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Meeting Management

Successful meeting management is a cornerstone of good office management – and that’s where Business Management Daily can help.

From thorough meeting event planning to taking minutes that accurately reflect the content of the meeting, our checklists and articles help improve your meeting management.

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If your meetings have become too lengthy, borrow a tip from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
When you lead town hall meetings and other presentations over the phone, you must find ways to raise employees’ alertness level. But how can you connect with dozens of listeners if you cannot see them?

Innovation doesn’t have to come only from isolated geniuses who tinker on sprawling campuses where the name of the company is mown into the lawn. But to get bold ideas, it's time to get audacious.

When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.
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 and delegating tasks when you’re the project manager.
These days you can choose a note-taking tool that fits your work style. Consider these options from members of the Young Entrepreneur Council.
Let no one tell you that a coffee meeting must end in a caffeine-dazed, unproductive parting of ways. In fact, 99u’s Sean Blanda writes that a coffee meeting can be a power­­ful way to make a connection and accomplish some real work. The catch is you have to mean business.
Poorly written notes from a meeting may result in confusion over who is supposed to do what moving forward. To keep assignments clear and concise, follow these tips.
You’ve prepared the meeting agenda and presentation materials and secured all the necessary participants. But how do you keep the meeting on track when a few bad apples threaten to throw your meeting off track?
Follow these five steps to ensure that your meetings are efficient, as well as beneficial to the bottom line.
If you have contacts scattered around the globe, it’s important to make sure you’re correctly scheduling meetings across all time zones, writes technology expert Dave Johnson. Here’s how.
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, what should you do? Change your environment. Take the meeting off-site.
Meetings tend to get a bad rap. People complain that they stir conflict and competition among co-workers and generally represent a waste of time. It doesn’t have to be that way. Executive coach Mary Jo Asmus offers six ideas for organizing better meetings that can help strengthen workplace relationships.
How many times has your company or department held brainstorming sessions to generate fresh ideas? Guess what? That method is a creativity killer.
If you find yourself repeating the same words over and over when you take minutes, Executive Assistant Nickey Christmas, who blogs all things PA, EA and VA related on her Practically Perfect PA blog, offers a good list of verbs “that you can slot into the minutes as and when you need them.”
Here are three websites to help you become a master organizer of meetings and events both large and small.

For some people, a computer will never replace a pen and paper for note-taking during meetings. But for others, electronic notes may make more sense, especially if they have to share them electronically anyway. Here are three questions to determine which way is best.

The best meetings don’t happen by accident. For Al Pittampalli, author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting, the key to worthwhile meetings is to distribute relevant material to participants ahead of time, and hold them accountable for reading the content.

If you want to get the most for your money when booking meeting or event space, you need to negotiate, says Anthony Coyle-Dowling. Don’t just accept the price you’ve always paid for the place you usually use or take the first price you’re quoted at a new location.

High-speed presentations, rambling discussions, unclear decisions, and vague action items at meetings without agendas make life hard for meeting note-takers, writes Lynn Gaertner-Johnston. Here are a few of her tips for organizing meetings that are easier to record.

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