Annotated Agenda

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is very useful to use an annotated agenda. For those who have never used one, it is simply an agenda with notes on it. For the agenda that I send to the meeting participants, I annotate it to let them know why an item is on the agenda or if there are any attachments. Adoption of Agenda (Motion Required) 2. My new boss had never used an annotated agenda before so when I started using it he kept telling me how useful it was.

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ESG ambitions should top organisational agendas

Workplace Insight

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Shining the Spotlight on Hidden Agendas

Make or Break Moments

However, recently there have been incidents where the contestants have had hidden agendas. Here’s what I have to say: Your hidden agendas aren’t so hidden. They will see through our thinly veiled agenda to the truth: We are in it for ourselves – not to build a relationship with a potential customer for life. Do you have a hidden agenda with your customers? Do you press hidden sales agendas on your employees?

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Avaaz - New Year Poll: Setting the Agenda for 2013

Denise Aday

Avaaz - New Year Poll: Setting the Agenda for 2013 : Avaaz is an amazing and highly effective people-powered organization that is growing like crazy. Take a look at what they’ve done and where they’re going. Share your opinion. Join the movement if you haven’t already: Democracy is on the march across the world, and our community is at the heart of the struggle, but to win we’re going to need to choose our course wisely.

2013 40

6 Tips for Effective Participation in Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

Review the agenda and clarify your thoughts prior to the meeting. Communication agenda agendas attends Business effective effectively facilitation g8 Management Meeting meetings minutes parliamentary procedure participate participation running effective meetings social psychology tipsYesterday, I posted some tips for running effective meetings. What happens when you’re on the other side of the table? How can you ensure you are getting the most out of meetings you attend ?

2012 133

Looking Forward in 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

The new year is a good time to bring up the Look-Forward Agenda. The Look-Forward Agenda is very helpful for this. It is basically a list of items that are regularly dealt with throughout the year and provides a timetable of when these items need to be added to the agenda. These items are put on the agenda to make the decision on what date we will have it and who will arrange it. Happy New Year everyone!

2011 109

Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

GTD Agenda - This is one of the tools designed with the GTD system in mind. Employee Productivity getting things done GTD GTD Agenda Increase Productivity open loops Producteev productivity at workplace Productivity Tools WorkonthisCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the Fourth Part of the Series " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction.

2010 210

4 Tips for Running Effective Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

Use the Agenda Effectively. The agenda is effectively the to-do list for the meeting. Using an agenda focuses the meeting, and provides a guide for keeping discussion on-track. Circulating the agenda sufficiently in advance, allows people to prepare for the meeting so it isn’t held up for lack of information. Image via Wikipedia. Meetings can be effective ways of sharing information or reaching a decision.

2012 122

Create Real Team “Feel” with Virtual Team Meetings

Step It Up VA Coaching

Have an agenda. Have each team member come to the meeting with a written list of agenda items and give each one a chance to share their positives, their concerns, and their questions. Reserve one agenda item just for celebration and praise! Uncategorized multi-VA multi-VA team team team agenda team building team meetings team morale virtual assistant virtual assistingby Donna Toothaker. Do you run a multi-VA business? Are you on the same page as your VAs?

2012 122

The Productivityist Podcast: Making Better Meetings with John Poelstra


Podcast Work Life agenda makeover map meetings minutes peopleOn this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I speak with podcast producer and meeting facilitation expert John Poelstra about how we can go about making better meetings. We dive into the “MAP” you need to make your meetings better, how to improve your meeting facilitation skills, how to deal with latecomers and attendees who take over meetings, and much more. Relevant Links. Webinar Ninja.

2016 61

Make No Mistakes With Meeting Request Attachments in Outlook 2007

Professional Assistant Blog

Your boss calls you up and tells you that you need to add an agenda to this meeting, but you don’t want everyone to get the meeting request again and have to accept/decline it. They don’t see the attached agenda or other attachment that you’ve added and go to the meeting oblivious of what’s going on or if they should have prepared for the meeting.

2007 122

10 websites every PA should read for career development

Practically Perfect PA

Her Agenda ‘Her Agenda is a digital media platform working to bridge the […]. Today I am sharing the love by showing you guys 10 websites every PA should read for career development. I follow these websites and they all have brilliant content for PAs, women in business and career advice in general. Do check them out! Career Development Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2017 141

Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room

The Office Professionals Place

This weeks agenda has the same items as last weeks and again nothing is resolved. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together! Sunday, April 11, 2010 Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room Here we go again another Monday morning meeting.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting? This person is also responsible for making sure the agenda is sent out on time and will need to set a reminder to the meeting Chair to make sure that is done.

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Decluttering iStuff: Calendars


Agenda. Agenda was in a bit of a battle for a while for the coveted single calendar app spot on my iPad and iPhone, but it beat down the rest of the competition with its latest update. Agenda and its recent enhancements make it very difficult to stray and try another calendar app. – iPad/iPhone: Agenda. Apps agenda Apple applications apps calendar fantastical iOS MacBook Air

How to Build Trust in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

People are often so focused on their own agenda and protecting themselves, they end up pushing others away. It’s a well-known fact that trust is an essential component for career success. However, at the same time, many workplaces have complicated, competitive social dynamics.

2022 141

Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Yup, we’ve all been there, and we all know how much of a waste of time these meetings can be. Often, they can be a phone call or an email, and they never require everyone in the […]. Core Skills Meeting Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time management

2018 138

How to Hold a Successful Project Debrief

Jen Lawrence

Set the Agenda. A key component of a successful Project Debrief meeting is keeping the agenda tight and streamlined. Below is a sample agenda for a Project Debrief: Review Objectives and Goals Review Responses “What went well and contributed to the success of the project?”

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Confessions of an Admin Junkie

After I updated a meeting invite today with last week’s agenda and materials (aack!), I don’t know about you, but turning on the Conversations feature in Outlook can get me in trouble, if not just really embarrassed.

2021 56

The Power of the Strategic Partnership Whitepaper

Admin Awards

For example, when Ludwig noticed her Executive’s one-on-one meetings with team members were taking twice as long as necessary, she suggested team members come to the check ins with an agenda — a move that saved her leader several hours each week.

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Your Roadmap to Effective Office Systems

All Things Admin

Determine the agenda and who is presenting. Create the meeting agenda for the department head’s approval. Gather all materials for the agenda and participant materials. Meeting Agenda. Determine the agenda and who is presenting. Meeting Agenda.

2021 57

How to take meeting minutes like a professional

Business Management Daily

Instead, you’ll be able to easily provide effective meeting minutes , all while not missing a beat of the meeting agenda. Approval of the meeting agenda. Information on the next meeting agenda. Instead, be as objective as possible while describing action and agenda items.

Before Opening A New Chapter

Brilliantly Better

It might seem obvious, and yet, so may times we get so carried away with our current agenda, that we simply forget. …It’s fundamental to properly close the previous one.

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Are you compliant with your software licensing?

The Small Business Blog

In the day-to-day running of a modern business, IT is now omnipresent, so it makes sense that managing, controlling and protecting a company’s software assets is also high on the agenda. Are you compliant with your software licensing? Software Asset Management is one way to do this, and most businesses should seriously consider the implementation…

2011 154

Small Business Support For An Enterprising Nation

The Small Business Blog

Supporting small business, in their entrepreneurial endeavors has to come high on anyone’s agenda. In the UK 500,000 new businesses start every year, these businesses are of vital importance to the British economy, the nation of enterprise. The UK, as an enterprising nation, small business support is the best way to reduce the five year…

2011 157

How to make for a greener office environment

The Small Business Blog

Even if saving the planet is not as high on your agenda as keeping your business running on a day-to-day basis, going green can have a number of measurable benefits. Many businesses are keen to do their bit for the environment and run a greener operation. Recycling within the office can reduce the costs of… Read the full article here: How to make for a greener office environment on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Guest Blog green Recycle recycling waste waste disposal waste management

2014 159

Find More Success at Networking Events by Setting Goals

Jen Lawrence

You may find it helpful to have the agenda at hand so you can align your goals with specific speakers, workshops, or other attendees. . Are you stuck in an unfruitful networking cycle? Attend a networking event. Exchange information with a bunch of people.

2022 52

Bonnie’s Workplace 2021 Wish List

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Find the people who have no other agenda besides your success. By Bonnie Low-Kramen. The most important thing we can do before we die…is live.” Simon Sinek. We will all remember 2020 as the year that got put on “hold.”

2021 52

Make Your Meetings More Engaging

Office Dynamics

or an agenda is created, the room is reserved, but the topics are not clear. Create a clear agenda. With a clear agenda and appropriate setup, a meeting can be spent on the main topic, not on distractions or rearranging a room. Whether you have been coordinating meetings for decades or days there are some simple tips to follow to make any meeting more productive and the attendees feel welcomed.

2018 144

How to Hold a Successful Project Kick-Off Meeting

Jen Lawrence

Below is a sample agenda of the Project Kick-Off Meeting. Starting a new project? Don’t jump right in until you’ve held a kick-off meeting. A Project Kick-Off Meeting is essential to set expectations, address concerns, and engage all parties in the goals and objectives.

2022 52

The Workplace is a Productivity Killer

Professional Assistant Blog

You walk into your office, sit down and unpack your bag, possibly your lunch and agenda, like I do each morning. Then you turn on your computer, put your food in the fridge and head back to your desk. Before you can even open the first e-mail that’s marked urgent, your boss shows up and asks you to send him the latest sales report on the department’s products. Then your co-worker starts.

2010 139

Tips to Be Present at a Networking Event

Jen Lawrence

Instead, identify gaps in the agenda or wait until the end of the day to share your favorite pictures, videos, quotes, and learnings from the day. One big challenge with going to networking events is staying present and engaged.

2022 52

To Deepen the Relationship, Meet in the Middle

Virtual Moxie

Many times, we tend to stay in our own spaces—coming from our own perspectives, caring mostly about our own agendas, and it often gets us what we need in the interaction, but it can be a bit shallow.

2019 207

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Even a holiday party has an agenda!) The second will be for the attendees, including dates for sending invitations and reminders, confirmations, agendas, events details, and thank yous. The spreadsheet will be the one-stop-shop for all key details, including attendees and RSVPs, venue details, agendas, etc. Build the Agenda Along the Way. Don’t wait until the end to make the agenda. As soon as you have a general idea of event flow, create an agenda.

2019 57

3 Ways to Ensure Online Meetings Don't Suck

On The Job

Have an agenda. Just like in the old days when you met in person, meetings need an agenda -- and the meeting planner needs to stick to it. Before I begin today's post, let me apologize for the blog being unavailable for the last several days.

2020 135

Americans Policy Priorities Highly Polarized

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's As Economic Concerns Recede, Environmental Protection Rises on the Public’s Policy Agenda covers a recent survey asking Americans about their policy priorities.

Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Every meeting must have an agenda . Make sure every meeting has an agenda, it can be very simple for example: Date, time, location. Agenda / meeting’s purpose. The most important aspect of the agenda is the timing of each item. A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings.

2017 158

Moxie Tip 93: Who Defines You?

Virtual Moxie

They have a personal agenda they're trying to get you on board with. Clients (or people outside this industry) have no business telling Virtual Assistants what they need to be doing in their businesses. The reason they do it? For example, a prospect who tells you about a "better" way to bill for your time is usually saying, "I can't afford you the way you've set things up, but if you do it this way, it's to my advantage.".

2012 143

When “Start to” and “Decide to” Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

Example 2: Start to make an agenda for the meeting. Better: Make an agenda for the meeting. by Barbara McNichol. Do you have a habit of starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”? In a 5,000-word document I recently edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary to the meaning. That’s a lot of extra words! To be more direct in your writing, skip the “start/begin” part and employ the phrase Nike made famous: Just do it!

2017 104

How to Free Up Time for Exercise at Work

Productivity Bits

It might seem counter-intuitive to add yet another bullet point to your to-do list, but the benefits of exercise far outweigh the time it’ll take to reconfigure your daily agenda. Between meetings, emails, projects, reports and presentations, you might not think there’s room left in your work schedule for much else besides, well, work. You might want to reconsider, though, because a mid-day workout could be just what you need to power through your packed schedule.

2015 116

Are you getting attendees to your meetings?

Practically Perfect PA

Write an agenda. For every meeting that you organise it is really helpful to have an agenda. Attach the agenda to the meeting request so that all attendees know what to expect from the meeting. Each agenda item should have a dedicated amount of time so that attendees know you have thought about the meeting structure. So you have organised a meeting, it has been in everyone’s diaries for ages, you’ve booked a room and ordered tea and coffee.

2015 130

4 Things Your Business Needs to Perform Remotely

Small Business CEO

The very first thing on the agenda for businesses is Saas HR software. Working remotely has never been a universal process for so many people until now.

2020 63

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. The Committee chair will normally finalise the meeting’s agenda but you can certainly help by drafting the initial version. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting. Look through the previous set of minutes and add items to the agenda that have been carried over to this meeting. The agenda should also have regular items for discussion such as financials, operational activity, communications etc.

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