43 Folders has a list of 9 tips for running more productive meetings.
It's a fine list, and all based on the idea of honring "your poor colleagues' time."
Great... so when are we going to get a list of 9 ways to avoid meetings altogether. As I am now in a job that doesn't require many meetings, this is not so much a current concern of mine. But I can tell you from experience, churches may be the worst offenders when it comes to scheduling and perpetuating meetings that are a complete waste of time. I'm sure it must be almost as bad in the corporate world... it certainly was when I lived there.
Somebody out there, give us the top x ways to remain (virtually) meetingless!