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What if attendees remember nothing from your meetings?

Andrea Driessen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Andrea Driessen

7 important ways to boost learning Given the amount of time we spend surrounded by computers--at work, at home, during commutes and yes, in meetings-...

5 Killer Top Tips to finding your perfect Venue!

Emma Bellis Ferreira | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Emma Bellis Ferreira

Are you breaking into a sweat and having sleepless nights over organising your company's Christmas Party or Annual Conference? Or are you a cool as a ...

Conference Call Hack: How to Use WhatsApp for Your Business Calls

Brian Hughes | Posted 11.05.2016 | Technology
Brian Hughes

Image credit: Chonlachai / Is your business drowning in meetings and conference calls? The average employee attends a staggering 62 ...

Seven Ways to Double or Triple the Value You Get From the Next Meeting, Conference, or Trade Show You Attend

Peter Shankman | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Peter Shankman

Take it from someone who keynotes at over 250 corporate events, conferences, trade shows, and meetings around the world: You can double (or even triple) the value of any event you attend by spending a few hours doing the simplest of things long before the event starts.

Become a Productivity Genius By Taking Out These 5 Useless Activities Out of Your Business

Ahmad Raza | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Ahmad Raza

Productivity is a combination of clever planning and hard work with fully focused efforts. In simple words, it is using your time the best you can and providing 100% results. While, this is something that's expected out of every business and employee, staying productive is not as easy as it may sound.

Meeting Off Track? Facilitators Keep Meetings From Derailing

Adriana Girdler | Posted 08.10.2016 | Business
Adriana Girdler

Critical meetings are not productive, effective or efficient. So, what can you do to keep your company's top minds on track and the meeting agenda on the rails? Simple. Call in the cavalry - in this case, that's a neutral, independent meeting facilitator. You may be wondering what a professional facilitator will bring to your meeting, but it's really about what they won't be bringing.

The Most Important Meeting No One's Having

Alex Charfen | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Alex Charfen

I'm referring to what's called the Daily Huddle, and it's one of the most effective tools for building and reinforcing culture that a manager can have. This group meeting creates connection and alignment through consistent sharing of key metrics, accomplishments, goals and organizational direction.

Collaborative Overload? Stop the Madness.

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Is your week filled with meetings, huddles, stand-ups and project group get-togethers? Staff meetings, feedback meetings, customer meetings? For many of us, we spend so much of our work week speaking and listening and working toward consensus, that we have little or no time to do the work that needs to be done by ourselves, in deep thought.

Is Breakfast the New Lunch?

Peter Aceto | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

I am lucky in that rising early comes naturally. I am most alert and energetic in the morning. But I've also set priorities that work with my natural rhythm and support both my professional and personal responsibilities.

Meetings Tricks So You Don't Waste Your Workday

Adriana Girdler | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Adriana Girdler

Too many meetings is often cited as the number-one time wasting culprit at work. Unproductive meetings are a deadly drain on our time! When you ask people about the meetings they attend at work, most professionals admit they have a tendency to miss meetings (or at least parts of them).

The Insignificant Mother

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

It started before the meeting even began. Emails, phone calls and discussions between you all to synchronise diaries and finalise a time and location that suited everyone. Everyone, of course, except the insignificant mother.

6 Ways to Say 'I Don't Know' With Confidence, Credibility and Class

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Many professionals fear speaking to their boss or a roomful of strangers not because of the planned presentation, but for the unplanned: what if they ask me a question I can't answer?

How Much Are Meetings Really Costing Your Company?

Larry Kim | Posted 05.17.2016 | Science
Larry Kim

They're not only boring your employees and colleagues to tears--meetings could be costing your company millions. In fact, a 2014 study by Bain & Comp...

The Dark Side of Collaboration

Shani Harmon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Shani Harmon

Only recently have thought leaders begun to recognize the dangerous dark side of collaboration and the impact it is inadvertently having on the most generous employees.

Meeting Speak Cheat Sheet

Sarah Cooper | Posted 04.25.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Not sure what your coworkers really mean during meetings? Use this handy meeting speak cheat sheet to figure it out.

Spring Breakdown

Jeffrey Roach | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Jeffrey Roach

Last November, Ken and I celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Alone. Which, for the two of us, is pretty rare.

How -- and Why -- to Take Your Life Back From Email

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

I don't mean to suggest that email is not a powerful or efficient tool. But like most tools, its value depends on how we use it. To make email a more powerful and efficient tool, I suggest three main strategies.

Maximize Your Time, Not Your Hours

Shani Harmon | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Shani Harmon

Despite how it feels, the situation is not hopeless. The most successful leaders have found a way to maximize their own productivity even in the face of infinite demands. How? First and foremost by adopting a mindset that "My time is the most valuable resource I have and therefore how I use it determines my success."

3 Ways to Combat Meeting Fatigue at your Company

Gabriel Bristol | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Gabriel Bristol

I am sure that many of you reading this have sat through more than one meeting and thought to yourself, "This is such a waste of my time, I could be d...

3 Ways to Cut Your Daily Work Interruptions

Curtis McHale | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Curtis McHale

Nobody wakes up hoping to get little done in the day and to be distracted by a bunch of things that don't really matter. Despite this, that's what many office workers do unknowingly. Here are three ways you can cut those distractions and pull productivity out of that black hole.

"No, I'm not Coming to Your F***ing Meeting"

Michael S Solomon | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

For managers, meetings are mission critical. It is during meetings that we plan, mentor, hold accountable, align, check-in, etc.. But for the 80% of people in an organization who actually do the heavy lifting (sorry, low blow -- especially coming from a manager), most meetings are time lost.

3 Things Managers Can Do for Gender Equality (Leading to Better Teams and More Profits)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

While it must be recognized that there are systematic barriers and HR policies that formally contribute (or don't contribute) to gender equality, here are three practical tips that managers can employ if they want to start removing gender bias from their organizations

Why We Invite Our Entire Team (and Their Families) to Our Annual Meeting

Jim Pickell | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Jim Pickell

I have recently published this blog in the 'CEO World Magazine', and would like to share it with you here to get your thoughts (direct link to CEO Wor...

Don't Break These 8 Rules for Effective Remote Meetings!

Daniel Threlfall | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Daniel Threlfall

Holding meetings is an art and a science. But with remote meetings, it's art and science at a whole new level. Sometimes the remote factor makes mee...

What's The Price Tag on Your Office Meetings?

Natalie Brooke | Posted 02.02.2017 | Business
Natalie Brooke

If you are familiar with the show, "The Office," you may recall Pam and Angela's Party Planning Committee, and their many lengthy, pointless meetings ...