If you live in Palo Alto, San Francisco, or San Jose, you might be suffering from meeting glut. The Silicon Valley region holds more meetings than any other U.S. metropolitan area. And it's costly. The U.S. wastes $37 billion dollars in unnecessary meetings each year, according to one estimate.

The below inforgraphic from Pulp PR and app creator Refresh highlights several ways you can optimize every meeting, so you can get in, get out, and get on with it.