Shirley Fine Lee’s Meeting Wizard Podcast Provides Action Item Ideas

Author of RARA A Meeting Wizard’s Approach, Shirley Fine Lee, releases Assigning Action-items podcast for improving meetings. These tips help businesses and teams have more effective meetings.
By: Shirley Fine Lee
March 15, 2010 - PRLog -- The author of the management book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” released her second podcast where she shares meeting tips in approximately 5 minute bits.  The purpose of Shirley Fine Lee’s podcast series is to help business teams improve their meetings with quick tips they can add to their meeting process right away to become more effective.  This podcast is titles “Assigning Action items and was developed using a few tips from her book on assigning actions to team members to be done between meetings.  The podcast expands on the 3W idea presented by many quality experts as the best way to capture action items.  This podcast and the first in the series may currently be downloaded for free from her website at by checking under the audio-video (A/V)) option at the top of her home page.

The R.A!R.A! (pronounced "rah-rah" like a cheer) approach introduced in the book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard’s Approach” (ISBN: 1-4196-5367-9) refers to an improved meeting management practice where using pre-determined Roles, developing and following an Agenda, keeping Records of what transpires in the meeting, and assigning Actions to participants as tasks for them to accomplish after the meeting.  The R.A!R.A! approach utilizes all of the key elements of successful meetings that have been discovered and refined over the years, by countless experts within the fields of organizational productivity and communication.  The book has explanatory text and illustrations for fast skill-building, process flow charts, diagrams, tables, and many sample forms.

When speaking to groups on her meeting management approach, Ms. Lee is often asked where teams fail most when assigning actions.  She tells them it is typically because of time management related to due dates.  Shirley Fine Lee exclaims “It is hard for people to schedule and plan in order to do a task if they don’t know when it is due!”   Ms. Lee often relates to her audiences that meeting management should be thought of as time management for a group of people during a specific timeframe rather than as something that is just for only individuals to utilize.  To find out more about Shirley Fine Lee, her book, her numerous articles, or her newsletter, see her website at
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