“Virtual meetings, mobile messaging and the reduction in meetings due to budget constraints are reducing the number of face-to-face interactions and it’s become more and more difficult to capture people’s attention in a meaningful way,” said Sam Parker.
Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 20, 2011
Sam Parker, bestselling author of 212 the extra degree® and co-founder of GiveMore.com believes his company's line of meeting products might just be his next bestseller. With the prevailing perception that meetings are ‘punishment’, ‘a complete waste of time’, and ‘like the dentist’, GiveMore.com is committed to developing messages and material that help leaders kick-off and support their necessary meetings in a fresh and more meaningful way.
Sam and his team at GiveMore.com began seeing a trend with their customer base. “Our customers told us they’ve been using our short books and videos to open, kick off or support their meetings”, said Mr. Parker. "What we’ve heard from managers and meeting and event planners is that they have read all of the tips on how to have a great meeting, but lack the tools to make that happen,“ said Sam.
Recognizing that void, GiveMore.com has developed products based on Sam’s creative content that will help engage meeting attendees and spark meaningful conversations. From short videos based on his books, to small pocket-sized versions of the material with messages such as ‘Be no ego’, ‘Be Resilient’, and ‘Be Complainless’, GiveMore.com hopes to make it easier to build quality connections in the workplace.
“Virtual meetings, mobile messaging and the reduction in meetings due to budget constraints are reducing the number of face-to-face interactions and it’s become more and more difficult to capture people’s attention in a meaningful way,” explained Parker. The company’s goal is to create products that help leaders make meetings more useful and interesting while staying connected to their goals, projects, and initiatives.
With no shortage of creative ideas and content, the company plans to roll out several new products in 2012 including the introduction of a new line of employee recognition cards. “We’re helping people connect so everyone wins. No one needs another meeting to fill or kill time. We need meetings to help us get better and make good things happen.”
Sam Parker co-founded GiveMore.com along with Jim Gould in 1998. Located in Richmond, Virginia, GiveMore.com is a group of people creating no-fluff messages to help kick off or support daily/weekly/annual meetings, company goals, projects, events and conferences (with no corporate eye rolling talk).
Sam is the author of two bestselling books – 212 The Extra Degree® and Smile & Move™ . His 212 philosophy has caught on at some of the top U.S. companies and professional sports teams and led to speaking engagements across the country.
Sam’s books also include Love Your People®, Cross The Line™ and Sales Tough™. GiveMore.com is the publisher of all but one (long story). You can email Sam directly at Sam(at)GiveMore(dot)com. If you are slightly more daring, call him at (804) 762-4500 ext.303.