Meetings

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.

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.

How to host successful conference calls

February 3, 2015 Categorized in: Meetings

Conference calls don’t always go smoothly, but they’re an important part of business communication, and knowing how to organize one correctly can help ensure success. Jennifer Hyman Sutton, COO of mobile communication tool Lua, offers these tips to help you do just that.

How to host effective business meetings

January 15, 2015 Categorized in: Meetings

People dread business meetings where nothing gets accomplished. To help you make every meeting worthwhile, Entrepreneur’s Stan Popovich offers tips to ensure meetings aren’t just useless time sinks.
Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work … Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen … Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?

7 great meeting icebreaker tips

September 22, 2014 Categorized in: Meetings

Getting meeting participants comfortable with one another and ready to work can be a big challenge, particularly when individuals don’t know each other or have worked together only once or twice. Here are icebreaker tips to move past that awkward stage and get things rolling.
Poorly written notes from a meeting may result in confusion over who is supposed to do what moving forward. To keep assignments clear and concise, follow these tips.

Meetings made easier at airports

September 2, 2014 Categorized in: Meetings

Welcome to the future, where flying into a city for a meeting or business conference might mean venturing no farther than the airport itself. With travel budgets shrinking, flying in and out of an airport on the same day after having a meeting is becoming a legitimate option, travel and meeting professionals tell New York Times reporter Amy Zipkin.
When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.

4 statements can kill your meetings

July 9, 2014 Categorized in: Meetings

To make meetings productive, John Brandon suggests keeping these four statements out of the conversation.

Get the team together for a huddle

June 9, 2014 Categorized in: MeetingsTeamwork

Many of us work with colleagues who are based in different places. Coordinating progress and figuring out how to work together can be a time-consuming endeavor. That’s why Huddle is a lifesaver.

Micro-meetings find a home in hotels

June 6, 2014 Categorized in: Meetings

Not all meetings take place in large conference centers these days. Intimate meeting spots are popping up in hotels and office buildings, Ryan Rudnansky writes.