Meeting Management

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.

Rushing to a big meeting?

December 1, 1997 Categorized in: Meetings

Give yourself an extra few seconds before you burst in.