Meeting Management

People talking a mile a minute, not staying on topic, moving on to the next issue when action items are still clearly hanging … these things are just plain going to happen when you’re a minute-taker. But you can’t exert a whole lot of control over the unruly group in that conference room. What you can control is the structure you’ve set up well in advance to handle any meeting.
16 widely varied questions about taking minutes answered.

4 ways to stretch your budget

September 2, 2016 Categorized in: Travel

Small budgets and the need to save money for the company are the reality for many organizations these days. Writing at, Brian Hughes shares tips for finding cheaper travel plans and activities.

Save money with these 5 travel apps

August 3, 2016 Categorized in: Travel

When it comes to business travel, the company wants to save as much money as possible.

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.