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Curb time 'savers' that only slow you down
USA Weekend    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Feeling overwhelmed is like placing yourself in a pressure cooker — there's always a boiling point. Laura Stack, productivity expert and author of What to Do When There's Too Much to Do, identifies two seemingly helpful areas that may be preventing you from organizing your life around tasks that really matter. More

How to run a meeting
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Nadine Katz goes to a lot of meetings. Some of them last so long the participants have to order in food or switch rooms. Ten years ago Katz, who is senior associate dean, professor and director of medical education in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, decided she'd try to figure out how to make those endless meetings more efficient. More

Just how stressful is business travel?
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According to a new study by a corporate travel agency, business travelers suffer especially keenly from stress. Using data gleaned from 6,000 travelers, Carlson Wagonlit Travel CWT.L found that unpleasant "surprises" like flight delays and luggage loss were the highest trigger of stress, especially for female travelers who were also more fazed by "routine breakers" like not being able to eat healthily. However, women felt decidedly less stressed about flying economy than men. More

Public speaking: How to grab people's attention
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Whether you're addressing your team in a weekly meeting or headlining at a large conference, it's easy to get a belly full of butterflies before public speaking. The last thing you want to see when you look out at your audience? People checking their smartphone, yawning or just staring at you blankly. Here's how to avoid losing them. More

Engaging the invisible attendee
One+ Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Engaging onsite attendees — live and in person — Engaging participants we can’t even see — the virtual attendee — may seem even harder. Yet, the better we are at engaging "invisible" attendees, the more our meetings engage everyone, no matter where or how they participate. More

Why you need to lead with your heart
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to the Conference Board, more than half of all U.S. employees are unhappy in their jobs today — effectively an all-time low. Given all that's at stake, and with all the great business minds presumably attacking the crisis, we're left to wonder why we've yet to stem the tide? How is it that we haven't yet identified what it will take to re-inspire our nation's workforce? More

Do your employees make you a better manager?
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Successful leaders and managers alike constantly stress the importance of developing their employees. But do they appropriately recognize the importance of how their employees might develop them? One of the world's top coaches thinks not. More

Meeting technology do's and don'ts
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When it comes to meeting technology, there's a constant stream of new product launches and improvements to existing tools. Use the following guidelines to frame your thinking about which technological advances fit best for your organization and your events. More

6 social media marketing mistakes to avoid
Ragan    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Because nearly everyone nowadays seems to have at least one social media account, many businesses have embraced social media as a way to connect with more people — customers and prospects — and to drive promotions. A poorly managed business social media campaign, however, can easily backfire if the right measures are not put in place by key people in your organization. More

The simplest way to leave a lasting impression
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In business, it's easy to get lost in the crowd. When you're networking, at a conference or leaving a meeting, hundreds of cards can be passed around. Even if you've had the best conversation with someone, there's a good chance the person will forget your name, lose your card or simply neglect to get in touch after a busy day or trip. So how do you stick out in a crowd? More

Is your conference marketing so last year?
Midcourse Corrections    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Your conference marketing goal remains the same from year to year: get as many paying registrants as possible. But that doesn't mean the marketing method should be duplicated every year. Actually, if you keep repeating what you've always done with marketing, you are doomed to get the same results or even worse consequences. More

Stressed out? You're not alone
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Few of us could give a word-for-word definition for stress, but we certainly know stress when we experience it. Racing nerves, pounding headaches, lower back pain — sound familiar? The good news is that companies are taking stress management more seriously, spending time and resources to address the issue. So what can be done to keep the stress levels of you and your employees in check? More


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