Meetings

What's the perfect note-taking tool?

These days you can choose a note-taking tool that fits your work style. Consider these options from members of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

Make productive connections over coffee

Let no one tell you that a coffee meeting must end in a caffeine-dazed, unproductive parting of ways. In fact, 99u’s Sean Blanda writes that a coffee meeting can be a power­­ful way to make a connection and accomplish some real work. The catch is you have to mean business.

How to run productive project meetings

Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings for 20 years. Here's his advice on organizing and delegating tasks when you’re the project manager.

Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know

When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.

Organizing ideas with tablets

Have you ever been in a meeting and needed to aggregate ideas and then organize them into projects? Here are several mind mapping apps worth trying, suggests marketer Kimberly Deas.

Set the stage for a meeting note-taker

High-speed presentations, rambling discussions, unclear decisions, and vague action items at meetings without agendas make life hard for meeting note-takers, writes Lynn Gaertner-Johnston. Here are a few of her tips for organizing meetings that are easier to record.

Give them food for thought

Here's an inexpensive tactic that could elicit great suggestions from employees who might not normally volunteer to contribute.

Strive to take better meeting notes

Poorly written notes from a meeting may result in confusion over who is supposed to do what moving forward. To keep assignments clear and concise, follow these tips.

Scheduling tricks for multi-time zones

If you have contacts scattered around the globe, it’s important to make sure you’re correctly scheduling meetings across all time zones, writes technology expert Dave Johnson. Here’s how.

Do you make meetings painful for others?

Not everyone loves meetings, and no one can stand the people who show up and just make things worse. If you don’t want to be one of those people, blogger Alison Green has a list of 10 behaviors you need to be sure to avoid.