The Importance of Starting and Stopping Meetings on Time


The Executive Decree – “We will start meetings on time, and we will end meetings on time.” At the beginning of my first meeting at a new client, I arrived early and picked my spot near the far corner of the conference room table (I prefer to sit near the corner of the table closest […]

How to Schedule a Meeting With Someone You Don’t Know

So you are looking to schedule a meeting with someone you don’t know very well… What is the correct protocol to ask for a meeting? How do you get the meeting without seeming like a jerk? What if they turn you down? These questions can cause you anxiety, especially if you’re an introvert who is […]

How to Follow Up on That Unanswered Meeting Request

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Sometimes simply scheduling the meeting can be the hardest part. You were at an event last night and met Brett. He had some awesome ideas to help your startup so you got his card and he suggested you get together soon. The next day you email him to schedule a meeting but you never hear […]

8 Meetings Worth Attending

It’s no secret that leaders have differing views on meetings.  Some meet far too often, while others don’t believe in meeting at all. Frankly, it’s not about how often you’re meeting, but rather what those meetings are accomplishing. We wanted to see what type of meetings work at successful businesses, so we asked Ernst & […]

7 Steps to The Perfect Meeting Agenda

7 Steps to The Perfect Meeting Agenda According to a study conducted by Verizon Business, meetings are the #1 time waster in the workplace. They are often unorganized, have no purpose and go off-topic. It’s also no mistake that most of these meetings are missing a clear meeting agenda. Meeting objectives give adults a reason […]

Words of Wisdom For The Project Manager

This week we had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Harrin about some of the pain points project managers face and how to fix them. Elizabeth Harrin, MA, FAPM, MBCS is Director of The Otobos Group, a project communications consultancy specialising in copywriting for project management firms. She is the author of Shortcuts to Success: […]