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The Sins and Saviors of Business Meetings

Lisa Colantuono | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Lisa Colantuono

Those sins of deadly business meetings? Don't be a time hog. Share your thoughts and don't monopolize the meeting. Don't step over or talk on top of other people in the room and check your ego at the door.

Independence Day 2.0: More Democracy Every Day!

Lisa Schirch | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

On this July 4th, let's declare our independence from bad meetings. It's time to demand that we all be heard when we gather, not just on election day, but everyday.

How to Run an Effective, Efficient Meeting Without Wasting Everyone's Time

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Pam Stucky

I forget how much I hate meetings until I have to go to one, like I did yesterday. And let me tell you, I have some serious meeting-related peeves. I'll bet I'm not alone.

5 Ways to Make Your Meetings More Positive

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Once you have the right people in the room, it appears the secret to an effective meeting may lie in creating the right mood. Yes you heard me; it's all about the mood.

Introverts: You Don't Have to Find Your Voice

Pat Wadors | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Pat Wadors

As an introvert, how many times have you been coached to "find your voice"? Or warned not to be too quiet in meetings? To be heard? I used to think that was a prerequisite for being a great leader and for having a seat at the table.

Ask These 3 Questions to Power-Up Your Meetings

Alex Budak | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

Rather than accepting stale, vapid and mind-numbing meetings as a way of life, consider adding in these three questions to transform a meeting into an hour of team building, professional growth, and value reinforcement.

Smarter Meetings: The WHY, HOW and WHAT

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

How many internal meetings have you participated in so far this year? Raise your hand if you think there were too few. And do you have any feeling that the ones you've been to could have been smarter meetings?

Find Grace in the Moment

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Ten years ago, I had an 'aha' that helped me become happier, and more effective at work. It happened when I was in Chicago to run a seminar. From the moment I came up on stage, I could tell that the attendees didn't want to be there.

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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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.