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What's The Price Tag on Your Office Meetings?

Natalie Brooke | Posted 02.03.2016 | 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 ...

How Smart Employees Play Hard to Get

Brian de Haaff | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

In every company there is always at least one of them. The one who has to be first at everything. You know who I am talking about -- you might even be next to him in a meeting right now.

P.I.M.P. Your Conference Calls

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Oliver Leung

My very first conference call was on a landline with two other friends. It blew my mind. Back then, calling a third party became a party. Little has ...

This Is Every Meeting You've Ever Been In ... OMG ALL OF THEM

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy

Let's face it, there are two inescapable truths in this universe. One, starting sentences with "Let's face it" is about the coolest thing a writer can...

Why we may want to go 'old school' for our next meeting: How technology may be undermining our learning and performance

Craig Dowden | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Craig Dowden

Technology has undoubtedly taken a firm grip on all areas of our lives. In our offices, laptops, iPads, and the like have been integrated into almos...

The Secret of Getting Noticed by a Recruiter: 6 Networking and Resume Tips for Introverted Job-Hunters

Davis Truyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Davis Truyen

One of the best tools is LinkedIn. With your professional, interactive and impressive profile, it will let you create relationships with potential employers. But how do you use LinkedIn properly?

If You Want to Be on Time, Make Sure You End on Time

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
The University of Central Florida Forum

Because there is less time to get a positive result, the need to produce under the threat of running out of time creates excitement. Meetings can have that same energy, however it is important to keep a few things in mind.

Life Lesson From My Broken Toothbrush: How to Look Out for Small Signs of Life

Davis Truyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Davis Truyen

One day, while I was brushing my teeth in the bathroom, my toothbrush was suddenly broken into two pieces. Holding the broken piece in my hand, I ...

Meetings - The Best and Worst from 2015

Shani Harmon | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

CO-AUTHORED BY RENEE CULLINAN Is it possible to do a Best and Worst list for meetings? While most people would argue that there is no such thing as a...

Unexpected ideas for leading productive meetings

Margaret Molloy | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Margaret Molloy

When was the last time you left a meeting with that energized feeling of having accomplished something meaningful on an initiative? How many meetings ...

Meeting Manners

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Having sat in innumerable meetings of all types, from the simple one topic in and out types of gatherings to the hour's long complex multi faceted o...

Communication Strategies That Help an Introvert Get More Influence in an Extrovert World

Davis Truyen | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Davis Truyen

Not very often that you luckily find a job that matches your personality. Sometimes you fall in a job that is totally a contrast to your personality.

A Meeting Of The Minds

Dorothy Howe Kelley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Dorothy Howe Kelley

If it is true that we what focus on expands, then this club has made it astonishingly clear that we are in much more control of our future that we previously believed.

7 Ways An Introvert Can Handle A Coworker Who Won't Stop Talking

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Dear Val, I sit right across from a coworker who frequently thinks out loud by talking to me whenever she...

How To Be Heard When You Aren't The Loudest Voice In The Room

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on We’ve all been there: the staff meeting that seems to go on forever with co-workers arguing the fin...

3 Meeting Survival Tips For Introverts

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Dear Val, How do I survive the “theater of meetings”? As an introvert, I don’t feel c...

How Extroverts and Introverts Can Understand Each Other

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on A while ago, I received a letter from a reader named Lily, who describes herself as extremely quiet and s...

Get Your Meeting Mojo On: 7 Steps You Can Take to Change the Culture of Meetings

Judith Humphrey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Judith Humphrey

What can you do to change this unproductive and debilitating culture? Lots! There are seven steps you can take to get your meeting mojo on and shine as an example to others in these daily interactions.

The Ultimate Guide to Hollywood Meeting Terminology

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Development and acquisition talk can be another language to some. Below we will cover some of the most common terms that screenwriters may come across.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain, But I'll Talk to You Anyway

Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

Call it the Law of Unexpected Utility. By definition, you cannot know when you meet someone today where that person will land tomorrow. If you make every decision by asking "What will I get in return?" you'll miss out on these moments of serendipity.

The Art of the "5 Minute Grab"

Shani Harmon | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

Not every conversation needs to occur in a conference room. In fact, done well, a hallway conversation can work even better for quickly sharing time sensitive information, flagging a potential issue, or making a simple decision. The key to making a "5 Minute Grab" work is having a very clear purpose and providing only the essential information.

Take 'Yes But' Off the Table

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

In some environments it's harder to create positive cultures than others. Phil Moore, Managing Partner of Porter Keadle Moore, an Atlanta based accounting firm says, "As accountants, our job is to find the bad stuff that other people can't see, so it's easy for our default to be negative."

3 Things My Sons Taught Me About the Perfect Meeting

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Jeanne M. Stafford

We're so often trapped trying to balance work and family lives, we sometimes miss how one can inform the other. YES! A "family" experience can communicate to the work world -- and vice versa!

The Real #1 Factor That Determines the Value of a Meeting (Psst! It's Not an Agenda)

Renee Cullinan | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

In many organizations, meetings have become the end rather than a means. When our calendars are overloaded, we feel important and necessary. Many people have lost sight of the fundamental purpose of meeting - to come together to produce high quality dialogue.

How Great Leaders Get More Done In Meetings

Kenny Kline | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

Put simply: The way a person runs meetings says a lot about the way he or she runs a company. Improve meetings, and you're likely to improve the whole business. Here's how to get it done.