Meetings

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.
Great corporate events, the ones where everything goes well and everyone has a good time, don’t just happen. They’re always the result of plenty of hard work and a great deal of planning.

What’s the perfect note-taking tool?

February 19, 2014 Categorized in: MeetingsTaking Minutes

These days you can choose a note-taking tool that fits your work style. Consider these options from members of the Young Entrepreneur Council.

Make productive connections over coffee

February 13, 2014 Categorized in: Meetings

Let no one tell you that a coffee meeting must end in a caffeine-dazed, unproductive parting of ways. In fact, 99u’s Sean Blanda writes that a coffee meeting can be a power­­ful way to make a connection and accomplish some real work. The catch is you have to mean business.
Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings for 20 years. Here’s his advice on organizing and delegating tasks when you’re the project manager.

Organizing ideas with tablets

January 21, 2014 Categorized in: MeetingsOrganizing

Have you ever been in a meeting and needed to aggregate ideas and then organize them into projects? Here are several mind mapping apps worth trying, suggests marketer Kimberly Deas.
High-speed presentations, rambling discussions, unclear decisions, and vague action items at meetings without agendas make life hard for meeting note-takers, writes Lynn Gaertner-Johnston. Here are a few of her tips for organizing meetings that are easier to record.

Give them food for thought

December 23, 2013 Categorized in: MeetingsTeamwork

Here’s an inexpensive tactic that could elicit great suggestions from employees who might not normally volunteer to contribute.

Scheduling tricks for multi-time zones

August 30, 2013 Categorized in: Meetings

If you have contacts scattered around the globe, it’s important to make sure you’re correctly scheduling meetings across all time zones, writes technology expert Dave Johnson. Here’s how.

Turn meetings into relationship builders

June 26, 2013 Categorized in: Meetings

Meetings tend to get a bad rap. People complain that they stir conflict and competition among co-workers and generally represent a waste of time. It doesn’t have to be that way. Executive coach Mary Jo Asmus offers six ideas for organizing better meetings that can help strengthen workplace relationships.
If you find yourself repeating the same words over and over when you take minutes, Executive Assistant Nickey Christmas, who blogs all things PA, EA and VA related on her Practically Perfect PA blog, offers a good list of verbs “that you can slot into the minutes as and when you need them.”