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Shirley Lee

Shirley Fine Lee is a author/consultant/facilitator who helps organizations increase the capacity of employees, systems, and communications to produce results. Her book, "R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach" is a must-have guide that demonstrates effective meeting planning and management www.shirleyfinelee.com

Planning Corporate Events Using The 5 W’s

Planning Corporate Events Using The 5 W’s

Many organizations plan events yearly or for special occasions, such as anniversaries or for holidays. These events may be highly successful or they could turn out as a flop when it comes to meeting the …

Organize Email System For Better Time Management

Organize Email System For Better Time Management

Too many business professionals waste valuable time constantly checking their emails. Sending emails may also take more of time than is necessary too. Practice email organization and time management to save time when working with …

Get Emails Out Faster Using Group Names As Addresses

Get Emails Out Faster Using Group Names As Addresses

Distribution lists are used all the time in business to route items that need multiple people to review them. Have you ever wished you could send a single email to multiple people without having to …

Five Indicators When A Meeting Should Not Be Held

Five Indicators When A Meeting Should Not Be Held

Is anything to be gained by holding a meeting or is it just “the thing to do” for buy-in on a decision that is already made or a chance to vent on an unpopular idea. 
If …

Preventing Meeting Participants From Coming Late Or Leaving During Meetings

Preventing Meeting Participants From Coming Late Or Leaving During Meetings

Meeting leaders and attendees are often irritated by the disruption caused by other members who come late to meetings or miss part of the meeting.
The members who showed up for the meeting feel disrespected and …

A Dozen Time Management Do’s & Don’ts

A Dozen Time Management Do’s & Don’ts

Time management is not so much discipline as it is recognizing what you should or should not let interfere with accomplishing your desired goals.
There are many things that can get in the way of having …

Ten Ways Teams Can Motivate Team Building And Performance

Ten Ways Teams Can Motivate Team Building And Performance

Team members should understand how they are responsible for much of their own motivation and performance. Each member can help motivate other members to have better attitudes and become more productive in team work.
In many …

Four Things A Meeting Facilitator Or Leader Needs To Do

Four Things A Meeting Facilitator Or Leader Needs To Do

Meeting facilitation skills are important in the business environment. People who are good at facilitating or leading meetings conduct very effective meetings.
In well facilitated meetings there is little waste of time and highly productive results. …

Why Use The 3W Rule For Action Items?

Why Use The 3W Rule For Action Items?

How many meetings seem to generate good ideas, accomplish valuable problem solving, or make the right decision? If these meetings are producing the desired results during the time people are together, why is so little …

Delivering Presentations

Delivering Presentations

When asked to give a presentation, consider using the four P’s of presentation steps to help you with your delivery. The four P’s are: Plan, Prepare, Practice, and Perform. This article will address steps three …

Give Your Teams The Gift Of Productivity

Give Your Teams The Gift Of Productivity

Does finding the right gift to say thank you to team members really have to be hard for you?
If you are an individual or someone representing an organization that is looking for a unique gift …

Creating Business Presentations

Creating Business Presentations

When asked to give a presentation, consider using the four P’s of presentation steps to help you with your creation. The four P’s are: Plan, Prepare, Practice, and Perform. This article will address steps one …

Tips For Saving Time And Space With Files

Tips For Saving Time And Space With Files

Organization experts estimate that between sixty to eighty percent of items that are filed are never looked at again. Does this mean that people are filing too much? How does one decide what to file …

Ten Directories To Help With Following On Twitter And To Get Followers

Ten Directories To Help With Following On Twitter And To Get Followers

People can be found on Twitter to follow using “find people”, if their name or account is known by the potential follower or if they allow their email as a search reference.
Another way to find …

Six Basics Of Tweet Etiquette On Twitter

Six Basics Of Tweet Etiquette On Twitter

Twitter is a community of people seeking knowledge. Like any other community there are guidelines for how to communicate with and treat others.
Below are a few basics related to appreciation, grammar, and sharing of information …

Building Rapport With Co-Workers

Building Rapport With Co-Workers

Communication and relationships are very important in the business world. Being able to work with others is often vital to getting assigned to high-profile projects, desirable transfers, and potential promotions.
Relationship building starts with rapport among …