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7 Professional Things You Should Do and Say at Business Meetings

Basic manners matter most during huddles with your team or negotiations with a client

Basic manners matter most during a negotiation with a potential business client or while presenting the companyâs latest numbers to your seniors.Aside from the ABCs of professionalism like dressing properly or coming on time, here are a few more notes on good ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | November 03, 2018 08:00:00
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5 Ways Pointless Business Meetings Hurt Your Bottom Line

You can't run an organization without meetings but you could likely run it better with fewer, better ones

You wake up and glance at your calendar. You notice that at 2 p.m., you have a business meeting. There’s an instant feeling of dread, and it's still hours away.Meetings have long been a necessary evil for businesses, but they can be ...

by John Rampton  | August 27, 2018 02:00:00
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Why Elon Musk Hates Meetings

He called them a 'blight' on effective company operations

Whether a meeting is a dramatic negotiation or a time suck, they are an aspect of business that are tough to avoid. One business leader who really isn’t a fan? Elon Musk, whose days have recently consisted of sleeping on his factory floor and skipping ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 22, 2018 12:00:00
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Want to Close 10x More Deals? Have More In-Person Meetings

You can't see eye-to-eye unless you're in the same room

There are fewer in-person meetings today than ever. Much like handwritten notes, in-person meetings have largely fallen out of popular use. Yet, just like handwritten notes, there is deeply inherent value to having in-person meetings. They allow for more meaningful and open dialogue ...

by John Rampton  | March 13, 2018 08:00:00
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Data Doesn't Lie: Shorter Meetings Can Make You 3X More Productive

More than 78 percent of people feel AI will improve their productivity by more than an hour a week

Love them or hate them, meetings are part of life as an entrepreneur. The average professional spends 31 hours per month in meetings — that’s more than 15 full days a year! Meetings take up a lot of time, and it’s not just the ...

by John Rampton  | February 23, 2018 08:00:00
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(Infographic) How to Master Meetings

Steps to solving conference call woes and make the most of your meetings

There are between 36 and 56 million meetings every day in the U.S, but rampant inefficiency costs the economy over $1 billion each year. Luckily, there are many ways to eradicate the most common meeting malfunctions, allowing your company to boost productivity ...

by Emily Conklin  | November 21, 2017 06:00:00
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7 Ways Business Meetings May Be Killing Your Profits

If you're not learning from or contributing to a meeting, you should get up and leave

Meetings are a staple of office culture. Offices exist so that employees have the ability to collaborate, speak face-to-face and communicate effectively on projects and tasks that affect multiple individuals.On the surface, then, meetings may seem like a productive tactic; led by a ...

by Jayson Demers  | October 25, 2017 06:00:00
Startup Tips

5 time management techniques worth using

Avoid procrastination and make use of your time wisely with these techniques.

If you read every time management book ever written or go to every time management seminar offered, you'll be able to boil all the technique "stuff" down to just a few things worth doing. Let me save you some time and talk ...

by Att and Dan S. Kennedy  | April 29, 2015 09:00:00
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Why successful people never bring smartphones into meetings

Here are reasons to think twice before bringing your smartphone into the meeting room.

You are annoying your boss and colleagues any time you take your phone out during meetings, says research from USC's Marshall School of Business, and if you work with women and people who are over 40 then they're even more perturbed by it than ...

by Travis Bradberry  | April 17, 2015 11:00:00