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Space Is Where the Magic Happens

Nesrin Everett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Nesrin Everett

Recently I had two afternoon meetings: a thirty minute meeting starting at 3pm and another at 5pm. Both were located within 15 minutes of each other.

The Chokehold of Calendars

Mike Monteiro | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Mike Monteiro

Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same way. Calendars are a record of interruptions. And quite often they're a battlefield over who owns whose time.

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.

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.

What Are the Five Best Practices for Tweeting From Conferences?

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Mona Shattell

Dr. McLemore's good friend and colleague, Steph Herold, Deputy Director for The Sea Change Program developed a set of best practices for use of social media at professional meetings and conferences.

Emily Peck

Why Walking Meetings Can Be Better Than Sitting Meetings

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business

The characters on "West Wing" had it right.

When Is a Good Conversation Bad?

Shani Harmon | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

Effective decision-making requires the obvious ingredients: accurate information, good criteria and shared context. But there's another factor that is equally important, but rarely considered: The intention and orientation that the participants bring to the conversation.

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.

3 Habits Killing Your Productivity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

In our attempt to be better at our jobs, to be more accessible and more open to new opportunities which could be your next big break, you may actually be engaging in habits that are hindering you.

The Two Meetings That Should Be Mandatory

Renee Cullinan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

It's easy to assume that because we named our company "Stop Meeting Like This" that we think meetings are bad. It's important to clarify that we believe meetings are an essential forum for collaborating, sharing information and making decisions. In fact, what we want to talk about today is the two meetings every company should be having.

10 Tricks To Appear Smarter In Meetings

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business

Are you worried that you have to pay attention or be competent to seem smart in meetings? Stop worrying.

How to Diplomatically Get Out of Horrible Meetings

Tom Fox | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Tom Fox

Most of us leave any given meeting knowing immediately if it was successful and useful or not, but rarely do we step back and take a full audit. I've started doing this -- setting aside time at the end of the week to look at my calendar, identify all the meetings I attended and then grade them.

We Have to Stop Meeting Like This

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

So many meetings, so little time. We've all been there -- from the PTA to the corporate board room -- we're drowning in ineffective, poorly planned meetings, frustrated that we can't get better organized to save ourselves precious time for innovation and implementation.

This Flowchart Proves 99 Percent Of Work Meetings Are Garbage

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business

If you’re having trouble deciding whether to attend a meeting, we’ve created this nifty flowchart to help.

The One Change That Changes Everything for the Better

Shani Harmon | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

Here at Stop Meeting Like This, we have adopted a new practice when we meet with each other or with clients. Meetings are scheduled for 20, 45, or 75 minute increments.

Personal Technology in Meetings

Jim Joseph | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Jim Joseph

The truth is that the workplace has evolved, as has how we interact with each other in meetings. What was once considered rude is now SOP. Everyone understands the need to multi-task and everyone is taking advantage of the technology that can help us get it all done.

2014: The Year We Confronted the Meeting Menace

Renee Cullinan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

We have met the enemy and it is us. The secret is out - we're wasting hundreds of hours and millions of dollars in pointless meetings across organizations both big and small.

US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

Barry Whyte | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Barry Whyte

With the exception of royalty, spelling and humour (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business.

7 Platforms for Free Conference Calls

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

The word conference used to be something that only business magnates used to use, people with high rankings in the business scene. Nowadays, anyone can create a quick conference call with anyone they like; their business partner, their associates, or just a newcomer who needs to be told what to do. It's all possible, at no cost.

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." ...

Breaking Through the Plexiglass for a Real Connection

Shani Harmon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

If you recognize human connection as a success strategy for managing stress in challenging environments, you're much more likely to value it and seek it out - even in a virtual environment.