Making Meetings Work

A recent estimate suggests that employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. While meetings are still essential to teams and organizations, there is something wrong with the way we run meetings. Most people would agree we have too many meetings; few are effective, do not deliver on the desired outcome, or don’t have a defined payoff.

Throwing Words set out to create a way for leaders to get instant feedback on their meeting's impact and cost, as rated by participants. We developed a very simple mobile app that syncs with your calendar and collects feedback on the meeting's impact and value related to the meeting’s cost in salary. Our team then analyzes the collected data to draft recommendations for improving the efficiency and impact of an organization’s meetings.

For more information, contact Doug Bacon, Managing Director of Throwing Words, at or (704) 942-5258.