Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general. The saying goes that there are three requirements to make up an effective Committee – the right task, the right people and the right process.

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

It provided quite popular so I thought I’d write a little something on working with Committees in general. The saying goes that there are three requirements to make up an effective Committee – the right task, the right people and the right process.

Trending Sources

Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

Practically Perfect PA

Committee meetings confidence Relationship with the boss admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant PA Personal Assistant Time management

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Committee meetings TechnologyPin It. Long gone are the days our executive managers fly all over the world attending an hour’s meeting here or there.

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Committee meetings TechnologyPin It. Long gone are the days our executive managers fly all over the world attending an hour’s meeting here or there.

Annotated Agenda

Laughing all the Way to Work

Finance Committee signed off on budget. - Mr. Roberts will be the new Co-Chair of the Finance Committee (Mr. Brown is stepping down as Co-Chair of this Committee as of January 26, 2017). 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.

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings a year, which meant I was writing a set of minutes practically every week. Simply state that the paper was noted by the Committee and any action points arising from the discussion. Pin It.

2012 130

Press Release: Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Speaks in Dallas

Denise Aday

Press Release: Bill of Rights Defense Committee Director Speaks in Dallas : Activist attorney Shahid Buttar will give the Dallas Peace Center’s summer lecture on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Bridge Bistro in downtown Dallas.

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 77

FCC's CIO: Change Agents Need Employer Support

On The Job

But that scenario doesn’t panic Bray, a co-chair for an IEEE committee focused on artificial intelligence and innovative policies for the future. “To David Bray says the world is experiencing more turbulence, and he isn’t talking about a rough airplane ride or a nasty nor’easter.

2016 89

Minute taking tips

Practically Perfect PA

Introduce yourself to the chairperson before the meeting and ask them to introduce you to every committee member. Although all of the main actions should be recorded in the minutes, it’s always beneficial for you and the committee to record the actions in a separate table too.

2015 94

Grammar Quiz #18: Who vs. Whom

Daily Writing Tips

did you choose to serve on your committee? Whom did you choose to serve on your committee? In standard English who is used as a subject or a predicate nominative. Whom is used as an object (direct, indirect, object of preposition, etc.).

2017 10

Vocabulary Quiz #12: Commonly Confused Words

Daily Writing Tips

Is there anyone me, who wants to volunteer for the flower committee? If the committee meets _ , they will only meet six times a year. Is there anyone besides me, who wants to volunteer for the flower committee?

Getting People to Notice You: Cultivating High Self-Esteem Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

Participate in employee committees in your office. I’ve been asked to participate in a committee focused on implementing Microsoft Office 365. Earn positive attention in the workplace and address the most common obstacle standing in the way for most assistants—lack of self-esteem.

This May Be the Reason Your Team Doesn't Have Enough Good Ideas

On The Job

After the invasion failed, Kennedy tasked his younger brother, Robert, to vigorously vet any decisions that were being considered by the Executive Committee of the National Security Council.

2015 77

The hidden world of London’s Livery Halls

Practically Perfect PA

There are three smaller private rooms on the 1 st floor, the Court Room, Luncheon Room and Committee room which are great rooms for presentation lunches and each boast their own style and theme.

2015 83

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

I had a job a few years back that provided support for twelve Committees who had four meetings a year, which meant I was writing a set of minutes practically every week. Simply state that the paper was noted by the Committee and any action points arising from the discussion.

2012 66

Dozen: Singular or Plural?

Daily Writing Tips

Dozen is a collective noun, like committee. For example: The committee has agreed to appropriate money for new sidewalk. The committee are in disagreement as to the importance of a new sidewalk.

2014 24

Technology to help with minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

About 10 years ago I used to manage 12 Committees as part of my role at the time. These minutes were just from the main Committee meetings – I also had to attend and minute other meetings throughout the year.

2014 90

10 Techniques for More Precise Writing

Daily Writing Tips

Before : “The decision of the committee is final.”. After : “The committee’s decision is final.”. Here are ten ways to produce more vivid, direct, concise prose by replacing wordy phrases with fewer words and reorganizing sentences.

2013 61

Collective Nouns: Singular or Plural?

Daily Writing Tips

British and American style guides tend to agree that collective nouns like audience , committee , and data can be construed as either singular or plural, according to whether the word is perceived as a unit or as individual items. The committee gave its unanimous approval to the plans.

2014 23

6 Powerful Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Focus and Achieve Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

Definitely not – that is the reason why there are committees and sub-committees to whom the organizer can delegate tasks while he focuses on the larger picture.

Goals 144

What is business acumen and how do you get it?

Practically Perfect PA

In a previous role I managed 12 Committees all of which had a special interest in different areas of accountancy. I attended all of the Committee meetings and took all of the minutes.

2013 84

Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

More Hyphenation of Phrasal Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

For New York Stock Exchange-listed organizations, the audit committee charter must include the committee’s duties and responsibilities.

Jasmine Freeman named Vice President,Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

Jasmine is the Ambassador Committee Chair and incoming Advisory Council Chair within the Vegas Young Professionals Organization, a division of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce. November 7, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada, For Immediate Release.

7 Examples of Passive Voice (And How To Fix Them)

Daily Writing Tips

It was determined by the committee that the report was inconclusive.”. Two actors, the committee and the report, are vying for the lead role here, but committee is the bearer of the news about the report, and to place the report the head of the sentence would be to replace one passive sentence with another. Attend to the actors: “The committee determined that the report was inconclusive.”.

2011 36

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

If your office has a planning committee, join it. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam. This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author.

3 Ways to Get Out of a Career Rut

On The Job

The point is, the next time something comes along that makes you a bit uncomfortable at work (heading up a new committee, working with people you don't know, etc.) Sometimes it's easier to blame your boss/coworkers/company for your unhappiness at work rather than yourself. So, you tell yourself the reason you aren't getting ahead is because the boss is a jerk. Or, your peers are a bunch of back-stabbing idiots who prevent you from getting recognition. And the company?

2016 57

How To Find Inspiration After A Big Failure

Dumb Little Man

So he was put before a disciplinary committee which found him guilty. I am sure that you have heard the saying that if you have never failed at anything, then you never tried anything. This saying is quite true.

2017 128

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.

2014 72

Hyphenating Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

The committee thoroughly reviewed the potential conflicts-of-interest before making a decision. When should phrases of more than two words be hyphenated, and when should the constituent words stand on their own?

2016 23

3 Examples of Strengthening Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

They can think more strategically when working with the committee and executive management to formulate plans and analyzing risks. In each of the sentences below, misplacement of a word, or absence of a word, presents an obstacle to comprehension.

DNA of a Star Assistant™ by Joan Burge

Office Dynamics

The conference committee asked that I include some information on research I did in an article I wrote called The DNA of a Star Assistant™. I am putting the finishing touches on a speech I am giving next week to 250+ executive assistants.

A day in the life: Laura O’Malley, Team Lead and Executive PA, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Practically Perfect PA

Currently as well as my day-to-day job I’m working on a development review of administrative staff in the organisation, I’m organising a charity quiz night for all staff and I’m a member of the Health and Wellbeing Committee. What are the main aspects of your role?

2016 106

Quick, Practical and Dirty – How to Assess Your PA Brand

Practically Perfect PA

Not being invited to join the right committees / projects. Imagine the scene, 100 highly professional assistants at Nicky’s Assist Conference 2016. All eager, hungry and demanding top notch speakers – ‘Give me knowledge!’ ‘ Give me practical tips!’

2016 78

Using the Adjective “Lackadaisical”

Daily Writing Tips

Example: Don’t vote for her to head the committee. Posts By Email Grab The RSS Home Archives About Contact Tests Book Using the Adjective “Lackadaisical&# by Maeve Maddox One of my mother’s favorite words was lackadaisical.

4 Easy Ways to Make Your Career Better in 2012

On The Job

If you're always the one volunteering for committees, it's OK not to take on the work this year. If you've always hung back, it's time to take the step forward and volunteer to head up a committee or board in an organization.

2012 43

Five top tips for using a unique event space

Practically Perfect PA

Be it the office Christmas party, team building events, off site board meetings and committee to large scale global conferences. Event Management is now one of the main tasks for assistants – practically every assistant I talk to has organised something!

2016 70

Time Management and Your Purpose-Driven Life

Productive & Organized

I am wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, volunteer, business owner, speaker, catalyst choir member, friend, counselor, small group member, coach, dog sitter, sales person, gluten-free cook, marketer, room mom, committee member, employer, board member, yoga student, etc. 

2013 46