Meeting Tips

  • How to Increase Participation in Meetings

    Keep Them Interested: How to Increase Participation in Team Meetings

    Given a choice, many employees would elect to avoid the typical office meeting whether it is virtual or conducted in person. While these meeting-averse employees appear to listen as colleagues and bosses seek solutions to unresolved company challenges, visions of piles of incomplete paperwork dance in their heads. This does not mean that company issues […]

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    9 Tips for a Great Powerpoint Presentation

      PowerPoint presentations represent a paradox. A truly excellent PowerPoint slideshow should not be the memorable aspect of the presentation. Rather, it should make the message memorable. On the other hand, a truly terrible PowerPoint presentation will be remembered, while the intended message is forgotten altogether. The same tools and techniques required to develop strong […]

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    When Is The Best Time To Schedule a Meeting?

      How much thought do you give when you schedule a meeting? Most people look through their calendar to find an open time slot during the week, and send out a meeting request. Whether you’re having a meeting with your team, or with a prospective client, the time and day the meeting is held has […]

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    A Quick Guide to Shorter Conference Calls

    The MIT Sloan School of Management estimated that in traditional corporate models employees spend about six hours a week in meetings. A widely cited National Statistics Council estimate backs up, it states that employees spend as much as 37 percent of their time in meetings. That’s a whole lot of time not spent performing essential […]

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    How to Start a Meeting Like a Pro

    As a business owner, manager or board officer, you may be asked or required to facilitate a business meeting. Knowing how to start a meeting is important yet it isn’t something that is usually taught in school or provided as part of employee training programs. Guessing, coming up with your own format or mimicking the […]

  • Business team concluding an agreement with a client in a meeting room

    Top 3 Tips to Drastically Improve Client Communication

    Client communication isn’t always cut-and-dry, nor is it always a pleasant experience. Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings, frustration, missed deadlines and even lost clients. It is important to learn best practices for communicating with clients regardless of the situations that arise. Not only does good communication keep things running smoothly, but it also adds […]

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    What Executives Want to Hear in a Presentation

    From sales proposals to project presentations, showcasing your information to executives can be a daunting task. However, with a few key rules of thumb, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the art of presenting to executives. The Proof is in the Pudding When presenting to executives, are you backing up everything you say […]

  • Ice Breaker during a Team Meeting

    Jumpstart Your Meeting with These Icebreakers

    Team meetings can be stressful for some employees who are unsure of expectations and the participation level of fellow team members. In some cases, employees join a team with preexisting work conflicts that could hurt the possibility of building a stronger working relationship. One way to release stress from the unknown is to use icebreakers […]

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    The 3 Pillars of a Successful Presentation

      You have a meeting set with the executives of a potential business client. You have one shot to win them over and close one of the biggest contracts for your company. What’s your plan to blow their minds? Most presentations that we hear today focus more on the explaining the data, and not on […]

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    7 Key Elements for a Successful Kickoff Meeting Agenda

      In last week’s article, we talked about how client project kickoff meetings lay the foundation for the ongoing businesses relationship with clients. This week we will expand on the important elements are of a good kickoff meeting agenda, and why you shouldn’t overlook them. An effective kickoff meeting should be done through an organized […]

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    5 Tips for a Successful Kickoff Meeting

    The kickoff meeting is where the real work starts. For you, it’s an opportunity to manage expectations of your client and to gather important information for the successful completion of the project. For the client, the meeting gives a better understanding of your team capabilities and the project work that will be done. The kickoff […]