Sustainable Business Advice for Startup Companies

Eco-Office Gals

Of course, you might also have another agenda when it comes to your business startup; you may be interested in running a company that operates in an environmentally responsible manner, in which case sustainability is likely an important factor.

2013 190

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. Getting a major construction company in Bahrain to free almost 100 trapped workers from India.

2013 52

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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

” That simple change of language makes it clear that you want your team to feel ownership in the company. 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! by Donna Toothaker. Do you run a multi-VA business? Are you on the same page as your VAs?

2012 122

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?

2010 130

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.

2019 227

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Planning an event for your company or business can be an insanely overwhelming. 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.

2019 70

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

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. Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings.

2012 213

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. Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings.

2012 213

Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

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.

2019 210

Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting.

2017 214

So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

We are asked to arrange all sorts of events including anything from a team training day through to the company Christmas party and other large scale conferences, exhibitions and dinners. The agenda. A pre-event agenda should look something like this: What is the purpose of the event?

2013 264

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. Example: The president decided to launch the company’s implementation strategy next month. Better: The president will launch the company’s implementation strategy next month. by Barbara McNichol. Do you have a habit of starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”?

2017 122

Ten tips on preparing board papers

Practically Perfect PA

Working for a Company Secretary in one role and looking after 12 Committees in another means I have spent more time than I care to admit putting board papers together. Then add the number of each board paper to the correlating agenda item.

2014 211

Sugar Not The Icing On The Small Business Cake.

The Small Business Blog

Forex Robot : Take Your Company Public In Less Than 10 Days? Lack of planning and lack of working capital and a dependency on lending is what has caused companies to go bust. Please enter your real name, not your company, product or services name. E-Mail me or follow me.

2009 164

10 Tips for a Successful Meeting With The Boss

Dumb Little Man

Here are 10 tips to help you do that: Ask for an agenda prior to the meeting. Even if the normal dress at your company is fairly casual, step it up a few notches. Maybe you work one-on-one with the head honcho every day or perhaps you only get a face-to-face on very rare occasions.

2019 230

How Paperless Meetings Can Help the Environment and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

We’re a board portal company that handles paperless meetings, digital board rooms, synchronized presentations, customized agendas and action points for modern administrators and decision-makers.

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

On the other hand, companies struggle to fill the skills gap. After concluding the results, the company allowed employees who were willing to work remotely. Big companies like Yahoo!, Only 5% of employees promise to stay with their current companies for a lifetime.

2020 218

Investing in Graphic Design as a Key Point of Any Startup

Dumb Little Man

So you’re literally just starting out, and the next item on your agenda is to find a skilled artist to design your startup’s logo, website, or packaging. All in all, graphic design is basically how a company and its products appear before its customers.

2019 178

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting. Pin It.

2012 284

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting.

2012 270

8 Ways to Make Meetings Better

On The Job

If blowhards are shut down, if agendas and time limits are strictly enforced and if people are free to skip gatherings on topice that don't involve them, then meetings wouldn't get such a bad rap, says Petz, a motivational speaker and author of Boring Meetings Suck (Wiley, $22.95).

2012 189

Minute Taking Q&A

Laughing all the Way to Work

In this scenario when they were at the first agenda item to approve the agenda, someone asked if Business Arising could be added to the agenda and went on to say why they thought it was important. Approval of Agenda The agenda was accepted as presented. Business Arising is to be added as a standing item on the agenda and will be dealt with after the Aproval of the Minutes. Action: To add Business Arising as a standing item on the agenda.

2012 122

20 do’s and don’ts for team building events

Practically Perfect PA

The right experience can increase overall team performance, enhance job satisfaction, encourage cooperation with colleagues and broaden the goals and objectives of the overall company. However if they are badly organised they achieve nothing while costing the company a small fortune.

2013 260

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

Program Content/Agenda . If your meeting requires full-scale production, you may also need to add a production company representative to your team. . DMC (Destination Management Company).

2019 230

4 Ways to Enjoy Each Day and Do More With Your Life

Dumb Little Man

That might sound corny and idealistic, but it’s a practical tactic that you can put to good use with just a few simple steps: Review the meeting agenda ahead of time. If the organizer doesn’t send an agenda, email him to ask for one or politely decline the meeting invite.

2017 202

Is Document Scanning Green?

Eco-Office Gals

Most companies will look to document scanning as a way of managing their paper based information and with advances and maturing technology these solutions have started to become economically viable. I think most of us in business are pragmatic enough to realize that whilst we all want to do our bit it is the cost saving agenda rather than the green agenda that drives change.

2011 162

Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

If you’re arranging a meeting for your Boss, pay attention to the agenda. Absorb the information on your company’s website and try and learn new skills where possible such as reading balance sheets. You spend so much time in each other’s company.

2015 220

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company. I walked out of an interview with the CEO of a major biomedical company because he didn’t believe in investing in admins.

2018 52

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

In summary, she aligned her goals to the company’s strategy; setting goals that support and add value to the business and future thinking about how to support the growth of the company. Pauline’s goals directly support the values and goals of the company.

5 Habits Of Successful People You Should Be Following Today

Dumb Little Man

The company has an annual growth that trends above 30% and enjoys consistent inclusion in Gartner’s MMS Magic Quadrant. For instance, scheduling a weekly agenda with important clients through a PRM tool. Ever wonder how successful people are so successful? Habits play a crucial role in shaping our lives. According to a psychology study at Duke University, 45% of everything we do on a daily basis factors in daily habits.

2018 189

10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

If individuality and diversity are the main focus, does the workplace ever feel like a loose collection of conflicting styles and agendas? ” His company, Next Level Workplace , helps organizations find smart ways to make the most of their most important resource.

2014 219

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

We are after all brand ambassadors for our bosses, our company, ourselves and ultimately our profession. DO NOT use the PA network as a platform to complain about the company or our colleagues – we believe in positivity and should work as a TEAM.

Working with other assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If your company is anything like mine then you will also have assistants spread out across different teams, floors, offices and Countries reporting into different managers with varying degrees of seniority.

2013 237

Help Your Supervisors Start 2018 Out Right

Clutter Coach

Did they move your company forward the way you’d hoped? 4) Communicating, John keeps meticulous notes, and he goes far beyond these high-level categories, down to time spent with individuals, groups, companies, family, traveling and more. That’s not a kindness to them, their co-workers, or the company. A step-up is to put the stats into a spreadsheet, allowing supervisors to see their own teams and patterns of performance and rolling up to the department and company level.

2018 116

Smart Ways to Navigate Office Politics and Emerge as a Winner

Dumb Little Man

It doesn’t mean that you need to jump right in and push your agenda. Observe others and try to understand their reactions, attitude and behavior on important decisions of the company. Office politics is part and parcel of the workplace.

2017 213

Podcast 099: The virtual team

Clutter Coach

He works for a company but doesn’t have an office there. The company says that meeting attenders lost nearly eight times more than those who tried to lose weight on their own. We don’t have a specific agenda for our calls, although that’s a great idea. by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 99 and it’s about a productivity tool I call the virtual team.

2018 100

A day in the life: Claudia Ferreres, PA to Albert Adrià

Practically Perfect PA

Apart from the Restaurants, Albert also offers consulting to some external companies; I handle the projects and actions that might be needed for these. Also the fact that the company is relatively young, and there’s still a lot to be done. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 284

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Bring highly-skilled people into your company who can take things off your plate, whether it’s client-related or work that needs to be done for your own business. Again, this goes back to you being the CEO of your company. by Donna Toothaker.

2014 130

Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

Sli.do – Defined as the Ultimate Q&A and Polling Platform for company meetings and events. One person I spoke with said they create a poll before any meeting is coordinated and use the data to create an agenda to stay focused on main topics.

2019 161

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Bring highly-skilled people into your company who can take things off your plate, whether it’s client-related or work that needs to be done for your own business. Again, this goes back to you being the CEO of your company. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 141

6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

On The Job

Eventoff advises: • A call-to-action agenda. It''s not enough to have a general agenda that gives the meeting time and who will attend. I recently was asked if I would run for a community board position. I declined with a polite, "No, thank you." The reason?

2013 221