Posts Tagged: meetings

Gov Meetings Go Virtual — Online certificate course on webinars, virtual meetings

Is your agency’s mission at risk because critical meetings and conferences are being cancelled or drastically reduced due to travel budget cuts and conference approval restrictions? Don’t give up on your important meetings and conferences. Take this 6-week Government Virtual Events Producer (GVEP) certificate program and you’ll quickly build the skills your agency needs toRead… Read more »

Podcast MTR003: Elaine Stover of greenschemes Shares Meeting Tips You Can Use Today!

Interview and Show Notes: http://www.MeetingTipsRadio.com/ElaineStove In this episode of Meeting Tips Radio, Elaine Stover of greenschemes shares several practical meeting tips that you can use today! Elaine Stover is a Human Ecologist, Facilitator, Trainer and Process Designer, and Founder and Principal, greenschemes™. She has lived and worked in four countries outside of the U.S.: Australia,Read… Read more »

Gov Meetings Go Virtual — Already know the answers? Let’s find out.

Greetings, Here are 5 of the questions that we will cover in the Gov Meetings Go Virtual six week online training course starting May 21. The purpose of this groundbreaking, GSA approved course is to equip you with the tools you need to run successful webinars and hybrid/virtual meetings for the government agency(ies) you serveRead… Read more »

Your colleagues have a few choice words for you!

Over 100 of your peers have completed the Gov Meetings Go Virtual online training course to learn about planning and implementing government webinars and hybrid/virtual meetings. Now they have a few things to tell you — http://www.GovMeetingsGoVirtual.com “The course met my learning objectives”: 87.5% “I will recommend this course to my colleagues”: 90% “The instructorRead… Read more »

The Death of Meetings

The Death of Meetings Everyone hates meetings. Everyone talks about how they hate meetings. Everyone at meetings usually hates them and spends the meeting on their phone. The NY Times even wrote a long article this Sunday entitled “When You’ve Had One Meeting Too Money” where they called for a Meeting Revolution. As they argue,Read… Read more »

Focus Frameworks

Last Friday I attended a fascinating presentation, Why Do People Do Stupid Things? by Thomas Hoffman of PScience Associates. There was a lot of meat in his presentation, and the most valuable idea I took away is that there are a half dozen exercises I can do before taking action that will improve my resultsRead… Read more »

Become a Brilliant Communicator (Part 5 of 5): Stop Wasting Time in Meetings

Last week, GovLoop and YGL hosted a half day training event for up and coming government leaders, who heard from experts on the topics of career management, leadership, communications, and more. One of the sessions, titled “Become a Brilliant Communicator,” provided tips on communicating via email and telephone, giving and receiving feedback, and holding successfulRead… Read more »

Back Away From the Pronouns!

While pronouns have their place in the work world, writers want to maintain precision with their e-mails and memos to avoid confusion. So while I will concur that using pronouns can avoid verboseness, here are two pronouns to use sparingly and the reasons why. 1. Be precise rather than use “it.” If your memo reads,Read… Read more »

Maximizing Possibilities – CityCamp Experience

From amazing metaphors involving adorable puppies to reflections about how data can transform generalities into actions, I was fortunate to attend the first CityCamp held in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 11/12/2011. This un-conference is designed to be more of an open exchange of ideas than the traditional professional conference that most of us are use toRead… Read more »