Unleashing the Power of Meetings: A Well Planned Meeting can Increase Productivity, Boost Morale and Generate New Ideas

In February during The NATSO Show 2016, three members of the Future Leaders Steering Council will facilitate what for many has become the highlight of The NATSO Show— the Great Ideas! for Independent Operators Workshop.

Corey Berkstresser, general manager at Lee Hi Travel Plaza, Gerald Danniel, chief operating officer at Liberty Petroleum Distributors, and Herb Hargraves, director of fuel and retail sales for Cash Magic, will come together to guide conversations that will help show attendees uncover their next great idea. To help them prepare for their facilitation gig, they met with NATSO staff and Jeffery Cufaude, a meeting facilitator, to learn more about managing group dynamics and maximizing attendees’ contributions.

Berkstresser, Hargraves, Danniel and Cufaude sat down with Stop Watch to share their insights on what contributes to an effective meeting—whether it is with staff, peers or customers. 

Making The Most Of A Meeting
As director of fuel and retail sales for Cash Magic, Hargraves understands the value of regular meetings—both with upper management as well as the front-line employees.

Hargraves said team meetings can bring everyone up to date on the most current way of thinking within the organization as well as how the property and the company is doing. “That makes them more comfortable and more productive employees,” he said...

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Before launching a full-time freelance career, Long edited NATSO's Stop Watch magazine. Prior to that Long worked as a staff reporter for Transport Topics, a weekly trade newspaper, covering freight transportation, fuel and environmental issues. In addition to covering the transportation sector, Long has written, reported and edited for a variety of media outlets. She was the Washington correspondent for WCAX-TV (CBS) in Burlington, Vt., a criminal court reporter in Chicago and a freelance copy editor for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in Washington D.C. Long hold a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.More
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