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...

What have you been using OneNote for?

  • May 22, 2014

Question: "I have been hearing a lot about OneNote in Microsoft Office. I am curious if anyone has ever used it, and to what degree they did. If they did use it, did...

How to run productive project meetings

  • February 26, 2014

Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings for 20 years. Here's his advice on organizing...

3 tech tools make meetings matter

  • December 23, 2013

Using a few tech tools can make your meeting and your note-taking go a lot smoother. Christopher Null at PC World offers three suggestions to get the job done easier.

5 tips for a successful off-site meeting

  • August 14, 2013

Holding meetings in the same surroundings day in and day out can lead to stagnant employees, allow for habitual interactions among co-workers and stale thoughts. So,...

Difficult people killing your meetings?

  • August 10, 2012

A consultant who was running a daily meeting for 20 employees at an insurance company noticed that he had two ramblers taking his meetings off track. Solution? He...

In praise of stand-up meetings

  • July 09, 2012

Nothing conveys urgency and efficiency like being on your feet during a daily meeting. Stanford Business School professor Bob Sutton observed this as he was co-writing...

Turn your meetings into action plans: 5 tips

  • June 26, 2012

You won't find many people who love meetings. That might be because attendees often feel like meetings are a waste of time. Turn your meeting minutes into an action...

Keeping a ‘meetings warrior’ organized

  • May 31, 2012

Not all executives are content to have access to documents only on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. If you work for a boss who still depends heavily on paper and...