Meetings

Tips for pain-free conference calls

Conference calls can be productive or a chore. Here are some tips to making your calls pain free from U.S. News & World Report’s careers editor, Laura McMullen.

3 secrets of successful walking meetings

People who participate in walking meetings are 5.25% more likely to report being creative at work than those who don’t and 8.5% more likely to report high levels of engagement with their jobs, found management professors Rus­­­sell Clayton, Chris Thomas and Jack Smothers. They surveyed 150 working adults to obtain that data and learn some essential elements of successful walking meetings.

3 steps to becoming a meeting facilitator

Meetings that consist of you standing up and doing all of the talking make it hard for your team members to engage and may just waste their time, says leadership expert Dan McCarthy. You’ll accomplish more if you let go of your power and become a meeting facilitator. McCarthy suggests taking these three steps.

Tech tool helps keep attendees engaged

Attentiv is a new meeting platform that will help you design an agenda, take notes and even offers anonymous communication for those who are too introverted to speak.

Keep one-on-one meetings productive

Meetings are important for introducing new ideas and fostering discussion in the workplace. But when people don’t know how to participate or run a meeting, they waste everyone’s time and sabotage a great idea, writes John Brandon for Inc. Here are some tips for engaging in a productive one-on-one meeting.

Make your meetings discussion-based

People sometimes default to ­presentation-style meetings, but that’s not always the best way to get your ideas across to your audience.

Banish those boring meetings

Setting a few rules about your meetings can make them effective and energizing, writes Jenny Evans in Fast Company. Here’s how to do it.

How to host successful conference calls

Conference calls don’t always go smoothly, but they’re an important part of business communication, and knowing how to organize one correctly can help ensure success. Jennifer Hyman Sutton, COO of mobile communication tool Lua, offers these tips to help you do just that.

How to host effective business meetings

People dread business meetings where nothing gets accomplished. To help you make every meeting worthwhile, Entrepreneur’s Stan Popovich offers tips to ensure meetings aren’t just useless time sinks.

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.