Perhaps nowhere is the traditional meeting culture more prevalent than in higher education. If meetings are sucking the life out of you, your team, or your organization, this episode of Marketing Live is for you. Author Al Pittampalli will show you – as both a leader and attendee of meetings – the path to productive, energizing, and purposeful meetings.


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Episode Host

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan

Rob Zinkan became vice president at RHB, a higher education marketing consultancy, in 2019. Rob has more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration, serving in senior leadership positions in marketing and advancement. He spent the past 17 years at Indiana University, most recently in a system-wide role as associate vice president for marketing. He also served in campus-level roles there as vice chancellor for external affairs and assistant dean for advancement. Rob holds a doctorate from Creighton University, a master’s from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s from Wabash College. He serves on the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education conference committee, contributes to Inside Higher Ed’s “Call to Action” blog, and is a recent CASE commissioner (Commission on Communications and Marketing).


Al Pittampalli

Al Pittampalli is the author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting, a manifesto written in response to an antiquated meetings system, and the 2016 book Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World. Al started his career as an IT consultant for Ernst & Young where he advised Fortune 500 organizations all over the country. Now on his own, he helps organizations like NASA, Hewlett Packard, and Abbot Labs transform their organizational cultures. Al is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business.


Rob Zinkan

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