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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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There's Never a Meeting Room Available at My Office. What Should I Do?

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When All Conference Rooms are Booked There’s nothing more frustrating than looking for a conference room for a meeting or event at your office, only to find that all of the rooms are booked up when you need them. As a last resort, you might be able to get an executive assistant or meeting manager to boot people from the meeting rooms they have booked, but this is not a long-term solution to meeting room shortages. What can companies do to ensure that meeting rooms are available to people when they need them, without having to move into a new office?   Provide Meeting Spaces of All Sizes When most people think of meeting rooms, traditional boardrooms come to mind.

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The Future of Videoconferencing

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Back to the Future Flash Back In movies and TV shows like 'Back to the Future' and 'The Jetsons', the concept of video calls seemed like a distant reality. Now that technology has become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Videoconferencing has been transformative in the business world, as it has allowed telecommuters and business teams across multiple locations to meet face to face despite physical distance. On the campuses of large companies, it can take 15 minutes to walk from one building to another for a meeting, so videoconferencing is becoming increasingly commonplace, even in co-located offices. Videoconferencing also helps businesses lower costs related to hiring by minimizing the need for travel. Anytime and Anywhere Part of the

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Why Project Managers Need a Resource Booking Tool

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The Right Resources at the Right Time Project management is all about managing tasks, timelines, and resources carefully. The discipline of project management has gained popularity in the last few decades due to its effectiveness in helping organizations complete tasks and successfully execute projects in a timely fashion. Although there are many things involved in planning and executing a project, time and resource management are critical to completing a project successfully. The word, “resources,” refers to all resources required for a project, including human resources, financial resources, meeting rooms, equipment, and more. Resource allocation involves planning all of the resources required for a project so that you only utilize the resources required and you can ensure that the resources you need are available when you need

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