Rules for first-time meetings

  • August 08, 2016

If you are meeting a business contact for the very first time, ensure that you make the best possible impression. Follow this advice.

How to hold a productive meeting

  • July 12, 2016

Team meetings are the equivalent of football huddles. As such, they are one of the most visible arenas in which you can exert control over the players.

5 signs your meeting was a flop

  • June 27, 2016

It doesn't take much for even the smallest and shortest meeting to go off the rails ... and even put a damper on the ones that come afterward.

Top 8 meeting pet peeves

  • March 17, 2016

Below are the meeting behaviors people find most annoying, according to a study. Are you guilty of committing or condoning any of them?

Minute-taking Q&A: 3 expert answers

  • March 09, 2016

With everything that’s at stake in today’s challenging times, it’s no wonder that employers prize accurate minute-taking skills more than ever before....

Call an impromptu meeting

  • February 23, 2016

Pulling a group of people to­­gether at the last minute (something all managers run into from time to time) presents a number of challenges.

3 steps to becoming a meeting facilitator

  • November 06, 2015

Meetings that consist of you standing up and doing all of the talking make it hard for your team members to engage and may just waste their time, says leadership...

6 ways to make meetings more productive

  • September 29, 2015

Staff meetings can prove hit or miss. If everyone contributes to a meaningful discussion of a relevant topic, then the gathering makes sense. But if the leader rattles...

Make your meetings discussion-based

  • July 08, 2015

People sometimes default to ­presentation-style meetings, but that’s not always the best way to get your ideas across to your audience.

Tech-free meetings improve ideation

  • May 19, 2015

More and more research is surfacing that indicates that technology hurts your ability to understand and process important information. The next time you conduct a...

Avoid saying these 5 things in meetings

  • November 17, 2014

Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one...

Keep virtual meetings on track: 5 tips

  • September 18, 2014

It’s hard enough to keep face-to-face meetings on schedule. But conference calls can become a noisy free-for-all. Here’s how to run them smoothly.

Address meeting disrupters

  • September 01, 2014

Disruptive behaviors in meetings are irritating to all attendees—not to mention time wasting. Use these tips to put a stop to disrupters and run smoother...