Perhaps you plan meetings full time, or maybe you're a manager who's asked once a year to organize your small company's sales meeting. Either way, this guide is for you. It's a road map that will send you, and your small meetings (those with fewer than 75 participants), in the right direction.

Too often, business meetings-a management meeting, a training session, a decision-making meeting-are taken for granted. No agenda is put into place, no meaningful objectives set, and therefore-when all is said and done-nothing is learned or remembered, and certainly nothing meaningful is taken away that can be put into practice.

But that doesn't have to be the case. Small meetings demand interaction, one of the tenets of teaching adults successfully. This Guide includes ways to make your meetings more interactive and to keep your attendees on track; plus it offers tips on finding hotel meeting space in today's tight seller's market and other practical techniques like planning the best room set-up for your meeting.