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Knowing When to Speak Up in a Meeting and When to Keep to Yourself

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At an organization, your leadership potential and capabilities will be judged by your ability to contribute in meetings. Your participation in meetings and the things you say off the cuff are more important than what you say in a prepared speech or presentation because it is what you do every day. Speaking up in a meeting can help you move up in your career, while holding back can hurt it. Don’t wait till others ask you to contribute to say something. Speak up if you have something to say. But there are also times when you should stay quiet. Here are some tips to help you speak—or not speak—in your next meeting.     When Speaking Up in a Meeting Challenge Yourself

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How to Get Your To-Do List Done When You’re Always in Meetings

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Each morning, you start your workday with the intention of getting some heads-down time to finish all of those tasks that have been nagging at you for weeks. But by the end of the day, you still don’t have them done, the tasks carry over to the next day, and the cycle repeats itself. You can’t seem to make any progress between meetings because it’s not quite enough time to get in the zone and concentrate on finishing the tasks. You wait until you can find the perfect time to get the tasks done in one sitting, but that perfect time never comes. Before you know it, deadlines are looming and you need to stay late for a few days to knock the tasks out. While

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How to Make the Best Invitation for a Business Meeting

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A meeting is an important gathering of people exchanging ideas, information, and opinions. The first step to calling people to come together for a meeting is by writing a meeting invitation. Writing a good meeting invite can be daunting if you don’t know where to start. Make sure that your meeting invitation contains key details that answer the following questions.    Who?   Who will be attending the event? Are participants allowed to forward the invite to others?     What and Why?   What is the purpose of the meeting? It’s important to give meeting attendees a chance to prepare for the meeting by providing them with details about the meeting’s objectives. If there is an agenda for the meeting,

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The Biggest Meeting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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How much time at work do you spend in meetings? If you’re like most people, probably a lot. While well-thought-out meetings have the capacity to encourage people to take action, strengthen relationships, and improve collaboration, poorly planned meetings can have the opposite effect.   A good number of meetings that are held in the business world are a waste of time. Don’t be one of those meeting organizers. Learn how to conduct more effective and productive meetings by avoiding these common meeting mistakes.   No Agenda or Goals   Meetings with no agenda are destined for failure. You need to have a clear idea of why you are pulling people together into a room. A meeting agenda lays out a defined purpose for

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  • What is the biggest meeting mistakes and how do you avoid them?
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Designing a Positive Visitor Experience That Leaves a Strong Impression

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We all know that first impressions count. When you invite a potential business partner to your office, or you host a group of clients for a lunch meeting, you want to be sure that the experience from the moment they walk in the door is one that will leave them with a positive image of your company. Before mapping out how you will create a positive visitor experience, it’s crucial to identify who your visitors are and why they are visiting you. Map out the ideal experience for each visitor type and scenario separately.   Identify Touchpoints   Once you have identified who will be visiting your office and why, determine which touchpoints visitors will interact with at your office. They may include the

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  • A positive first impression when you invite visitors to your office counts.
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