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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 …

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 …

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. …

Best Time To Hold Business Meetings Is When?

Best Time To Hold Business Meetings Is When?

Studies show there is no best time to hold a business meeting. However, acceptable times for having meetings can depend on the culture of a corporation, career type, work group, or country.
The key to finding …

Minding Meeting Manners – Do’s & Don’ts

Minding Meeting Manners – Do’s & Don’ts

Since meetings continue to grow in popularity for group communication in business, people need a reminder of how to best take advantage of them. I’ve taught people to work in teams and how to have …

How To Prevent Repetition From Dominating Meeting Time

How To Prevent Repetition From Dominating Meeting Time

How many meetings have you been to where you felt like saying something or the eye rolling of other meeting attendees means they seem to be thinking “please shut up so we can continue” to …

Turn Meetings Into Pep Rallies Of Productivity

Turn Meetings Into Pep Rallies Of Productivity

Everyone has to attend or lead meetings at some time, but not all meetings are created equal. How many people dread going to any meeting verses a particular meeting? How many people feel the attended …

5 W’s And An H For Meeting Invitations

5 W’s And An H For Meeting Invitations

Looking for a way to improve meetings? Then, start with pre-planning to make sure the meeting is the best possible. Once it has been determined a meeting should be held it is important to invite …

Bosses Need Gift Of Better Meeting Leadership

Bosses Need Gift Of Better Meeting Leadership

Studies show millions of meetings are held each day in the United States and that thousands of dollars are spent per meeting hour where the meetings include multiple executives as attendees. Are all these meetings …

Three Phases Of Value-Added Meetings

Three Phases Of Value-Added Meetings

To accomplish valuable work during a meeting, the meeting should follow the three phases that a meeting goes through. These are opening the meeting, accomplishing the primary purpose, and closing the meeting.
·Opening the meeting includes taking …

Are Meetings Producing A Loss Or A Gain?

Are Meetings Producing A Loss Or A Gain?

Almost everyday people in organizations have to attend meetings. Has anyone at the organizations looked at those meetings to determine if they are productive?
Does anyone in the organization know if the meetings were beneficial enough …

Ten Ideas To Encourage Individual Involvement In Interactive Meetings

Ten Ideas To Encourage Individual Involvement In Interactive Meetings

Most interactive meetings require all team members openly communicate on agenda topics while participating in decision making and problem solving.
Active participation in meetings yields better results than those meetings where people passively sit listening and …

Ten Ways To Increase Group Participation In Team Meetings

Ten Ways To Increase Group Participation In Team Meetings

Leaders have found that meetings where team members openly communicate on business topics and participate in problem solving yields better results than those where people sit and listen. 
There are different levels of participation in meetings; …

The 3T Rule For Meeting Agendas

The 3T Rule For Meeting Agendas

Is a great agenda really the cornerstone of a successful meeting? Yes, if the agenda is written before the meeting and the meeting leader gets everyone’s agreement on the agenda at the start of the …

How Can We Get Off This Rabbit Trail?

How Can We Get Off This Rabbit Trail?

How many meetings have you been to where the meeting topics are abandoned while someone goes off on either an unrelated or vaguely related subject?
In the world of meeting facilitation, this wasted time on unrelated …