Meetings

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.
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.