Meeting Management

Travel light yet connected on the road

August 14, 2013 Categorized in: Travel

You need a lot of stuff to be productive on the road, but there’s still a way to get everything you need into a small bag. Travel veteran James Kendrick explains how to avoid travel nightmares with these smart tips.

Slide through customs with Global Entry

July 11, 2013 Categorized in: Travel

If your job involves arranging travel for someone who frequently does business overseas, you’ll want to consider encouraging your boss to enroll in the Global Entry program, which makes it easier for travelers returning to the United States to get through customs and be on their way.
Try taking some valuable career lessons from “Mad Men” … Change a typo in that PDF … Find the power in refusing to say “I’m sorry” … Use prepaid cards to keep tabs on employee spending.

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.
Add “investing” to your list of skills … Keep personal and professional online networks separate … Try hosting your next party at the gym … Get ready to say “yes” to napping on the job.

What to pack in a business carry-on bag

April 25, 2013 Categorized in: OrganizingTravel

Business travel can be tough, but it’s a lot easier when you pack the right accessories for the journey. Here’s a list of must-pack items from seasoned travelers.
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.”

4 products to help you beat jet lag

March 22, 2013 Categorized in: Travel

On business trips, you and your boss need to hit the ground running, but jet lag can slow you down. Here are four products that can help you arrive refreshed and ready to roll.
For some people, a computer will never replace a pen and paper for note-taking during meetings. But for others, electronic notes may make more sense, especially if they have to share them electronically anyway. Here are three questions to determine which way is best.

4 tips to help travelers beat bed bugs

February 20, 2013 Categorized in: Travel

There are a lot of worries that come with life on the road and one of the most common today is the fear of bringing home bed bugs, says Forbes contributor and frequent traveler Katie Kelly Bell. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation can cost hundreds of dollars, but bed bug elimi­­nation professionals ThermaPro have advice for keeping them out in the first place.

Quick Parts meeting management

February 14, 2013 Categorized in: MeetingsOutlook

If you frequently use the same words, phrases or paragraphs, you probably open up old meeting notices or emails to copy and paste. With Outlook 2010’s Quick Parts, you essentially have a permanent clipboard. For example, say you have specific language that you use for mandatory meetings. Here’s what to do.

Power secrets of frequent travelers

January 29, 2013 Categorized in: Travel

When the electricity goes out or gets scarce, frequent business travelers like your boss know all the top tricks to power up, discovered freelance journalist Jane L. Levere.

Get a great deal on your meeting space

January 22, 2013 Categorized in: MeetingsNegotiating

If you want to get the most for your money when booking meeting or event space, you need to negotiate, says Anthony Coyle-Dowling. Don’t just accept the price you’ve always paid for the place you usually use or take the first price you’re quoted at a new location.