Meeting Management

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Looking for ways to make your boss’s life a little easier on the road? Svilen Petrov, writing at Wings Journal, shares these business travel tips from frequent traveler Eric Pulier.
Not everyone loves meetings, and no one can stand the people who show up and just make things worse. If you don’t want to be one of those people, blogger Alison Green has a list of 10 behaviors you need to be sure to avoid.

Time for you to speak up in meetings

July 6, 2017 Categorized in: MeetingsSpeaking

Introverted? That’s just fine—but making your presence known in meetings is both important and totally doable.

Book flights at the right time

June 6, 2017 Categorized in: Travel

Timing is crucial when booking travel, especially when flying around the time of U.S. holidays. Here are the best times to buy for different times of the year.
Unless you’re a trained stenographer, keeping thorough minutes can be a challenge. If you’re responsible for taking minutes, here are three tips to help you improve your skills.

Avoid saying these 5 things in meetings

May 17, 2017 Categorized in: Meetings

Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one another’s company. They “are also a place where people jockey for position, work out disagreements and hurt each other’s feelings,” says Gretchen Rubin. She outlines some phrases that can really serve to undermine others.

11 tricks take the stress out of flying

April 6, 2017 Categorized in: Travel

Maya Hu-Chan offers these tips to take some of the stress out of flying and help you feel more refreshed when you land.
Gail Taymor loved her new admin job at a big architectural firm—for exactly nine days. Then her boss asked her to take the minutes at the monthly board meeting.

6 ways to fly like a real road warrior

February 2, 2017 Categorized in: Travel

Traveling for business can be one giant headache after another, especially if you’re new at it. Here’s some advice for streamlining the process from regular business travelers.

Use Google Flights for travel deals

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Travel

Here are some of the engine’s tricks to make travel booking even easier.

How exactly do you ‘do coffee’ anyway?

December 1, 2016 Categorized in: Meetings

Anna Marie Clifton, writing at The Muse, offers tips to get better at “doing coffee.”
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.
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