Meetings

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.

Avoid saying these 5 things in meetings

Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one another’s company. They “are also a place where people jockey for position, work out disagreements and hurt each other’s feelings,” says Gretchen Rubin. She outlines some phrases that can really serve to undermine others.

1-Minute Strategies: October '14

Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work ... Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen ... Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?

7 great meeting icebreaker tips

Getting meeting participants comfortable with one another and ready to work can be a big challenge, particularly when individuals don’t know each other or have worked together only once or twice. Here are icebreaker tips to move past that awkward stage and get things rolling.

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.

Meetings made easier at airports

Welcome to the future, where flying into a city for a meeting or business conference might mean venturing no farther than the airport itself. With travel budgets shrinking, flying in and out of an airport on the same day after having a meeting is becoming a legitimate option, travel and meeting professionals tell New York Times reporter Amy Zipkin.

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.