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7 Must-Haves for Effective Meetings

Gina DeLapa | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Gina DeLapa

Running effective group meetings isn't hard -- it just takes planning, practice and a healthy sense of urgency. Your reward for all this discipline will be less stress, more time for the work that matters most and a team that thinks you walk on water.

10 Tricks To Appear Smart During Meetings

Sarah Cooper | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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.

Rules Of Engagement For Remote Working

David Obrand | Posted 08.23.2014 | Small Business
David Obrand

Meetings hold great potential if they work for your staff and not against them.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

Make Meetings Meaningful

Jay O’Connor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Small Business
Jay O’Connor

Rethinking your meeting strategy can leave you with more time and a more tuned-in staff. Technology, choice and brevity are within reach, and are likely to succeed in making your small business meetings more personal and more effective.

Team Meetings Are Not a Substitute for One-on-Ones

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Bruce Tulgan

In a team meeting, it's too easy for an individual employee to hide. Managers tell me all the time about that team meeting where you want to shine a bright light on Mr. Blue, the employee who has been coming in late and taking too many long breaks.

Add Light, Not Heat, to be Happy at Work

Denice Kronau | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Denice Kronau

During a trip to South Africa, I had the pleasure to meet a woman who is a senior executive in a large German company. We shared experiences, both pr...

The Four Recognizable Types in Any Group Discussion in the Office or at Home

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Sonya Hamlin

Y'know how, when you're sitting at a meeting or around the table at a family dinner discussion trying to solve something or make a plan, the same peop...

The Magnitude of Your WHAT?

Robin Korth | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

I am reminded yet again, that what seems like the awful stuff, so often becomes the good stuff. Then it becomes the really funny stuff and then the so very blessed stuff -- the rich memories and the shared laughter of being alive.

8 Business Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Follow

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Amy Arndt

"They're looking to see how you conduct yourself, how you eat, what you drink -- all of it. Your interview begins way before you think it does."

How to Get the Answer You Want

Anthony Tjan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

There is power in memorable frameworks, which is why taking accountability for structuring your communication for that next audience is so important.

8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

Many companies now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live. However, how do you run meetings like a rockstar when your entire team is not around the same physical table together?

Dirty Laundry Is Good for Your Business

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 02.04.2014 | Small Business
MaryEllen Tribby

I know I did not start my business so I could get more laundry done. I started my business so I could turn my passion into income helping other working moms make more money and live a healthy, more balanced life.

Get Focused: Know Your Type of Meeting in Order to Keep Your Project on Track

Amanda Schneider | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amanda Schneider

We've all been in a meeting that never seems to end and you wonder to yourself, "Why am I even here?" Most companies are what I like to call "meeting happy" and call meetings for just about everything and everyone is invited

3 Simple Solutions for Inspired, Innovative Meetings

Lisa Arie | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Lisa Arie

How can we consistently provoke inspired conversation in all our business meetings? What would instigate a different level of engagement? What would produce a different level of solutions so that we actually spend less time in meetings?

How to Break the Habit of Useless Meetings

David Peck | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
David Peck

Meeting unnecessarily is a kind of addiction -- we do it, but know it's bad for us. How can you get your work done when you spend, on average, 80 percent of your time in meetings?

How to Get Your Household to Run Itself

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

Having started my career in business, I now avoid formal business meetings like the plague. But I love family meetings. In fact, I think they're one of the most useful tools we have as parents.

Making Meetings Mean Something

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business
Adele Scheele

For many of us, coping with meetings is more stressful than doing the actual work -- it often feels like not much is accomplished.

Are Business Meetings Making You Dumb?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.08.2012 | Small Business

Group settings, such as business meetings, can actually diminish intelligence, according to a new study from Virginia Tech's Carilion School of Medic...

When a Bad Boss Becomes a Creature Feature

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

This experience left me with the distinct conviction that a paycheck is not synonymous with a license to bully people.

Need To Energize Your Network? Here's How

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Now really, what's the point in having a network if you rarely connect with the people in it?

3 MBA Tricks to Shorten Boring Meetings

Tim Berry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Berry

On the bad days, in off moments, it seems like my two years in business school were mostly about learning the definitions of a few key buzz words to use in meetings.

Valley Workers Go "Topless" At Meetings

Los Angeles Times | Jessica Guynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the capital of information technology, Silicon Valley may have more gadgets per capita than any other place on the planet. Yet, even here, "always ...