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?

Agenda 170

Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

When I was an assistant 40 years ago we complained about not getting time with our executives; we complained about not getting enough information from our managers; we complained about not getting support for training. First I’d like to give you some background information.

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How to stay informed without compromising on focus and productivity 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

To accomplish their engagement goal – pulling you off your agenda and into theirs – they leverage the tools of hype, click-bait, outrage, schadenfreude and fear. . Most of all – and most insidiously – the news media leverages your deep desire to stay informed. The problem is that it’s true: Democracy itself requires an informed citizenry. If you want to stay informed and you value a daily does of news, make this your one and only current affairs pit stop. .

2018 48

6 Tips for Effective Participation in Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

Prepare whatever information you anticipate needing. If you have information to hand out, get it to participants a day or two before the meeting. 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 tips

2012 160

4 Tips for Running Effective Meetings

Ian's Messy Desk

Meetings can be effective ways of sharing information or reaching a decision. 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.

2012 158

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. Thanks, Richard Posted on 4 January, 2010 11:32 AM soruba Thanks for the information.

2007 158

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. Dewoun Hayes at for more information. At The Office Professionals Place, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important.

2010 151

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 233

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. This creates a single source of truth and keeps all pertinent information at your fingertips.

2019 52

The One Productive Weekly Meeting You're Not Having (But Should)


Set an agenda. This should go without saying, but if you go into the meeting with your life partner without some sort of agenda then you''re setting yourself up for an unfocused session. Information I''m not fond of meetings.

2014 109

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.

2019 278

Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Information sharing. 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.

2017 206

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. Inform security or receptionist of incoming guests if necessary.

2018 204

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

Eat Your Career

The information I offer here is intentionally broad and meant to be widely applicable. Executive Assistants are often trusted with a great deal of confidential business and personal information, so discretion and good judgement are essential skills.

2020 180

How to Avoid the Bad Meeting Trap


Let everyone know in advance when the meeting is happening, the agenda and what they need to bring. You’ve got your meeting agenda, now stick to it. Allocate time to each agenda item and facilitate the meeting so you keep the group on track. Information

2013 68

Are you getting attendees to your meetings?

Practically Perfect PA

They will soon understand that arriving late makes them look unprofessional and they will miss vital information. Write an agenda. For every meeting that you organise it is really helpful to have an agenda.

2015 169

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

Maintaining Focus with a Parking Lot

Jen Lawrence

While parking lots capture information that floats in and out of your mind, the real benefit comes in allowing you to let that thought go. Time should also be designated to address the list, whether being added to the next meeting agenda or organizing an ad hoc meeting.

2020 52

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

Practically Perfect PA

You should come away from the initial meeting with enough information to feel confident that you are making the right choices for every aspect of the event. The agenda. A pre-event agenda should look something like this: What is the purpose of the event?

2013 266

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Practically Perfect PA

Ensure you turn up to the meeting having read the agenda, any background papers, the minutes of the previous meeting and with all the tools you need to take the minutes whether that be pen, highlighter, paper, recording device, laptop or iPad.

2017 200

The 43 Folders Method (Paper System)

Office Dynamics

I mentioned the 43 folders method in my Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving post and a lot of you wanted more information on this method. This information is in our Executives and Assistants Working In Partnership: The Definitive Guide to Success. 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.

2017 169

Science Shows How to Have Better Meetings

On The Job

Forget an agenda. Agenda. Instead of the wash, rinse, repeat cycle, try sending out information to everyone to consider then giving five minutes to answering any questions about it.

2019 130

Calling all Northern Arizona Virtual Assistants: Is there anyone.

Loosely Speaking

next month for an informal group get-together in Prescott. Please feel free to forward this information to any other VAs you know who do meet our guidelines as stated above. Agenda will be provided once you RSVP to either tara-at-cableone-dot-net or ktcosmos-at-LooseEnds-dot-net. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Calling all Northern Arizona Virtual Assistants: Is there anyone out there?

2009 100

9 Things To Give Up In Order To Become Conscious And Free

Dumb Little Man

When someone has an agenda, that person’s energy doesn’t feel like kindness and caring. Our body is like a huge radio receiver, constantly giving us information and reacting to things to give us instant awareness. To me, consciousness is about emotional self mastery.

2019 256

How to Have Better Meetings Right Now

On The Job

When you have less than 10 minutes to go: Identify where you are in the agenda. Never leave major talking points at the end of the agenda. JP: It can be a challenge, but write a name next to each item on the agenda and set a time limit for speakers.

2013 209

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. Informed. Pin It.

2012 284

Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

The flow of the agenda – is there time for networking? Do they provide robust information? An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

2019 258

Study: Positive Energy Boosts Productivity, Morale

On The Job

Managers spend so much time managing information and influence," says Kim Cameron, the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations. No, it's not even on the agenda," Cameron says. "So

2016 173

Balancing Work and Study: 4 Highly Effective Tips You Need to Try

Dumb Little Man

Take into consideration using an agenda. Limit the length of your break and follow your agenda. Besides that, you’ll have more energy and you will retain the information easily. Receiving small rewards after accomplishing tasks makes it easier to retain information. If you are a student, you’ve probably thought of getting a job. But is it possible to work and study at the same time? The answer is yes.

2018 154

6 Really Simple Strategies for Sharing Files Like a Pro

Dumb Little Man

Here’s what’s on the agenda: Planning your shared file structure. If your file sharing platform automatically date stamps your document, you don’t need to put that information in your file name. Include only the most important information in your file names.

2018 233

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. Informed.

2012 270

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

Office Dynamics

Our office reported to a Board of Trustees and was responsible for planning and executing quarterly board meetings and eventually group informational meetings with corporate CEOs to educate them on a major development campaign the university was embarking on. Program Content/Agenda .

2019 237

Minute Taking Q&A

Laughing all the Way to Work

Read further in the Roberts Rules answers above for more information as there are exceptions. 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. Action: To add Business Arising as a standing item on the agenda.

2012 122

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

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

Once you have this information you will know when is the best time to schedule meetings for them, when to leave time free for them to get stuck into their emails or write reports. Every calendar entry should come with the following information (at a bare minimum): Date, time, location.

2014 273

BCG, Sodexo and Mercer on 2017 Global Trends

Small Business Labs

Unlocking the Potential of Millennial Talent: A New Understanding of What Drives this Generation: The report nicely summarizes a lot of information on millennials. Their 2017 Talent Trends report covers 4 broad trends: Growth By Design:  Driving a bold change agenda.

2017 130

More minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

I have often sent a section of the draft minutes to the person who was reporting on that particular agenda item to review and make any changes before I sent the draft on to the chairman. Follow the link for more information about Practically Perfect PA’s sponsored posts.

2014 244

10 Domains of Beliefs That We Should Be Questioning For Personal Growth

Dumb Little Man

Rather, we learned to accept information we received from sources we believe to be credible. That belief can be based completely on rational, verifiable information or it can be totally devoid of any logic at all. Is the information accurate?

2017 205

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. There is so much information online these days, not to mention internet-based courses.

2015 228

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 203

Avoid Conference Call Catastrophes

The Office Professionals Place

Give attendees "conference call house rules" for example, if they need to mute themselves, inform them of how to do so. Always start on time and do your best to end on time by following the agenda and "table" topics that require more discussion. agenda, minutes from last meeting.)

2010 141

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

The overall concept is to share best practice and information and to create a unified sense of collaboration between all Assistants. Knowledge sharing will cut down time for each PA and Manager to research information.

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