Becoming better organized

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just finished a busy few months leading up to our Board of Directors meeting and it went very smoothly. I love it when things fall into place, but that doesn't happen without a lot of planning. I go through my checklist of what I will need to bring to the venue, anything I need to remember to include in the meeting package and just about anything that doesn't fit goes on my catchall list. Now onto the next meeting.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 May, 2010 Whose meeting is it anyway? 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

Are you getting attendees to your meetings?

Practically Perfect PA

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. Here are a few tips which will help you get attendees to your meetings. Plan the meeting in advance. Write an agenda.

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Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings. The minutes are the end product of a meeting but how do we ensure the meeting itself is well organised, productive and attended by the right people? The meeting space. The agenda. The timing of meetings.

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings. The minutes are the end product of a meeting but how do we ensure the meeting itself is well organised, productive and attended by the right people? The meeting space. The agenda. The timing of meetings.

Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Office Dynamics

I bet that like many people you thought meetings would go by the wayside because of technology or at least there would be fewer meetings. The reasons meetings. have increased are due in part to the rise in teams and requisite team meetings and technology such as video-conferencing accommodating slashed travel budgets. Approximately 11 million meetings occur in the U.S. I would like to give you some tips as you prepare for meetings this week.

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Calling all Northern Arizona Virtual Assistants: Is there anyone.

Loosely Speaking

If you reside in Northern Arizona and your VA practice meets the * criteria listed below, then you won’t want to miss this local meet-up of seasoned professionals. 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. We’ll meet at The Raven on Cortez Street (in Prescott Arizona) at 9 a.m.

2009 100

Preparing your boss for meetings away from the office or at home

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 8 November, 2009 Preparing your boss for meetings away from the office or at home I had a good tip from my boss that I have used to help me prepare him for meetings whether they are away or at home. What is the purpose of the meeting?

2009 141

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Below are a few tips so the task is not as daunting: Filling in the blanks I take minutes on a laptop so it is easy to make a template ahead of time which is based on the agenda. I put the items from the agenda on the template in the same order and with a space to put the discussion and decisions/actions from the meeting. Read three or four of the previous minutes to get familiar with the language of the meeting and the subjects that are discussed.

2010 100

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

Click on that and you will find a wealth of templates from a resume, cover letter, minutes, agenda and many others. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on.

2009 130

Word and Outlook 2007 tips

Laughing all the Way to Work

Under Leader, click the leader option that suits your needs i.e. ……1 or --1 Click OK Type text you want i.e. Agenda as in example below. Agenda. To do this Open a New Meeting. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

2007 130

Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 6 September, 2008 Going Checklist Crazy I am organizing a Board meeting and I have checklists and to-do lists coming out of my ears. I have a checklist for each day with a list of things I have to remember to bring or do before and after the meeting.

2008 130

Are you prepared?

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just recently organized a Board meeting and it was nice to have everything where I needed it when I was in the meeting. The night before I go to a Board meeting, I review all my templates, agendas, binder, attendance sheets and everything I am going to need or might need.

2010 141

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 December, 2009 Meetings Plus: Taking them offline I organize a lot of meetings in a day, week, month; heck, even into next year. My first plan of action is to take them offline as much as possible.

2009 141

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have daily meetings with my boss so sometimes I print the e-mails that I have questions on and put it in a folder and then we go through each item and he lets me know what, if anything, I need to do. If he is travelling, I send it by e-mail, but it has been my experience that I will get better results with a face-to-face meeting. Sometimes e-mail is not the best way to communicate and it needs to be followed up by a phone call or face-to-face short meeting.

2009 132

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I mentioned this to our team of admins at one of our meetings so when one of my co-workers found out how to do something they thought to share it with the team. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Preparing your boss for meetings away from the off.

2010 130

Psst! I'm in a bad mood, pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

She had an agenda and was going to let him have it. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct. Taking Effective Meeting Minutes ► August (3) Pass it on. Meetings Plus: Taking them offline On the job tips for new Admins.

2009 130

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

As an Executive Assistant to a busy CEO, I have to organize my boss and I needed a bring-forward system to meet his needs. I put it in the order of when he will need it and flag anything that he will require for teleconferences, meetings and travel. I always put (OPEN) in the Subject of the meeting so they will know to open the calendar appointment for more information. EST Taking Effective Meeting Minutes Join me for a Webinar Oct.

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