Meeting Management

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Posh, private settings for VIP meetings

July 1, 2007 Categorized in: Meetings

Small, luxurious, boutique hotels offer an ideal setting for a “boutique business meeting,” where attendees feel appreciated and pampered. Is a boutique hotel or inn right for your next off-site meeting?
Are you considering holding your next big business event at a resort? Aim to site-inspect as much as you can before you leave home, advises Amy Pfeiffer, managing sales director for the Walt Disney World Resort.

Travel healthier

July 1, 2007 Categorized in: Travel

Travel healthier by knowing what’s in those airplane snack packs.
It happens at meetings more often than it should: Co-workers bad-mouth one another’s work in front of the group. Nothing is quite as frustrating as being “cut off at the knees.”
Seating arrangements become the top priority when planning a successful off-site meeting. Here’s how to set up the room—no matter what the meeting’s size—to make sure attendees can see, hear and be heard.
“Write this down in the minutes,” demands a board meeting attendee, implying that his clout alone should be reason enough for you to do what he says, right or wrong. In such a situation, you could use minute-taking standards.

Help preserve America’s history

June 1, 2007 Categorized in: Travel

Help preserve America’s history while you’re vacationing this summer by staying at one of the Historic Hotels of America …

Turn around an unproductive meeting

May 1, 2007 Categorized in: Meetings

Turn around an unproductive meeting by saying, in a neutral voice, “I’m sorry, may I interrupt?”
Headed to a conference soon? Plan a better business trip for you or the boss with these five tips.
The next time your frequently traveling boss lands in another city with nowhere to hold a meeting but a hotel lobby or Starbucks, suggest a temporary office. These spots may be geared toward local start-ups, but they’re also a good fit for someone working on the road.

How to reserve the best table

April 1, 2007 Categorized in: MeetingsOrganizing

Snag the best table in the house when making a reservation on behalf of your boss.
Avoid feeling frustrated in a meeting when no one introduces you to the group. Resolve to introduce yourself the next time it happens.