10 million by this and you get 19,044 YEARS worth of minutes used up monthly.

No damn wonder meetings seem like they take forever!

According to a Forbes article, 71% of meetings are unproductive and inefficient. That means 13,492 years are wasted monthly and that equates to billions of dollars lost not to mention productivity drops.

I can help. Contact me.

Stop wasting the years.

About the Author Lewis Chaney

A TEDx Alumnus with over 25 years in TV broadcasting, advertising, and filmmaking, Lewis D. Chaney has mastered the art of getting to the damn point.

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Most companies are wasting an enormous amount of TIME & MONEY on employees with poor communication skills.

Get To The Damn Point teaches your employees how to SAY LESS and BE HEARD MORE - meaning higher meeting ROI, empowered employees, and stronger salespeople.

Lewis D Chaney of GET TO THE DAMN POINT speaks at TEDx Evansville