Meeting Action Items: How to Easily Write And Follow Up on Them

If there’s one thing most people who have a ton of meetings say, it’s this: Meetings should be more effective. Fortunately, there’s an easy cure: Writing and following up on meeting action items. Want to learn how? Let’s dive right in.   What is a meeting action item? Let’s start with the fundamentals: What is [...]

8 Effective Meeting Tips: How to Always Hold Productive Meetings

Effective meetings are the dream, right? After all, you spend a lot of time in the meeting room. What if you didn’t have to endure another boring and unproductive meeting? Fortunately, effective meetings are within your reach. And here below, we look at 8 effective meeting tips you can use to ensure every meeting counts. [...]

Taking Meeting Minutes: 3 Steps to Incredibly Effective Minutes

Look: Taking meeting minutes isn’t as easy as they make it seem. How do you take great notes? And how do you use them to create professional and effective minutes? In this post, you’ll learn how to make people go: “Woah, those are some impressive minutes.” Sound good? Let’s dive right in.   What’s the [...]

8 Fun Ways to Start a Meeting That Will Make Your Meetings Engaging and Productive

You know how it is: Productive meetings are hard to come by. But what if your team members would be engaged right from the start? Today, you’ll learn eight simple and fun tricks you can use to start a meeting. Use them to get people excited to attend and participate in your meetings - in [...]

Businesses waste $37 billion on ineffective meetings every year: What’s your share?

It’s startling, isn’t it? Every year, businesses waste $37 billion (yup, billion with a B) on ineffective meetings – and that’s in the United States alone. Multiply that number several times to figure out how much all businesses spend on fruitless meetings. What’s your share? And more importantly, what can you do about it? Here’s [...]

Why Status Meetings Can Be Banned in 2017

Did you know that employees use an average of 4.5 hours on status meetings every week? That’s at least what a Clarizen/Harris Poll survey found in 2014. According to the survey, 35% said status meetings are a waste of time and 46% wanted to do another unpleasant activity instead of attending them. This begs the [...]

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, [...]

Minute’s New Features: Annotating Documents & Zapier Integration

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: Zapier integration Annotating documents Zapier integration (beta) If you use Zapier, you know just how powerful this tool is. That’s why we’re [...]

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 [...]