On meetings... by Cynthia Smith

I feel that process has its place, especially when running meetings.  I think one of the goals of every meeting should be to get as much done in as little time as possible. Yet I find myself in too many long, unorganized meetings.  Therefore, I thought I would list a few reminders on how to get the most out of your meetings.

  •  Create clear introductions/endings.  If the meeting is not a regular meeting, you may want to include an agenda on the invite.
  •  Identify clear action items/tasks and responsibilities for them.  Repeat before the meeting adjourns.
  •  Do not discuss details of work in status/summary meetings.
  • Minimize chit chat and interruptions.

These few items can cut your meeting time in half in some cases, allowing you and your colleagues to get more done.  And they will thank you for it. 


Welcome. by Cynthia Smith

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The Tech Salon helps you navigate this digital terrain, not only for yourself but for your business. The end result is that we help you get the things you need to do done.  We give you S.P.A.: Strategy + Process = Accomplishments.  Sometimes this only requires one (1) hour a week. Other times a longer commitment is required to manage your project(s).  A client recently remarked about The Tech Salon's services, "What you do is technical and non-technical, strategy and process, coaching, project, content management and more.  I cannot quite describe what you do but I get things done and I love it when that happens."