Tips for Planning a Successful Business Conference

Event planning is a complex and extremely detail-oriented field. People devote their whole careers to mastering the talent of bringing together well-executed and well-attended events from weddings, birthdays, and social celebrations, to conferences, conventions, and business meetings. And the extensive list goes on…and on. Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure (and sometimes the headache) … Continue reading Tips for Planning a Successful Business Conference

7 Tips for Productive Conference Calls

Conference calls sound like a great idea. For a lot of reasons, in-person meetings just don’t work. People’s schedules and locations can make it virtually impossible to get together face-to-face. However, conference calls are far from a perfect solution. Having participated in countless conference calls, I can confirm that just about everything that happens in … Continue reading 7 Tips for Productive Conference Calls

How to Win Over a Client in the First Meeting

The initial consultation with a client can be awkward and uncomfortable, especially if you feel like the two of you aren’t quite clicking. It’s essentially an interview – for both of you. Each person needs to decide whether they want to work with the other. And much like a first date, it can be hard … Continue reading How to Win Over a Client in the First Meeting

5 Tips for Running a Productive Business Meeting

The dreaded business meeting. So often it starts with chitchat about the weather and then spins off into random discussions where no resolutions or courses of action are identified. Inevitably the meeting runs over its allotted time and all attendees leave wondering what was accomplished. There’s no follow-up and trying to find a date for […]

5 Tips for Running a Productive Business Meeting

The dreaded business meeting. So often it starts with chitchat about the weather and then spins off into random discussions where no resolutions or courses of action are identified. Inevitably the meeting runs over its allotted time and all attendees leave wondering what was accomplished. There’s no follow-up and trying to find a date for … Continue reading 5 Tips for Running a Productive Business Meeting