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The Two Meetings That Should Be Mandatory

Renee Cullinan | Posted 03.05.2015 | 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 02.27.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 01.26.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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.

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 ...

Knotes From Asimov: Creativity Comes When It's Not Your Job

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Amol Sarva

Unearthed! Isaac Asimov's private letter to a U.S. military research project back in the 1950s -- how can the military be creative and come up with the best fresh ideas to help defend America from a ballistic missile attack?

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.

8 Ways to Take Your Meetings Outside Of The Office

Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel

The great news: you’ve just gotten the OK to travel somewhere cool on your company’s dime. The less-great news: even if you find yourself on a tro...

Turn a Conference Room Into a Jam Session

Tom Sturges | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Tom Sturges

If the forum is created to allow and encourage innovative thinking, the creativity will unspool, and find its rightful place in the room, bringing with it crisp new ideas and myriad possibilities going forward. Just like musicians do, over and over.

Meetings and Productivity: An Interview with Wayne Turmel

Phil Simon | Posted 11.08.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

Researching Message Not Received, I have come across some pretty powerful collaboration tools. Yes, there is life beyond e-mail. More and more of us a...

The Busyness Dilemma: The Five Reasons We Secretly Like Being Busy (And Why We Should Break the Habit Anyway)

Renee Cullinan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Cullinan

The way we see it, busyness is a seductive trap too many of us fall into. While getting out isn't easy, or necessarily comfortable, it's the only path to living a more intentional, focused and productive life. Or as Arianna calls it -- it's the only way to thrive.

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...

How to Prepare for a Brainstorming Session

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

The few days before a brainstorm session begins -- the "incubation time" -- is often the difference between brilliance and boredom. Unfortunately, most companies don't get this.

7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business

"We judge books by their covers, and we can't help but do it," according to University of Toronto psychology professor Nicholas Rule. Not only do we m...

Team Performance - in a F*L*A*S*H*

Shani Harmon | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

First there were Flash Mobs. Then there were Smart Mobs. Now, enter Flash Teams.

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.

Meetings in Wonderland

Renee Cullinan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Renee Cullinan

Too often, we embark on the journey like Alice in Wonderland, with only a vague destination in mind and no sense of the path it will take to get there. And then, because it feels like forward momentum, we schedule a bunch of meetings. We're moving now, aren't we?