“Here” start the meeting

Consultants Mind

The post “Here” start the meeting appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Hands down, the best part of any day for a manager is working with a junior consultant who “gets it” In the busy crush of client work, deliverables, over-commitment, and fuss – when you are working with a team that instinctively knows what needs to get done, it’s fun, easy, and rewarding. All (over) committed […].

Peter Drucker said, “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer the meetings the better”

Consultants Mind

Granted some of these were client interviews, but needless to say, the real work and thinking was done between meetings, or at night at the hotel. The time before and after the meeting … Continue reading → Learning Consulting Team Meeting Professionalism Project Management This is my calendar from a recent week.

Meetings aren’t intuitive

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Running effective meetings is not all common sense. Check out my series on Offsites 101 Download my Offsite planning checklist Get some DIY Offsite Games to play And check out Seth Godin on how to run a better meeting As a kicker, Seth’s tips on zoom and skype (you need this!). The post Meetings aren’t intuitive appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Blog Get what you want Presentations and meetings

Meetings aren’t intuitive

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Running effective meetings is not all common sense. Check out my series on Offsites 101 Download my Offsite planning checklist Get some DIY Offsite Games to play And check out Seth Godin on how to run a better meeting As a kicker, Seth’s tips on zoom and skype (you need this!). The post Meetings aren’t intuitive appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

Netflix Brings Lean Thinking to Board Meetings

Markovitz Consulting

I doubt Netflix was thinking how Jim Womack would apply lean to their board meetings. But in a new article , the Harvard Business Review describes how the company reinvented board meetings by creating a better way to share information with its board of directors. First, board members attend monthly and quarterly senior management meetings as observers. Senior management responds to the questions prior to the meeting. Well, not really.

10 Tips for Dynamite Meetings with Your Consulting Clients

David A Fields

In return, you’re likely to conduct at least one meeting during which you present findings, results and/or recommendations. Your clients send your consulting firm checks with plenty of digits.

CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Your time is consumed with things like financing, board meetings, product decisions, operational considerations, legal issues…the list is endless. Make the time to go out and meet your customers on their own turf. How to Meet Your Customers.

Plan an offsite meeting

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Plan an offsite meeting with care. This checklist will help guide you through effective ways to plan an offsite meeting. Plan an offsite meeting: Get clear and […]. The post Plan an offsite meeting appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Off sites 101 Articles by Cindy Tonkin Presentations and meetings Training programsOffsites are excellent ways to solve operational problems, build teams and get your team on the same page.

How to Maximize Meetings

Strategy+Business

Readers share their pain -- and their ideas for better meetings

Meet the Democratic Brand

Joellyn Sargent

Many customer surveys fail because they: Ask the wrong question s – “Did you have a pleasant experience” is much different from “Did we meet your needs.”. The post Meet the Democratic Brand appeared first on Joey Sargent. This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on Liberated Brands.

Effective Off site meetings

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Effective off site meetings can be very useful. The post Effective Off site meetings appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Off sites 101 Articles by Cindy Tonkin Presentations and meetingsIneffective ones are a waste of time and money. Do it right the first time. Here are some dos and don’ts. Do plan ahead Make sure you plan ahead so that your team can all be there. Plan ahead so you have time to consult your boss […].

How to Get a Meeting with a Prospective Consulting Client

David A Fields

Wouldn’t you like to plant yourself across the desk from a prospect who’s dripping with extra cash and happens to be afflicted with exactly the problem you solve? Of course you would. Unfortunately, most executives don’t seem to leave puddles of money in their footsteps.

How Consultants Make A Great First Impression At Client Meetings with Mark Bowden: Podcast #67

Consulting Success

How Consultants Make A Great First Impression At Client Meetings with Mark Bowden: Podcast #67 is a post from: Consulting Success. First impression is really about human communication and how you can use your own behavior and body language to influence and persuade people.

Meeting minutes: 8 good reasons to write up those notes

Consultants Mind

Meeting minutes are not boring. Most people see this as a bureaucratic habit straight out of Mad Men, where Joan is typing notes at an old typewriter. I disagree 1. Notes show effort. At the very minimum, it shows good follow-through and … Continue reading → Consultant Best Practices Consulting Consulting Tools Interview Learning Management consulting

Make Your Meetings a Safe Space for Honest Conversation

Harvard Business

Meetings Communication Digital ArticleMore freedom leads to more candor.

Plan your Meetings

Gina Abudi

If you want to be sure the most important issues are discussed and resolved at your next meeting, plan the meeting ahead of time. Too often managers hold meetings that are not planned; the right topics are not on the agenda for discussion. The post Plan your Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership facilitating meetings meeting management problem solvingEnsure important issues are discussed!

Off site team meeting nightmares

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Off site team meeting nightmares are easy to avoid, when you use this checklist. Off site team meeting […]. The post Off site team meeting nightmares appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Off sites 101 Articles by Cindy Tonkin Presentations and meetings Training programsHere are some of the nightmares that can occur when you don’t! Bringing your facilitator in early will help you plan properly.

Meet the New Challengers

BCG

Article Monday, June 27, 2016. Despite economic turmoil in emerging markets, the latest global challengers have maintained both their growth rates and profit margins. The global challengers nearly quintupled their share of overseas revenue from 2005 through 2014.

A Proven Method to Lock in Meetings with Consulting Prospects

David A Fields

Consultants and consulting firm leaders are still trying to secure appointments with their prospects as if they’re in the stagecoach era. There’s a better way. Remember when people would travel from town to town in a stagecoach? I don’t either, but I’ve seen it in the movies.

The crisp meeting

Seth Godin Blog

A $30,000 software package is actually $3,000 worth of software plus $27,000 worth of meetings. And most clients are bad at meetings. The biggest difference between great work and pretty-good work are the meetings that accompanied it. The crisp meeting is one of a series.

The One Meeting that Reliably Produces Huge Consulting Projects

David A Fields

The meeting was long. I brought two, contract consultants in to prep and attend the meeting.) There were about fifteen of us—three from my team and a dozen client personnel—in a conference room at the headquarters of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Ineffective Discussions at Meetings

Gina Abudi

Ideas to increase the effectiveness of discussions at your meetings Are you finding that the meetings you are leading have discussions that just seem to go nowhere? The post Ineffective Discussions at Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership effective discussions meeting facilitation meeting management problem solving

MC meets MC – Management Consulted meets Marc Cosentino

Management Consulted

We had a blast getting to meet Marc, the guy who pretty much pioneered case interview prep material. The post MC meets MC – Management Consulted meets Marc Cosentino appeared first on Management Consulted. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of interviewing Marc Cosentino at his Santa Barbara home. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Marc, he’s pretty much the Godfather when it comes to case interviews. As a kid, he wanted to be the U.S.

Ready for the Results? Best Practices Survey Reviewed at June Meeting

Women in Consulting

In the past, networking has been the #1 factor that successful consultants agree has helped them meet their business goals. So be sure to register for this popular meeting held at Michael’s at Shoreline on Thursday, June 15. By: Amy Huson.

What to Do When Your Meetings Have Gotten Too Big

Harvard Business

Leading teams Meetings Productivity Digital ArticleYou have three options.

A Good Meeting Needs a Clear Decision-Making Process

Harvard Business

Meetings Decision making Collaboration Digital ArticleEveryone should know who’s making the final call.

3 Things You Can Do to Hold More Effective Meetings

Billable Percentage

Here’s the quote: Meetings are expensive. Based on that comment, it’s become clear to me that too much of the time, we take a passive approach to meetings that waste everyone’s time and money. Here’s a list of 3 things you can do to hold more effective meetings.

10 Practical Ways to Meet New Consulting Clients

David A Fields

In the late 1970s, total strangers would walk up to my father and say, “Hey, aren’t you Richard Dreyfuss from Jaws?” It was probably because my Dad looked like Richard Dreyfuss. After all, no one said that to my Mom. As far as I know.

Meeting the Fintech Challenge

Strategy+Business

In such fields as online lending, money transfer, and credit ratings, fintech companies are breaking the dominance of financial services' largest players in novel ways. To maintain their competitive edge, incumbents can reorient their firm as the dynamic center of a fintech ecosystem

How to Speak Up in a Meeting, and When to Hold Back

Harvard Business

Meetings Communication Managing yourself Digital ArticleDon’t show off, and don’t ramble.

What Defines a Successful Meeting with a Prospect?

David A Fields

A question I was asked: Is a meeting a failure if the prospect really likes you at the end but you haven’t nailed down a way that you can help? How do you measure success when you’re meeting with a prospect.

Using The “Seeding” And “Facilitating” Approach In Management Meetings And Consulting Engagements

Steve Shu Consulting

One technique that I tend to use a lot in management meetings and consulting engagements involves the use of two slide types.   What challenges do have in facilitating management meetings and decision-making?

Meet your new MOM (Marketing Operating Model)

McKinsey

To drive revenue growth in the digital age, new data shows that marketing leaders are upgrading data-collection technology, collaborating closely with IT, and focusing on test-and-learn agility. Our Insights

Make meetings effective: set outcomes

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Make meetings effective: set an outcome! When every meeting has an outcome then every meeting is focused. You can make meetings shorter, and you can feel a sense of achievement when they are done. Meeting outcomes are specific to the meeting, the client, and where you’re up to in the project. The post Make meetings effective: set outcomes appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

Whose meeting is this? A simple checklist

Seth Godin Blog

Can your next meeting (not conversation, not presentation, but meeting) pass this test? There's no better way to move this forward than to have this meeting.  The organizer has described what would have to happen for the meeting to be cancelled or to stop midway.

How to Successfully Meet the Three Biggest Marketing Challenges

The More Clients Blog

Learn how to meet those challenges and your marketing will become more successful, easier, and fun. But meeting those challenges is absolutely worth it. The post How to Successfully Meet the Three Biggest Marketing Challenges appeared first on Action Plan Marketing.

How to Get Your To-Do List Done When You’re Always in Meetings

Harvard Business

Time management Productivity Meetings Digital ArticleCreative ways to find the time.

The Art of Staying Awake at Meetings….

Confessions of a Consultant

Instructions : Do you keep falling asleep in meetings? Then just tick off five buzzwords in one meeting and shout out Bingo really loud. Listen up hard at your next meeting! “Here we go again” Every now and then a new word or phrase comes into common usage and gets plugged so much, that you begin to hate it – like an overplayed Christy Moore track that makes you wish you were deaf.

Meet Yangyang Another Humanoid Robot

MishTalk

Ham" meet "Yangyang". A female humanoid robot " Yangyang ", named and modeled after her creator, has a variety of realistic facial expressions. Yangyang" wows visitors at Beijing's Global Mobile Internet Conference.

“We meet all Federal regulations”

Seth Godin Blog

“We can make it better” is a far better motto than, “we meet all the regulations The excuse made by large corporations for the impact of what they produce is that they simply follow the rules. Of course, at these companies, there’s often a different department in charge of lobbying to change the rules so that they can increase short-term profits while being less beneficial to customers and communities.