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5 Creative Ways to Get Your Team on Time to Meetings

team incentives

You’ve eliminated downloads, dial-in numbers and passcodes. You’ve sent free/busy polls to find the best time to meet. You’ve given your team mobile meeting apps with calendar alerts and push notifications. Still, your team arrives late to online meetings, and you’ve heard all the worst late-for-meeting excuses. Once you have all the right technology in place, and workers are still …

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The 5 Phases of a Bad Meeting Pandemic

bad meeting outbreak

Typically, a meeting will go something like this: the host sets intentions and expectations, resources and people are gathered, an invitation is sent with detailed instructions, the meeting kicks off on time with introductions, questions and note-taking spark engagement, the host wraps up with next steps and a follow-up email recaps and reminds every worker of their responsibilities and deadlines. …

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5 Most Annoying Online Meeting Personalities

annoying people in meetings

Whether you’re clicking to join or filing into a conference room, every meeting’s got collabohaters. They chomp up precious meeting time, disrupt your agenda and make it extremely hard for you to accomplish anything. Here’s a quick guide to identify some of the most annoying personalities taking over your online meetings: 1. The Vader Breather: The noisiest people during online …

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Are Your Online Meetings Missing This Key Person?

meeting yoda

Hosting online meetings requires you to wear a lot of hats and juggle lots of moving parts, but if you constantly find yourself running out of time, losing engagement or getting off track, your online meetings may be missing this key person. Why You Need a Meeting Yoda How do you ensure your meetings stay on track? Assign a Yoda, …

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5 Ways to Manage Your Energy for Meeting Marathons

energy management tips for meeting marathons

Energy management is the new time management, empowering you to take breaks and choose when you work on certain tasks according to your natural ebb and flow. But sometimes your schedule is pretty much chosen for you by invitations to meetings. How do you manage your energy and productivity at work when you can’t choose your work flow and meetings last all day? Workdays Should …

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Should You Schedule a Meeting? A Flowchart Helps You Decide

Should You Schedule a Meeting

Wait a second, should you really hold that meeting? A simple meeting tool could help you determine, once and for all, whether your meetings are truly productive or a big waste of everyone’s time. Recently, Harvard Business Review shared a five-step flowchart, created by time management coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders, to help you decide if you should hold your next …

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Productivity Tips, Meeting Hacks, Tech Toys, Oh My! Top 5 SlideShare Presentations for Work

Looking for help with business etiquette? Searching for tips to boost your productivity? Need some ideas to help your team connect and collaborate? We all want to get better at our jobs, build our network, be more productive and ultimately break through to the top. Here are our top 5 SlideShare presentations from PGi to help you climb that ladder, …

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The Best and Worst Times for Meetings

best time for online meetings

Choosing the perfect time to meet is almost as complex and challenging as executing the meeting itself. To start, you have to find a time when everyone is available across time zones and account for those who may be on flex schedules. You also have to meet at a time that attention spans and cognitive aptitudes are at their peaks …

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Resolve Your Way to Better Meetings in 2015

Resolve your way to better online meetings

A new year is upon us, and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to come up with a resolution or two for 2015. You can always go cliché with your resolutions—read more books, get healthy, call mom more, etc. But if you’re interested in skyrocketing your productivity at work, you might instead take a look at resolving to address some …

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What’s the Worst Late for Meeting Excuse You’ve Heard?

worst late excuses

Do your co-workers offer crazy excuses for being late to your virtual meetings? They may be amusing, and in our increasingly flexible work world, even permissible, but if you really want better meetings, you need a solution for those latecomers and their outrageous excuses. Excuses for Tardiness at Work Reach Bizarre New Levels Employees drum up some pretty ridiculous excuses for …

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3 Problems with Large Meetings How to Solve Them

large meetings

Large meetings can sometimes be overwhelming and complicated. Whether it’s an investor relations call, HR training or other large-scale operator-assisted conference, with potentially several thousand people in the same meeting at once, it can be tough to manage logistics and interact fluidly and efficiently. Before your large meeting begins, you should prepare and organize what you are going to say, …

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25 Must-Know Tips for Running Effective Meetings

meetings

Have you visited PGi’s Slideshare? We just recently celebrated over 100,000 views and we’re still going strong. In our latest presentation, we share 25 must-know tips in a presentation titled “The Definitive Guide to Running Effective Meetings.” These tips span 5 core areas of meetings: Scheduling, Meeting Prep, Hosting and Presenting, Following Up, and Hardware, Software and More. If you …

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Are your workplace tools driving the business results you need?

Last month I attended the Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit where Tom Austin presented on People-Centered Strategies (PCS).  In his presentation, Austin defined PCS as an organizational strategy that empowers people to take on demanding, non-routine tasks, enhances employees‚ abilities to make valuable contributions that has an impact on the business, and increases the workforces ability to do what …

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