Meetings

Visit the St. Louis campus of Boeing and you’ll soon discover that Antoinette Smith, CAP-OM, not only knows every inch of the campus, but that most everyone knows, and also respect, her. Through her 38-plus years of employment at Boeing, Smith has gained a reputation for being a leader, a mentor and an innovator, not just for her executives, but also for the administrative staff.

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Remember the game, Telephone, that we played as kids? One person would whisper a message to the person beside them, and they would whisper it along to the person beside them. When the message reached the end of the line and the last person shared aloud what the message was, it was never the same as the original. Everyone would laugh at the garbled end result. That was fun. The same thing has happened with your minute taking, only it isn’t fun. And for your company, it can be downright problematic.

Minute taking does not have to be difficult.

Remember the game, Telephone, that we played as kids? One person would whisper a message to the person beside them, and they would whisper it along to the person beside them. When the message reached the end of the line and the last person shared aloud what the message was, it was never the same as the original. Everyone would laugh at the garbled end result.

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5 Steps To Effective Meetings That Get Great Results

Ask any regular Jill or Joe in Corporate America what the biggest waste of their time is and they’ll respond, “meetings.”

As meeting professionals, we know instinctively that meeting face to face is the most effective way to communicate policy, reinforce branding, accomplish organizational objectives, team-build, drive sales and any number of things. Thanks to organizations like the U.S. Travel Association, we’re starting to see formal studies that prove that, too.

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