Meeting Management

Do your office meetings suffer from a case of “all talk and no action”? You (yes, you) can fix that with this tactic.
You can’t force your boss to unplug or forget about work while on vacation, but you can make it easier for him (and you) with this plan:

Head off surprise assignments.

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

Head off surprise assignments.

In step with technology

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Meetings

If you’re spending too much time managing who can use which meeting room when and what equipment they will need, turn to software for a solution.

P.S. Postscript

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Project ManagementTravel

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Here’s a quick gift of tips to get back seconds, minutes, even hours. After all, we’re entering the season that’s more demanding on our time than we ever thought possible!

Book a better deal for travelers

December 1, 2004 Categorized in: Skills CheckTravel

You can make travel arrangements that are cheaper and better for your boss if you pay attention to a few details.
When just the thought of creating the official meeting minutes makes your writing hand freeze, take note: Preparation starts well before the meeting. Keep this simple checklist handy:
Casual. Corporate casual. Business casual. Smart casual. Resort casual. Don’t leave meeting attendees baffled about your event’s dress code. Explain what you mean by "business casual" or "corporate casual," etc. with examples of appropriate attire.

Estimate appointment delays.

April 1, 2004 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

What to do when your boss is late.

Fine-tune your agenda

March 1, 2004 Categorized in: Featured ArticleMeetingsOrganizing

For your meeting to model efficiency, ensure that the agenda includes these five elements.
Someone always comes late. Someone goes off on a personal tangent. Someone adds her “two cents” and butts in no matter what. If the participants often derail your meetings, start each one by agreeing on the ground rules, advises Charlie Hawkins, author of First Aid for Meetings.

Don’t get burned with contracts

July 1, 2003 Categorized in: NegotiatingTravel

Signing a contract is always a hair-raising and nervous experience. But signing a hotel, convention center or other facility’s standard contract for your company could damage your organization’s financial well being. To protect yourself, ask to review the standard contract, but consider that as only a starting point.