While the human brain is indeed powerful, it is not capable of remembering--much less recalling--all we try to cram into
While I've used free conference call services like Uber Conference as well as Google Hangouts and Skype, recently I've been
Seven Ways to Double or Triple the Value You Get From the Next Meeting, Conference, or Trade Show You Attend
Take it from someone who keynotes at over 250 corporate events, conferences, trade shows, and meetings around the world: You can double (or even triple) the value of any event you attend by spending a few hours doing the simplest of things long before the event starts.
Productivity is a combination of clever planning and hard work with fully focused efforts. In simple words, it is using your time the best you can and providing 100% results. While, this is something that's expected out of every business and employee, staying productive is not as easy as it may sound.
Critical meetings are not productive, effective or efficient. So, what can you do to keep your company's top minds on track and the meeting agenda on the rails? Simple. Call in the cavalry - in this case, that's a neutral, independent meeting facilitator. You may be wondering what a professional facilitator will bring to your meeting, but it's really about what they won't be bringing.
I'm referring to what's called the Daily Huddle, and it's one of the most effective tools for building and reinforcing culture that a manager can have. This group meeting creates connection and alignment through consistent sharing of key metrics, accomplishments, goals and organizational direction.
Is your week filled with meetings, huddles, stand-ups and project group get-togethers? Staff meetings, feedback meetings, customer meetings? For many of us, we spend so much of our work week speaking and listening and working toward consensus, that we have little or no time to do the work that needs to be done by ourselves, in deep thought.
Too many meetings is often cited as the number-one time wasting culprit at work. Unproductive meetings are a deadly drain on our time! When you ask people about the meetings they attend at work, most professionals admit they have a tendency to miss meetings (or at least parts of them).
Many professionals fear speaking to their boss or a roomful of strangers not because of the planned presentation, but for the unplanned: what if they ask me a question I can't answer?
Sure, you can probably tell that at least some of your meetings last too long (your co-worker snoring into his clasped hands
I don't mean to suggest that email is not a powerful or efficient tool. But like most tools, its value depends on how we use it. To make email a more powerful and efficient tool, I suggest three main strategies.
Despite how it feels, the situation is not hopeless. The most successful leaders have found a way to maximize their own productivity even in the face of infinite demands. How? First and foremost by adopting a mindset that "My time is the most valuable resource I have and therefore how I use it determines my success."