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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.

Meetings in Wonderland

Renee Cullinan | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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?

Rules Of Engagement For Remote Working

David Obrand | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
David Obrand

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

How Businesswomen Can Learn to Speak Like Pros

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If someone in the boardroom asks your opinion, don't say "I think we should." Say "we should." There is no reason to qualify your opinion.

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.

What's Your Meeting Brand?

Shani Harmon | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

Many leaders operate as if their meeting brand doesn't directly affect their professional brand. We're here to argue that they're one in the same. Most professionals spend the majority of their work day in meetings; their perceptions of one another are based on what they see during these.

Optional Obligations

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lita Smith-Mines

There's something about the making of plans and the scheduling of meetings that doesn't seem as concrete as it used to be. Have you noticed it as well...

Spring Cleaning Your Calendar

Renee Cullinan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Cullinan

We all know the satisfaction and relief -- the sense of space -- that comes from spring cleaning our closets. Calendars are like closets. If your calendar runneth over and you don't have time to breathe, it's time for a spring cleaning.

10 Food Hacks For Workplace Wellness

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

We hope to use this toolkit to convince HR directors, caterers, hotel chains, event planners, and some of our gracious bosses that it's easy to put together a satisfying and delicious meal or snack that won't undermine the health of their employees and guests.

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.

Can Faculty Meetings Actually Be Fun?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Faculty meetings can be a real drag. They can also be tools for exciting engagement. Teachers are so busy. They deserve to be recognized and have their time valued.

10 Types of Co-Workers Who Are Late to Everything

Danny Rubin | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Don't be the guy or girl who's perpetually late. Your reputation depends on it. Know any of these folks at work? I bet you do.

Do You Have Too Many Meetings?

Charlie Kim | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Most people would answer a definitive YES to this question. In fact, dig deeper and people are often slaves to their calendar, as if it has a life...

Women at Work: The Language of War and the Invisible Codes of Honor

O'Brien Browne | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

If a businesswoman doesn't command this language, men think she doesn't "get it." If she does, people say she's not a "real" woman. To make matters even more complicated, what men say and how they strut, huff and puff may have very little to do with how they act in reality, away from the battlefield.

Third Metric Meetings: Reinventing the Modern Meeting

Renee Cullinan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Cullinan

Imagine this: You have fewer meetings because you've chosen wisely. To those meetings that you do attend, you bring a strong intention and full engagement. As a result, connected, conscious dialogue flourishes. Others feel seen, met, and heard. High-quality work gets done.

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...

Meeting Notes and the Hearsay Rule

Brad Reid | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

If one is inclined to make notes of meetings, it is best to do so as a matter of routine on a regular basis. These notes should be stored in more than one secure and tamper-proof location and format.

If You Call a Meeting, Call It By the Right Name

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Brainstorming" gets a bad name, meeting goers get pissed, and the person who called the meeting loses major points. Simply put, not all fruits are bananas.

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?

Driving Relationships

Preston Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Preston Smith

I don't own a garage door opener, so I park in my driveway to save a few steps after a long day at work. Living in an older neighborhood in San Jose, Calif., this is typical of most of my neighbors too.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business

It doesn't take too much to derail your workday. The usual suspects? Your constantly ringing phone, endlessly populating social-media feeds, your emai...

Top 10 Conference Hotels Worldwide

GAYOT.com | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel
GAYOT.com

Do you want an elite place to meet? For your next conference, check out, then check in to one of the Top 10 Conference Hotels in the World.

How the Psychology of Meetings Matters (and Why You Should Care About It)

Tom Lowery | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

Do you like meetings? I'm willing to bet most of you will say no. Let's face it -- very often meeting managers are too focused on what they're saying as opposed to engaging others.

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

Kill the Breakfast Meeting

Rana Florida | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

It's time to kill the breakfast meeting. Kill it dead. I seriously think the first breakfast meeting was convened by a bitter boss who was unhappy with their family life, couldn't wait to get out of the house in the morning, and wanted to inflict pain on subordinates.