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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Podcast Episode 25: The Importance of Writing Out A Daily Agenda

Simple Productivity Blog

Today I talk about the importance of making a daily agenda - and why writing it out is key. The post Podcast Episode 25: The Importance of Writing Out A Daily Agenda appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast

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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. 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.

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7 Agenda Items for Your Writing Group’s First Meeting

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: 7 Agenda Items for Your Writing Group’s First Meeting. This is the third post on our series about writing groups. You can read the first one here and the second one here. Now, you’ve done it. You’ve launched a writing group, or you’re about to. What now? It’s time to organize. Here’s what to do at the first meeting: 1. Break the Ice.

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 ?

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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

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?

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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.

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The Productivityist Podcast: Making Better Meetings with John Poelstra

Productivityist

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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 […].

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Decluttering iStuff: Calendars

Productivityist

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

Thoughts, Feelings, And Actions: Guiding the Entangled Trio In Your Favor

Dumb Little Man

If one shows up with the most dominant agenda, the other two will drop theirs and follow. It does not matter if the agenda is positive or negative. What matters is how strong it is, relative to the agendas of the other two. The signal-forming agendas of your thoughts, emotions, and physical body can come from either an outside influence or directly from you. Unless there is a stronger agenda of its own, our body can only follow suit.

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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.

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Big time savers: how to avoid wasting your time and being more productive.

Dumb Little Man

No matter how much you invest in updated devices to keep track with your routine, if you can´t coordinate your agenda, important projects might be left out. Time savers are a must in modern life. Either because we have plenty of responsibilities to accomplish or because we have so many deadlines to cope with, the fact is we either learn to use time wisely or we will be mostly in trouble from time to time.

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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.

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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

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.

2010 181

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

5 Life Hacks To Become A Productivity Star

Dumb Little Man

Apparently, wearing the same thing every day could also help, but that’s not on our agenda today. Nowadays, you simply have to be productive. In school, at work, in your personal life. We live in a create-on-demand world so you must have felt the pressure every now and then. The thing you always have to remember when it comes to being productive, regardless of the context: you got to have a clear mindset. Clarity of thoughts, needs, of the objectives you have to attain.

2014 201

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 159

How to Identify Bad Career Advice

Eat Your Career

Whether it’s caused by malice, insecurity or anything else, the result is the same: They’re giving you advice that doesn’t serve you because they have a different agenda. They don’t bring an agenda of their own; it’s all about what YOU want.

2018 176

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

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

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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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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10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

For example, if most of your time is utilized in unproductive meetings and low-priority tasks, try to reschedule your agenda. In addition to this, share the meeting agenda with your colleagues and subordinates. Do you ever feel the need to be more productive and organized in order to accomplish much more than what you are doing right now? Time management is one of the most important skills that you need to develop in life.

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I hate filing

Clutter Coach

Part of my agenda is to get them to keep less paper because paper takes up space, space that could be used better by more useful items. Another agenda I have reflects my attitude toward filing: I hate it. by I always recommend that my clients be as ruthless as possible when filing paper. When are you going to look at that again? Why would you need it in the future? What terrible thing is going to happen if you get rid of it? When was the last time you even opened that drawer? .

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Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

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Best Personal Development Goals To Add Productivity To Life

Dumb Little Man

You must plan your agenda well in advance. Personal development goals are mainly aimed at making your life better. These goals may help you to improve yourself as a person and will also make you aware of your talents and skills. They also have a role to play in making you productive and happy.

2020 193

Review for Success

Ian's Messy Desk

What issues should we put on the agenda? What issues can be taken off the agenda? When we come to the end of a project or activity, it is common to review the outcomes. It can be very easy to consider these outcomes from a negative perspective, what went wrong rather than what went right. Next time you need to review a project, try looking at its successful outcomes. At the very least, try balancing each negative consideration with a positive. Negative/neutral question.

2012 116

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 119

Here’s What I Do At This Time Of Year

Office Organization Success

And don’t forget … if having a practice full of clients is on your agenda for 2015, then register for next week’s GET CLIENTS NOW! For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Even though this isn’t a traditional holiday for us, we’ve embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday — it’s like Christmas but without all the hassle!

2014 139

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.

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Here’s What I do at This Time of Year

Office Organization Success

And don’t forget … if having a practice full of clients is on your agenda for 2015, then register for tomorrow’s GET CLIENTS NOW! For those of you in the US, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Even though this isn’t a traditional holiday for us, we’ve embraced the Thanksgiving Holiday — it’s like Christmas but without all the hassle!

2014 136

Maintaining Focus with a Parking Lot

Jen Lawrence

Time should also be designated to address the list, whether being added to the next meeting agenda or organizing an ad hoc meeting.

2020 65

The 43 Folders Method (Paper System)

Office Dynamics

Imagine you have a paper item that needs to be used to trigger an action in the future—say, an agenda your Executive wants you to give to him on the day of a meeting two weeks from now. You take the agenda and put it in the file that has the date of the meeting on it. So, if the meeting is on the 21st of this month, put the agenda in the folder labeled 21.

2017 168

Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

Each of the agenda items underlined and listed with details on what was decided, what was accomplished and the action points to take forward (with the initials of the person responsible for the action). Assistants have come a long way, we are all asked to do lots of different things as part of our role. However, nearly every assistant I know at some point will be asked to write a set of minutes. Love them or hate them – minute taking is never going to go away!

2017 164

Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Assistants who need to plan fast-paced and “not a moment to spare” meeting agendas and travel itineraries for their traveling executives know that getting it right is a difficult feat. With more and more companies expanding the reach of their market across the country and even the globe, the role of the business travel planner has become increasingly important.

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