The rules of the meeting icebreaker

January 2, 2020 Categorized in: Meetings

Next to brainstorming and teambuilding, it may be the most dreaded compound word in a professional setting. But provided they can be kept from being too stressful or aggressive or lengthy or hokey, they really do work for helping people get to know each other.

Sound smarter in meetings

November 20, 2019 Categorized in: Meetings

Take advantage of all that time you spend in meetings. Follow this advice to impress your boss, co-workers and even the CEO during his or her occasional drop-in.

Great icebreaker: Defend your side

October 10, 2019 Categorized in: Meetings

Toss out an innocuous question and have everyone physically divide into sides.

Isn’t there an app for that?

October 4, 2019 Categorized in: Managing the BossMeetings

Effective calendar management simply cannot be handled by a robot, an application or a piece of software. It takes brain power, empathy and deep understanding.
Whether your company has a committee dedicated to safety concerns, or if you just have a monthly check-in before the doors open, there are ways to use this time more effectively.

Want your meeting to start on time?

January 3, 2019 Categorized in: Meetings

If certain people tend to arrive late for meetings, suggest these cures to your boss.

Hold that meeting somewhere different

November 1, 2018 Categorized in: Meetings

Whether you are working on a project, have meetings, lunches, or new clients visiting, offices are sometimes the perfect setting. However, they can also get old and boring after a while. A change of scenery could really do some good!

Use OneNote for meeting action items

October 1, 2018 Categorized in: Meetings

Using tags and date stamps, you can track the progress of others’ assignments in shared notebooks.

Make conference calls more productive

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Meetings

Here are some suggestions to make more people stay alert during conference calls.

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.

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.

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.