Meeting Management

The monthly department meeting is next week, and you’ve already heard from four people who want to appear on the agenda. You expect a few more to chime in. It’s your job to create an agenda that affords adequate time for each item, as well as to make sure the meeting runs smoothly and ends on time. Your best approach? Annette Marquis, co-owner of TRIAD Consulting, recommends building an adjustable meeting-agenda template in Excel.
You may not realize it, says executive coach Jenni Prisk, but your boss might love to have you as his or her mentor.

Rescue the boss from meeting hell

December 1, 2005 Categorized in: Meetings

Meetings are notorious time-wasters, so protect your boss from ineffective sit-downs. When someone invites your boss to a meeting, ask these five questions:
When you socialize at a business event or wait for a meeting to begin, you can use the opportunity to forge relationships and let your personality shine.
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.
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!

P.S. Postscript

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Project ManagementTravel

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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.