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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
News and Events

(Infographic) A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake

Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that solve problems and move a business forward. Clearly, everyone should strive for the latter case. How ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 22, 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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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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What Happened When I Made My Team Do This 19-Minute Meeting Every Morning

This 19-minute meeting will make your team more productive every day

Let's be real, guys. Team meetings are often the No. 1 waste of time for companies. But, you're not just wasting time with bad meetings. You're pouring money down the drain.That weekly meeting you have with your top executives? Depending on how much you pay ...

by Tommy Mello  | January 26, 2018 12:00:00
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Too Many Meetings Suffocate Productivity and Morale

If you're spending more than 20% of your time in meetings, you're not working fast enough and upsetting employees

Early stage companies have many demands on an employee's time. From getting the product built to marketing for new customers to getting the capital lined up, it is a never ending battle to fit in all that work in a limited amount of time.But, ...

by George Deeb  | December 15, 2017 06:00:00
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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
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4 Reliable Signs Someone Is About to Waste Your Time

It's when someone's first interaction with you is about them and something they want

This internet and information age that we're living in has created some exciting opportunities. Today, we have access to information, technology and resources like never before. We live in a hyper-connected time where it's very easy to communicate and interact with potential customers ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | August 29, 2017 02:00:00
Startup Tips

9 ways to have more effective meetings (Infographic)

Don’t let your meetings be timesucks.

Meetings. What a drag they can be. They go longer than they are supposed to. Someone blabs out of turn or off topic. Your mind drifts to tasks you could be checking off instead of sitting there, stuck. Then come the action ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | April 14, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

4 business meetings you should never take

There are meetings that you should just skip if you intend to remain productive.

We already know that the world is built on connections. After all, it is about who you know and not what you know, right? With that being said, the busier you get, the less time you have to spend on unproductive meetings because, ...

by Adam Callinan  | August 24, 2015 03:00:00
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Please stop saying these ridiculous phrases at work

Can you take the challenge to stop using these 'corporate euphemisms' especially at work?

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they’re ...

by Travis Bradberry  | June 23, 2015 08:00:00