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Top 5 Tips for Productive Meetings

Top 5 Tips for Productive Meetings

As pointed out in an earlier post, it is worth thinking twice before scheduling a meeting and preferable to first consider whether the meeting is really necessary. When you do arrange a meeting, make sure it is as productive as possible. 1. Be clear about what you want to achieve. This could be one of…

How to create a Professional Image for your Small Business

How to create a Professional Image for your Small Business

Setting up your own business is a dream for many and a reality for those brave enough to take the initial steps. Having your own business can provide a great deal of satisfaction but it can be hard at the initial stages as you are having to contend with competitors who are often well established…

Meetings – Quote of the Week

Meetings – Quote of the Week

“I don’t know the statistics, but I’m willing to guess that the executives of corporate America spend 70 to 80 percent of their time in meetings. I do know that most of those meetings… are 70 to 80 percent posturing and leveling… The posturing is gratuitous, and the leveling is better done elsewhere. This alone…

Bored meetings require slick admin

Bored meetings require slick admin

A friend of mine complained bitterly the other day about the ten pages of ‘minutes’ she had to write for the quarterly board meeting she recently attended.   “It takes me hours to write these up and half the time I can’t make sense of my own notes and who said what” she said. “I’m…

The importance of business travel

The importance of business travel

Travelling for business may sound like a waste of time, as digital communication has enabled companies to stay in contact anytime. On the other hand, discussing proposals in person can in fact prove more efficient and less disruptive. So for some in the business world, travel can be an important to a certain position. This…

Hold a Business Meeting in a Hotel

Hold a Business Meeting in a Hotel

So many people today use Skype and email for business that the art of face-to-face meetings is gradually dying out. It is usually smaller businesses which opt for these cost effective virtual ways of getting across their opinions. Meetings and conferences are often conducted virtually, but this does not mean that the traditional methods are…

Pic of the Day: Meetings

Pic of the Day: Meetings

If you have ever worked in a large company you might be familiar with the scenario in today’s picture. Thankfully, once you become an entrepreneur and work for yourself this sort of thing becomes a thing of the past. Then the only meetings you have will either be with clients or suppliers. Each meeting is…

I’m Really Busy

I’m Really Busy

I used to work in the very frenetic and pressurised world of the London media market. It was a great job, exciting, demanding and rewarding in many ways. It was here that I first came up against the “I’m really busy” syndrome. At first I thought that I must be doing something wrong because although…

Benefits of a multi-day conference

Time and money have always been a major consideration for businesses, even more so in the current financial climate. With budgets tight, many companies are looking to trim back expenditure by reducing travel costs, slashing marketing budgets and even downsizing the number of staff. Company conferences and events have also seen financial cuts. However current…

The importance of meeting space for startups

It is very important for any small business to create a good impression. Whether it’s a potential employee or a big-money client, appearances and perceptions are everything in business. An increasing number of entrepreneurs and small business startups are indicating that coffee shops are no longer an appropriate venue for holding business meetings. Business critical…

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