Everything You Need to Know to Organise the Perfect Decision-Making Meeting

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. Rita Mae Brown Decision-making meetings can often conclude without any decision being made; thus, leading to a group of frustrated attendees feeling like their precious time has been wasted. The reasons for these outcomes can be due to the attendees being unprepared for the goal of...

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A Sales Conference Call is harder than any other meeting. Only your Knowledge and Listening skills counts! Here is a reminder of what to do to show your best and rock your goal! Conducting a Sales Conference Call is a major skill for a salesperson to master. You can’t rely on face-to-face meeting techniques like…

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Earnings Conference Call aren’t like your regular conference call. They require more preparation as they target external stakeholders: institutional and private investors, financial analysts… Follow these few steps to organise an earnings conference call that will leave investors and financial analysts well-informed and satisfied. The purpose of an earnings conference call is to unpack details…

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We can see you! Yes, you. The one with the negative body language. Arms crossed, face in a scowl. We can all see you. You are overachieving on the non-verbal body language signals. We “hear” you loud and clear –the discussion on the video conference call is making you want to explode or run away?…

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“Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.” Bennett Cerf Etiquette is the grown up friend of good manners. You know your mama taught you not to interrupt, don’t put your elbows on the table, keep your mouth closed when you’re chewing, always say “please” and “thank you” and try to use…

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“Because of Bluetooth headsets, it’s getting more and more difficult to tell who’s schizophrenic and who’s on a conference call.” Dana Gould Meetings are the lifeblood of our corporate arteries. These days we don’t even have to be there in person. Conference call services have evolved so that remote teams don’t have to physically be…

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Effective meetings respect and value the participants’ time by following a clear format. Part of running efficient meetings is understanding the core purpose of bringing the group of people together, and sticking to the structure of the chosen meeting. This is the most productive way for you and your employees to communicate. The meeting space…

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At 247meeting, we are always looking for new ways of improving our processes to spend more time on what’s worth it and less time on small chores. We also need to keep track of all the ideas that cross our busy minds. We don’t think we are the only ones in this situation, that’s why…

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If you work in an office, the chances are that you’ve already had at least a dozen of conference calls in your working life. In my case, I had more than 250 of them before I joined 247meeting. Let’s say I’ve heard (and use) a lot of excuses for delays. The eternal malediction: “I couldn’t…

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Summer is here. It awakens our urge of sailing towards the setting sun…and composing far-fetched nautical puns. It also inspires our highly poetic fibre, revealing to us parallels that we never thought of before. You see… a conference call is like a boat. Without a strong captain, you might fall adrift. And as the captain is always…

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Many of us can relate to this quote from Dave Barry: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” It’s quite the catch, we’ve all lost hours to wasteful and ineffective meetings, and yet…

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What is a crisis? A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, requiring important decisions. Of course, it is the role of every manager to predict and prevent a crisis. But sometimes, you just can’t. Not everybody is Nostradamus. You can still prepare for the unpredictable. Make the most of the uneventful times to plan…

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The execution of a perfect conference call is an art. You are attempting to communicate with a group of people across the globe, in different time zones and with different relationships to technology, decorum and self-awareness. They have the potential to take years off your life, raise your blood pressure to abnormally high levels or…

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The recent celebrity non-fest that was Fyre Festival culminated in a conference call held by the management of Fyre Media, the company behind the doomed festival. We all know that with time and travel costs, conference calls can be an excellent working alternative to meeting face to face, however, we suspect that the management may…

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Telecoms is a huge and diverse industry and often, the services that it encompasses might surprise you. Despite this, business insiders are constantly identifying trends within the industry that underpin all these services, their profitability and shape their development. Like all IT industries telecoms has undergone drastic advances and technological improvements that have increased the…

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We often think that we are unable to do what we need to do when we’re away from our office. Sending email is tedious. Reviewing slides is like climbing Mount Everest. Having a big conference call on the go? No way! A smartphone is never as convenient as a good old spider phone! Wrong! Basically, what…

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Dear Mr Kelly, By now we’ve all been introduced to the tele-interview viewed around the world and our raucous, but empathetic, laughter has subsided for dread – when will it happen to us? When will we be remote presenting to our boss, our CEO, a new HR manager, the national broadcaster? We’ve written about pet…

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2016 was a huge year for 247meeting. We always want to give our customers the best experience possible. This is difficult when your industry typically induces eye rolling or painful flashbacks. Conference calls are considered a necessary evil which, let’s face it, most employees avoid participating in at all costs. Last year 247meeting launched our…

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2017 heralds the Chinese Year of the Rooster. Previous years of the Rooster are 2005, 1993, 1981 and 1969, going back every 12 years. The Chinese Zodiac comprises of 12 different animals which each represent a different set of fortunes and characteristics. People associated with the year of the Rooster are known for confidence and…

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New Year, New You. Our guess is that a lot of our customers’ New Year’s Resolutions might sound like: ‘Be a better manager’, or ‘Be a more effective leader’. As with all resolutions, something that can get in the way of achieving this goal, is how vague of a resolution it is. Make your goal…

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