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Writing good meeting minutes revisited

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I'm not sure why people are writing a lot of minutes at the moment (or at least looking for information about it), perhaps it's to do with the fact that our roles are becoming more diverse and we're being asked to do tasks that weren't previously expected from us. In this post I take another look at how to write good minutes … Read More »

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How to run effective meetings

June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

It seems that my two posts on “Writing Good Meeting Minutes” and “Writing Good Meeting Minutes Revisited” have been very popular (the first post is receiving the second highest amount of hits after the homepage). So, I thought I’d point you in the direction of two other meeting resources that will be of interest to […] … Read More »

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How To Write Good Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve recently taken over a secretary of my Village Hall Committee and it’s actually quite surprising how much work is involvedĀ  for such a little organisation. One of my tasks is to write and distribute the minutes of our monthly meetings, a job that I have to admit I wasn’t looking forward too. I’d never […] … Read More »

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Christopher's Meeting Guidelines

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Off the back of my last post, Christopher Hawkins has some interesting Guidelines regarding meetings, here’s my favourite: Christopher’s Meeting Guideline #3: No chairs. This one drives people crazy. I can hear you already – “No chairs?!? Have you lost your mind?!? What about pregnant people? What about the crippled? What about employees who wheelchair […] … Read More »

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What's your hourly rate

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting article over on About.com on how to calculate your hourly freelance rate. I think I want to buy too much stuff….   … Read More »

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How to cope with a backstabber

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post by Bob Lewis over at Advice Line about how to cope with Office Backstabbers. I don’t know of a more challenging situation than being on the wrong end of an adept corporate backstabber. I checked my favorite reference for this kind of thing, It Takes More than a Carrot and a […] … Read More »

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Are meetings worth it?

June 3, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There is an interesting post over at Working Smarter regarding meetings and whether they’re of any business benefit or not. I already know my answer! …a recent survey found that an average employee spends 5.6 hours in meetings each week.  Throw in prep time and wrapup time and that number probably extends to almost 8 hours a […] … Read More »

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Go with the flow or stand out from the crowd

June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I received the following from a friend of mine last night and it got me thinking. (Darn it! Doing the “thinking” thing again). Take a look at the picture. You can be anyone but if you blend in with your environment and face the same way you’ll be safe. Alternatively you can stand out from […] … Read More »

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