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Why Your Meetings Should Have Fewer Than 8 People

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Quality Meetings  There are many mistakes that people make when running meetings, one of the most common of them being a lack of consideration around who they invite to their meetings. Deciding who to invite to a meeting can be tough because you don’t want anyone to feel left out or forget to invite someone important to a meeting. However, by inviting too many people to a meeting, you can unintentionally decrease the quality of the meeting. According to research on group size, the most productive meetings have 5 to 8 attendees. If you invite too many people to your meetings, the following can happen: People are less candid and become more reserved Difficult topics and decisions are taken offline There

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5 Steps to a Successful Software Proof of Concept

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Maximize the benefits of your project Not all resource booking and meeting management software will meet the needs of your company. That’s why it’s important to do a proof of concept (POC) in order to determine how software will function in your organization.  A proof of concept, also known as a proof of principle, is a partial solution that involves a small number of users. The objective of a POC is to determine whether software satisfies certain requirements and to test the vendor’s claims. It entails setting up the software in-house to run on your machines and in your environment to ensure that it functions as expected. It’s no different from taking a car for a test drive before you buy it. Here are 5

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  • Not all resource booking and meeting management software will meet the needs of your company. That’s why it’s important to do a proof of concept (POC) - learn 5 steps to perform a successful POC.
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How to Start Meetings in a Way That Grabs and Keeps People's Attention

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Get off to a Good Start  If you tell your team that you’re about to have a meeting, it’s more likely that you’ll be met with a chorus of groans than delight. One of the main reasons that meetings are held in poor regard is because they are seen as boring and a waste of time. But the problem isn’t meetings in and of themselves—the issue is that many meetings don’t start right. The first few minutes of a meeting set the tone for the rest of the meeting. If you start off the meeting on the wrong foot, people are going to be taken off track or will zone out altogether. Here are some tips for starting meetings in a way that gets and

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Types of Meeting Personalities and How to Interact with Them

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Why should I Consider Different Types of Meeting Personalities? In business meetings, you’re bound to come across a multitude of personality types. Before having a meeting, it’s important to consider who will be present and the strengths and weaknesses of each attendee’s personality. Treating all meeting participants in the exact same way can be counterproductive because each person is motivated by different things. It’s important not to make assumptions about team members and how they will respond to activities and presentations. The following are some of the 'unique' personalities you’re likely to encounter and how to embrace each of them.   The Leader The leader is the person who sets the tone and agenda of a meeting and

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  • In meetings, you come across a multitude of personality types that may influence the outcome of a meeting.
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Team Calendar Outlook®: The Benefits of Using a Group Calendar

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The Benefits of a Shared Calender Studies have shown that properly managed telecommuters are more productive than full-time, in-office workers, and a key tool that enables companies to effectively manage remote workers and coordinate team projects is a web-based team calendar. A team calendar software for Outlook® keeps remote workers and employees who are frequently on the road connected to your company. It offers a centralized way to set up meetings and projects. A group calendar can be viewed 24/7 from any web-enabled device. Project managers, consultants, salespeople, and other employees can access their team calendar when they are out of the office visiting clients or attending to other matters. They can use the group calendar to keep track of meetings, conference calls, and

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  • Not only does a team calendar for Outlook® improve internal communication, it also enhances the visitor management process
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