Oh, God, Not ANOTHER Meeting….

This is a terrific infographic about meetings that I thought I would share. It’s spot-on about what time-wasters meetings can be. While often essential, meetings can be an excuse for social time in the middle of the workday. I would suggest scheduling in social time during the day and eliminate the time-sucking effect of meetings.

This reminds me of a terrific training video I used to great effect back in the 90s. It was called “Meetings, Bloody Meetings” and it was produced by a firm called Video Arts. This company was founded by John Cleese — yes, that one — and he used comedy to great effect to get his point across. He also used some of the top actors in the U.K. during the 70s, 80s and 90s so, instead of the traditional bad acting in these types of films, you had Cleese, Dawn French, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Bonneville and a whole assortment of “Oh, I know that guy/gal British actors.”

Cleese sold the company a number of years back, but continues to be involved: he even appears in their new, updated version of “Meetings, Bloody Meetings.”

Anyhow, take a look at this and think about how you can streamline your meetings with just a bit of effort. As an added bonus, below I’ve embedded a cut from Cleese’s original MBM video. Enjoy! (H/T Tom Cott and MediaBistro)

The Ugly Truth About Meetings: INFOGRAPHIC – GalleyCat.

The Ugly Truth About Meetings

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Why Internet Trolls? Why?

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As you’ve probably discovered, there are people lurking all over the web who find great joy in humiliating and attacking others. This insightful infographic describes the inner workings of Internet trolls, explaining why they decide to spend their online time in attack mode. Tapping the expertise of psychologists and experts, it offers solid reasons why this scourge of the Internet continues.

via Why Do Internet Trolls Exist? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Mashable

Check out this short piece and this AWESOME infographic on Internet trolls. It’s a great psychological study. Worth a look.