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Does Your Calendar Have A Chokehold On You?

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. I've yet to see a résumé -- and I hope I never do -- that lists "attends meetings well" as a skill. Yet attending meetings ends up being a key component of many jobs. And it's stupid.

Are Your Meetings Collaborative... or Just Crowded? Four Factors to Consider.

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

We were helping our client Sandra spring clean her meeting calendar last week paying particular attention to her recurring meetings -- those time sucking (and often soul sucking) meetings that once calendared, never seem to go away.

Four Secrets to Successful Meetings

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

We've all had them: marathon meetings that go on longer than Claudia Schiffer's legs. They're usually the result of bad preparation and a few people who love the sound of their own voice and talk in circles.

How to Have a One-on-One Meeting

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

First, it's important to understand why to have a one-on-one meeting. If you've been referred or met someone at an event that you consider a prospect (they told you that they're interested in doing business with you or hiring you), then that's probably a good reason for you to meet with them.

The Importance of Being Businessworthy

Per L. Saxegaard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Per L. Saxegaard

We want the world to know: there are better ways of doing business -- effective ways -- that lead to stability and peace. Just look to the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace honorees. We need more like them now.

Be Thanked for Running a Great Meeting

Matt Abrahams | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Matt Abrahams

It is possible for meetings to be effective and efficient. In fact, you can actually structure and run meetings that people are excited to attend. But it takes preparation, a smooth preamble, and effective paraphrasing.

Goldilocks Goes to a Meeting

Renee Cullinan | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

Some meetings are too hot. Some meetings are too cold. And some meetings -- a very few --are just right.

How You Can Master Social Selling to Get in Front of Any Customer

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

If you run a small-business or a small marketing team you can't market like McDonalds or probably even your largest competitor. So why bother trying?

How To Ruin Conference Calls

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Conference calls, web meetings and screen shares. We all love them. We all use them. We also all know that at least 20 percent of all conference calls and virtual meetings are a total waste of time and money. All because the following characters below ruin them.

How to Make Every Meeting Wildly Productive

Honoree Corder | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Honoree Corder

I've gotten much more effective regarding meetings over the years, and I've identified three ways to help you make every meeting wildly productive and worth having:

Did Boring Business Meetings Kill Barbie?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

While Barbie was busy becoming a tech entrepreneur, the company that makes her was mired in old-school business bureaucracy. Mattel Inc., which ow...

Principles for Effective Meetings

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

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10 Reasons Why Effective Meetings Are So Important

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

"Our leadership meetings are a good use of time." ...

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

The Lost Art of Underthinking

Rich Siegel | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rich Siegel

It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a battalion to put together a banner ad. A small army to to spit out an FSI. And a full-blown coalition to concept a simple TV spot. Not since the last congressional caucus have I seen so many people accomplishing so little.

Excessive Talking Can Be a Killer

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Rather than the pay-off of praise from the finished project, people feed on the payoff from promises of what's to come. That makes executing the actual plans much less exciting--and much less likely to get done.

Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By taking just a few moments to refrain from cramming one more thing on your device before a meeting, you could have a much more productive meeting that adds so much more value than the things you would have done on your device.

Hunter Stuart

6 Ways To Make Meetings Significantly Less Miserable

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said that meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. That's a sentiment many of us a...

7 Must-Haves for Effective Meetings

Gina DeLapa | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Running effective group meetings isn't hard -- it just takes planning, practice and a healthy sense of urgency. Your reward for all this discipline will be less stress, more time for the work that matters most and a team that thinks you walk on water.

10 Tricks To Appear Smart During Meetings

Sarah Cooper | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon. When this happens, it's good to have some fallback tricks to fall back on.

Rules Of Engagement For Remote Working

David Obrand | Posted 08.23.2014 | Small Business
David Obrand

Meetings hold great potential if they work for your staff and not against them.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

Make Meetings Meaningful

Jay O’Connor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Small Business
Jay O’Connor

Rethinking your meeting strategy can leave you with more time and a more tuned-in staff. Technology, choice and brevity are within reach, and are likely to succeed in making your small business meetings more personal and more effective.

Team Meetings Are Not a Substitute for One-on-Ones

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Bruce Tulgan

In a team meeting, it's too easy for an individual employee to hide. Managers tell me all the time about that team meeting where you want to shine a bright light on Mr. Blue, the employee who has been coming in late and taking too many long breaks.

Add Light, Not Heat, to be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Denice Kronau

During a trip to South Africa, I had the pleasure to meet a woman who is a senior executive in a large German company. We shared experiences, both pr...