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5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings

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Are you tired of tiring, unproductive meetings? If so, review this quick-read article, and consider the Meetings that Rock program by Northstar Facilitators. Starts May 6th! 

http://www.northstarfacilitators.com/meetings-that-rock/

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Produtividade: reuniões direcionadas e limitadas...

Productivity: focused meetings..

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:43 AM

Why do you want your meetings fast and focused? Because, they cost you resources. In addition, if meetings are long and unproductive, they can lower moral, which costs you more!

 

I love this quick-read article with real world examples on how to make your meetings really pay off. As well as what to do to energize your conference room.

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:49 AM

Meetings...to make them pay off, follow these useful suggestions!

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Home Office Organization

Home Office Organization | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
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I love these organizing tips. Quick, clear and easy to implement. And, don't forget the table or shelf near the door!

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5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings

5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

 

 


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Meetings...to make them pay off, follow these useful suggestions!

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Ana Tapia's curator insight, April 24, 1:55 PM

Produtividade: reuniões direcionadas e limitadas...

Productivity: focused meetings..

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:43 AM

Why do you want your meetings fast and focused? Because, they cost you resources. In addition, if meetings are long and unproductive, they can lower moral, which costs you more!

 

I love this quick-read article with real world examples on how to make your meetings really pay off. As well as what to do to energize your conference room.

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 12:01 PM

Are you tired of tiring, unproductive meetings? If so, review this quick-read article, and consider the Meetings that Rock program by Northstar Facilitators. Starts May 6th! 

http://www.northstarfacilitators.com/meetings-that-rock/

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10 Powerful Online Business Tools

10 Powerful Online Business Tools | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

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Apps and online tools can make your more efficient, for sure! If you're looking to discover a few for 2014, here is a great start. I've used a few myself. Take a look and see if one of these would make a difference in your business.

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, January 9, 8:47 AM

It is always good to learn new tools. This article gives you some new tools you might not know about.

Tooliers's curator insight, January 10, 6:36 AM

@michaelhyat.com 

Marcellus Maxximus's curator insight, January 12, 11:16 PM

I read this one because I thought it would kinda go along with the ways to make your business site better. Theses tools make your online site more productive. 

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How do you do it? / Authorship for Experts

How do you do it? / Authorship for Experts | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Authorship for Experts
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Looking for a little inspiration to reach your goals, in the most efficient way possible? Then, you must REALLY want the result. Don't waste your time on what you don't really want. The wisdom in this quick article has stuck with me.

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12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions

12 Simple Ways to Make Better Business Decisions | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

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This article is good for the business owner interested in becoming a better, more productive leader. Decision making can be challenging, and as #6 in the article points out, especially if you do not have a clear set of goals. Being clear on your goals, and looking to them as the basis for your decision making, is sure to make everything easier...and more efficient!

 

Give this a quick read, and more importantly, some serious thought. What two points could you incorporate to make your business more successful?

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:04 AM

good check list 

dreamz infra's comment, June 6, 2013 2:11 AM
Very good
John Michel's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:50 AM

Learning to make good decisions in business doesn’t always come easy. Sometimes it is difficult to consider the vastness of both big and small decisions made about our companies. So to aid you in improving your leadership skills and bottom-line here are twelve recommendations from entrepreneurs on how to improve your decision making skills in business.


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How CEOs Can Free Up Hours Of Labor In An Instant

How CEOs Can Free Up Hours Of Labor In An Instant | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
That sucking sound? It's coming from your slide deck. How do you divert the wasted time and effort being poured into formal executive presentations toward boosting productivity and trust? Simply replace slide decks with conversations.
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Really important information for business owners to consider. Do your meetings really need a "presentation''? Or can the same, or better, be accomplished with a clear goal for the meeting and a loose agenda?

 

And, if you really want to have meetings that rock, check out this webinar on that exact topic. http://www.northstarfacilitators.com/meetings-that-rock-webinar/

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Top five tips for small businesses to get technology right first time

Top five tips for small businesses to get technology right first time | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Jeremy Fennell, managing director of PC World Business, gives his top tips on IT for a small company. 
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Brilliant, valuable advice. I especially love "Get expert advice" and "Secure Your Data" as incredibly important reminders!

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Ongoing WordPress Security Attacks, The Details and Solutions | iThemes

Ongoing WordPress Security Attacks, The Details and Solutions | iThemes | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
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Incredbily important article for all Wordpress users. Simple steps you can take to make your site more secure against known attacks.

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Small-Business Guide - Enlisting a Global Work Force of Freelancers - NYTimes.com

Small-Business Guide - Enlisting a Global Work Force of Freelancers - NYTimes.com | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Layoffs have pushed many skilled professionals into the worldwide marketplace, where smaller companies may tap their talents.
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It's true, freelance sites make it easier to find in-expensive labor in other countries. However, relationships still rule! Remember the know-like-trust factor. In addition, make sure you are easy to work with, provide high quality service, follow up and follow-through, and you will get the business 9 times out of 10!

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Seven Procrastination-Busting Tips to Use Today

Seven Procrastination-Busting Tips to Use Today | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

Oh, wow, this is a great one! Real advice on how to stop procrastinating! Well...at least...how not to do it so often!

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Why Aren't You Delegating?

Why Aren't You Delegating? | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

This is a critical skill for every business owner. I don't know a single business that doesn't need to delegate some of the time! Add this skill to your toolbox, and you'll be unstoppable!

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Practical productivity: An action plan for staff engagement

Practical productivity: An action plan for staff engagement | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Staff are less engaged in their work in 2012 than they were in 2009, a new survey of employee engagement, published today, reveals.
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Young entrepreneur shares her secrets to success - FemaleFirst.co.uk

Young entrepreneur shares her secrets to success - FemaleFirst.co.uk | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
FemaleFirst.co.ukYoung entrepreneur shares her secrets to successFemaleFirst.co.ukHave the confidence to ask for advice or potential contacts, you never know, their help or connections could be invaluable.
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5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings

5 Tips For Fast And Focused Meetings | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

 

 


Via Daniel Watson, Tia Ribary
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Are you tired of tiring, unproductive meetings? If so, review this quick-read article, and consider the Meetings that Rock program by Northstar Facilitators. Starts May 6th! 

http://www.northstarfacilitators.com/meetings-that-rock/

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Ana Tapia's curator insight, April 24, 1:55 PM

Produtividade: reuniões direcionadas e limitadas...

Productivity: focused meetings..

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:43 AM

Why do you want your meetings fast and focused? Because, they cost you resources. In addition, if meetings are long and unproductive, they can lower moral, which costs you more!

 

I love this quick-read article with real world examples on how to make your meetings really pay off. As well as what to do to energize your conference room.

Tia Ribary's curator insight, April 25, 11:49 AM

Meetings...to make them pay off, follow these useful suggestions!

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Using A Lazy Susan for Office Accessories

Using A Lazy Susan for Office Accessories | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

From Home Made Simple:

"Get your everyday office essentials organized with new uses for common household items."

 

I use lazy susans in kitchen cupboards and on my kitchen counters to group items on so the surface isn't cluttered. But the use of one of these turntables is something I never thought of using in the office!

 

Read about it here:

http://www.homemadesimple.com/en-US/HomeOrganization/pages/home-office-organization-ideas.aspx


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What a simple, yet brilliant idea. Keep your often-used items within easy reach!

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6 Smart, Easy Ways to Boost Your Company's Productivity

6 Smart, Easy Ways to Boost Your Company's Productivity | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

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Increasing productivity means you get more with what you have. That's why I love improving efficiency so much. It does the same thing!

 

This article outlines 6 steps business owners and managers can take to do just that: do more with what thay have. And, I'm a bit torn...is #3 or #6 my favorite? They are both highly impacting, and I believe they are often overlooked.

 

My challenge to you: pick just one step to implement and watch how it impacts your business...in a great way!

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Guy Meisl's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:10 PM

The mans got a point!

Angela Heath's curator insight, October 14, 2013 10:40 AM

We the business owners, directors and managers set the tone for excellence by our words and deeds.

Carly Farlow's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:42 PM

Awesome article on productivity!

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3 Tips To Build The Trait That Drives Business: Self-Respect

3 Tips To Build The Trait That Drives Business: Self-Respect | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Even if you don’t read anything else I’ve said in prior columns about the 7 Non-Negotiables, I hope you will read this column.
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Who woulda' thought that self respect would increase your efficiency? Oh, but it does! This article does a good job of explaining why, and how you can make changes for the better!

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7 Great Add-Ons For Basecamp -- InformationWeek

7 Great Add-Ons For Basecamp -- InformationWeek | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
These 7 apps and add-ons will help you get the most of the Basecamp cloud project management and collaboration platform.
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For you Basecamp users, here are some good tips on available applications.

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Six Ways Google Is About To Transform Your Small Business

Six Ways Google Is About To Transform Your Small Business | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
With Google, we have a company that is quickly building a unified platform for applications and services that talk to each other and help us do our business faster and more profitably.
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This article has to do with not only office system efficiency, but with marketing as well, so I was a bit torn as to which topic to place it under!

 

Google+ for me, and many of my clients, was not something we instantly jumped to spend time on. This article, though, explains why we may need to! At the very least, I encourage you to pay attention to what Google is doing, and they have in development. Their apps do continue to improve, and they are very useful for many, many small business owners.

 

My next Google exploration will be Google Hangout!

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What your local coffee shop can tell you about U.S. productivity

What your local coffee shop can tell you about U.S. productivity | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Productivity fell at the end of last year at the fastest pace in two years -- about 2 percent.
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An article on productivity which makes you think about how you use technology. Use it wisely and it increases your productivity! What small things could you implement in your business to get big results? For Jola Cafe, in Portland, OR, using an iPad as their register helps them and their clients. It includes a quote from yours truly. 

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Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions

Videoconferencing Tools Compared: Seven Low-Cost Solutions | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

 

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 20, 2012 11:08 PM

When it comes to tools, Robin Good is one of the best sources of information.

LLatipi's curator insight, December 21, 2012 1:55 AM

Great tools for real-time online communication.

Kathie Nelson's curator insight, February 27, 2013 8:34 AM

The world of online meetings is changing. Get the latest review of the top 7 tools here. Thanks, @Barbara Saunders

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3 Tips for Keeping Data Safe in the Cloud (Infographic)

3 Tips for Keeping Data Safe in the Cloud (Infographic) | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
The recent hack of a journalist illustrates how security needs to be a top priority for businesses that manage data online.Get the latest blog articles on...
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I know it's an older article, but I especially like the reminder that backing up to an external hard drive is still important, EVEN IF you are backing up to the cloud! Do both!

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Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

Interesting article on information I haven't seen before. I filed this under Office Efficiency because removing yourself from a toxic situation (such as a big-time complainer) can not only make you feel better and make your brain better, but make your business better too!

 

Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function. Here's how to defend yourself. "Shield up!"

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Microsoft Unveils Touch-Based Version of Office

Microsoft Unveils Touch-Based Version of Office | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it
Microsoft redesigned its Office applications to take advantage of trends like touch-based devices, social networking and cloud computing.
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You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate

You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate | Office Efficiency | Scoop.it

Many small business owners don't honestly believe that they can be innovative enough to make a difference to their business outcomes, yet if you were to suggest that they lacked the ability to think, their reaction may not be positive.

 

The point is that, if you are capable of thinking, you are capable of being innovative in your approach to addressing your business problems.

 

This excellent article from Harvard, provides guidance by way of a number of examples, and suggests that you can simply build a great business by asking "why" more often.


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