Meetings – a pain in the schedule

  Have you ever bumped things in your calendar to accommodate a meeting only to have that meeting cancelled or rescheduled? This happens all of the time.  People create a block of time on their calendars in order to attend a meeting.  To create this time, some things...

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Unnecessary Confusion

“When it comes to sharing information after a meeting, someone needs to type up the decisions and next steps and communicate them. If this doesn’t happen, all those in attendance have their own records of the meeting, which may have different versions of what was agreed to.”

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Meeting Time Conflicts? – LORROS can help

How many times have you had meetings scheduled at times that conflict with other important items on your calendar? When it does happen, you are forced to make a choice between attending the meeting or fulfilling the other commitment. If you choose not to attend the...

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The Agenda – When?

  photo credit: Nick Youngson The other day I attended a meeting where the agenda was handed out as we arrived. No one’s fault really, both the chair and the secretary had been away on vacation and they were the only two who could have properly prepared the agenda....

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Who makes the decisions in your meetings?

How many meetings have you been to where one or two participants have virtually dominated the discussion (and got their way) simply by talking all the time and/or talking over other participants.  These other participants often have useful input but time does not...

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What is an Asynchronous Meeting?

When we think of meetings we think of people sitting around a table (web conference, etc.) at the same time. The Chair controls who can speak and only one person can speak at a time. This would be a Synchronous Meeting. If synchronous means that everyone needs to be...

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Want Your Meetings to be Shorter?

It’s easier than you think. Think about this … information packages are usually sent out a few days before the meeting so that everyone has a chance to get up to speed and be ready for the meeting. The problem is no one knows how anyone else is thinking before the...

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