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I am asking for your help with a professional research project to explore the techniques, processes and technologies people find useful for conducting meetings. The study is sponsored by developers of meeting support software and services and the results will be used to help them plan their next generation of products.
We are interested in learning from anyone who initiates and/or leads meetings as part of their work. This includes managers, and team leaders, professional facilitators, and anyone else who hold meetings as a way of getting their own and their team's work done. Participation involves completing a short on-line survey (about 15 minutes). The survey is posted at our web site, http://www.collaborate.com.
All participants will receive a copy of an Executive Summary of the survey that will review the highlights of our findings and explore their implications. In addition, Collaborative Strategies LLC is offering one of its recent reports as a prize in a drawing of participants (either "Distributed Project Management: A Marketplace and Software Vendor Analysis" or one of the three volumes of the just-completed "Real Time Collaboration Industry Report 2000"). These comprehensive reports (priced at $1,500) are described in detail on our web site. I would be happy to answer any questions about the survey (see contact information below).
I apologize if any find this post to be off topic; I am trying to direct it only towards groups that are most likely to find value in what we are offering. If meetings are an important part of your work, we believe you will find this study to be a very valuable way to spend 15 minutes. Thank you for considering our request.
John Rogers Research Analyst, Collaborative Strategies LLC
-- John Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 25, 2000