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Productive Meetings – How to Set an Effective Agenda and Accomplish Your Meeting Objectives

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We’ve all been in meetings that veer off topic or in which participants are unprepared. In order to prevent this from occurring and avoid wasting people’s time, it’s important to start your meetings with a clear agenda. A well-written meeting agenda helps participants come better prepared and stay on task. A meeting agenda is also helpful in allocating time, getting everyone on the same page, and identifying when a discussion of a particular topic is complete. When problems occur during a meeting, a meeting agenda can bring the conversation back on course and help your team address issues. A meeting agenda outlines all of the topics that your meeting will cover and allots time to each topic. The following are some helpful tips for designing an effective

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  • Make a well-prepared meeting agenda and stay focused during your meetings.
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Now There’s a Better Solution to Booking Recurring Meetings with Conflicting Instances

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There’s nothing more frustrating than booking a recurring meeting series, only to have the request declined due to just one or a few conflicting instances in the meeting room. Thanks to the new Resource Central feature, it’s now possible to know if all meeting rooms are available for all recurring meetings.   Even if a meeting room is not available on all the requested dates of a meeting, you can still book the room for the available occurrences. When you try to book a new meeting room, the conflicting dates will all be listed and viewable at a glance. The order form will show the approved dates for booking the meeting room, so you can still book catering to be delivered to that room for those dates.

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  • It's frustrating to book a recurring meeting series if the request is declined due to a few conflicting instances in the meeting room.
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Streamline Your Daily Workflow with Floor Plan Visualizations for Meeting Room Booking

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Finding a meeting room that’s both available and appropriate for your meeting can be frustrating. You might not be familiar with all the different meeting rooms at your office, or perhaps you’re booking meetings for other office locations. Unless there is more detailed information provided about the meeting rooms, you may feel like you’re booking meeting rooms while blindfolded. This is where having access to a floor plan in your meeting room booking software can be helpful. Floor plans provide a visual representation of meeting rooms, so you can gauge the size and capacity of meeting rooms at a glance and quickly find the right space for your meeting.  Resource Central is a meeting room and resource booking tool for Microsoft Outlook® and Exchange. Because it integrates

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  • Streamline your daily workflow with floor plan visualizations when you book your meeting.
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5 Best Practices for Visitor Management

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If your business is like most, you probably receive a number of visitors on a daily basis. It can be challenging to manage visitor appointments and keep a record of all visitors at your facility if you’re relying solely on paper logs and manual processes. Implementing a visitor management system can help you record information about visitors and manage the flow of incoming and outgoing visitors, both planned and unplanned. A visitor management system helps you warmly welcome guests, contributing to customer satisfaction. Effective visitor management also creates a workplace environment that feels safe to employees, which enhances their success and productivity. The following are some best practices for visitor management to keep in mind.   1. Establish and maintain a visitor management

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  • Best visitor management practices like establishing and maintaining a policy as well as implementing a user-friendly system can improve both security and efficiency.
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Multiroom Ordering: What Is This Feature and What Benefits Does It Offer?

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Since the release of Resource Central 4.0 Service Release 2 back in 2017, the Resource Finder has a feature called multiroom ordering. As its name suggests, this feature allows users to book multiple rooms and order catering and other services for each resource in just one step. Each selected room has its own tab containing an order form.  The multiroom ordering feature is excellent to use when you need to book multiple meeting rooms for an event or meeting. For example, the feature comes in handy when you need to book a videoconference between meeting rooms in two different locations. The multiroom ordering feature allows you to order catering in both locations without having to involve others in the process. The order form conveniently pops up inside

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  • Book multiple meeting rooms in different locations and include extra services in one step.
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