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Minute’s New Features: Beta Testing New Design and Features

Do you use our web version? Then, you might already have noticed that you can opt to use a new beta version on your meeting dashboard. With this beta test, we’re implementing several new features. For you IOS users out there, don’t worry – an IOS beta version is coming soon. Below, we explain what [...]

5 Weird Tips for a Great Meeting

There’s no use sugarcoating it: Most meetings are incredibly dull. People detest meetings so much that 47% of meeting participants say meetings are a waste of time. If you’ve ever been distracted during a meeting, you know why. Our attention spans are short and often, meetings aren’t optimized for engagement, learning, or idea-generation. For example, [...]

How to Run a Meeting Like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

What if your team could use some of the same techniques that companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook use to streamline the way they work? After all, these companies are some of the biggest and most innovative businesses in the world. Want to learn how to do meetings right? There’s no better way to [...]

How to Make Deathly Dull Meetings Fun and Interactive Again

It’s painfully true, isn’t it? Meetings are mind-numbingly dull and boring. Why is that, though? There’s no reason why meetings shouldn’t be fun and inspiring. After all, holding meetings that employees want to attend could boost things like creativity, innovation, teamwork, engagement, and employee retention. With a few simple tweaks, you could go from unexciting, [...]

The 5 Best Ways to Hack Your Next Weekly Meeting

You want your team meetings to be efficient. Yet, implementing rigorous strategies seems overwhelming. You’d like a ‘quick fix’ (for more advice on strategizing productive meetings, see our tips on how to plan a meeting and how to manage a meeting). What can you do to make your next meeting as productive and useful as [...]

New Features: meeting permissions and assigning tasks to multiple users

In our last post on new Minute features, we mentioned a few upcoming features. We’ve now rolled out these features, and we’re excited to tell you more about them. Our new features are: Assigning tasks to multiple users Permission options Assigning tasks to multiple users This new feature is one of our most requested features. [...]

Virtual Meetings: How to Hold Meetings as a Remote Team

More and more businesses turn to remote workers. No wonder – they enable companies to operate more flexibly, acquire talent from all over the world and lower costs. At the same time, this flexibility does come with its own set of challenges. Meetings are an essential part of teamwork. People work better in teams and [...]

5 Types of Meetings: All You Need to Know for Successful Meetings

Let me guess: More or less every week, you attend at least a few meetings. In that case, you probably sit through different types of meetings. There are meetings where you share information, meetings where you make decisions, and meetings where you brainstorm. Obviously, these different meetings have different objectives. To achieve those objectives, you [...]