Meeting Management

The best times to make travel plans

June 15, 2016 Categorized in: Travel

Sometimes last-minute scheduling for company trips is the only option, but you should try to avoid it to save money.

Making virtual meetings effective

May 24, 2016 Categorized in: Meetings

Running a succesful virtual meeting takes just as much preparation as a real-world meeting. Here are some tips.

Tips for pain-free conference calls

January 29, 2016 Categorized in: Meetings

Conference calls can be productive or a chore. Here are some tips to making your calls pain free from U.S. News & World Report’s careers editor, Laura McMullen.

Which PreCheck program works for you?

December 3, 2015 Categorized in: Travel

The United States has several expedited screening programs for frequent fliers, and now’s the time to apply for one, says Zachary M. Seward, vice president of product and executive editor of Quartz. Check out the benefits of each of these four programs.

3 secrets of successful walking meetings

November 12, 2015 Categorized in: Meetings

People who participate in walking meetings are 5.25% more likely to report being creative at work than those who don’t and 8.5% more likely to report high levels of engagement with their jobs, found management professors Rus­­­sell Clayton, Chris Thomas and Jack Smothers. They surveyed 150 working adults to obtain that data and learn some essential elements of successful walking meetings.

3 steps to becoming a meeting facilitator

November 6, 2015 Categorized in: Meetings

Meetings that consist of you standing up and doing all of the talking make it hard for your team members to engage and may just waste their time, says leadership expert Dan McCarthy. You’ll accomplish more if you let go of your power and become a meeting facilitator. McCarthy suggests taking these three steps.

4 tips on traveling with your boss

October 22, 2015 Categorized in: Travel

Taking a business trip with your boss can be a great opportunity to improve your relationship, but it can also be stressful if you aren’t prepared, says U.S. News & World Re­­port Careers Editor Laura McMullen. When you don’t plan ahead, you risk showing your boss you’re disorganized and may not be able to handle the responsibility of business travel.

Tech tool helps keep attendees engaged

August 19, 2015 Categorized in: Meetings

Attentiv is a new meeting platform that will help you design an agenda, take notes and even offers anonymous communication for those who are too introverted to speak.
Meetings are important for introducing new ideas and fostering discussion in the workplace. But when people don’t know how to participate or run a meeting, they waste everyone’s time and sabotage a great idea, writes John Brandon for Inc. Here are some tips for engaging in a productive one-on-one meeting.

Make your meetings discussion-based

July 8, 2015 Categorized in: Meetings

People sometimes default to ­presentation-style meetings, but that’s not always the best way to get your ideas across to your audience.
Several mobile apps claim to track miles you’ve driven. Some are very good, and others lack ease of use. After testing multiple apps for this, we found MileIQ.

Read the fine print on in-flight data cost

June 5, 2015 Categorized in: Travel

Some airlines are now selling in-flight data packages instead of providing unlimited Wi-Fi at a flat rate, reports Runway Girl Network contributing writer Paul Thompson. The problem with this model is that you can use up a data package very quickly and going over can result in additional charges.

Banish those boring meetings

April 21, 2015 Categorized in: 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.