5 Big Rules For Productive Conference Calls

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s easy to fool ourselves into the illusion that “just having a conference call,” instead of a face-to-face meeting or one-on-one, will save time. In an attempt to salvage some productivity in their day, they put the phone on mute and try to get real work done at the same time—and don’t pay close attention to much as a result. A Quick Rant Against Conference Calls. The next time you have a conference call, try thinking like an entrepreneur.

8 Ways To Improve Your Conference Experience

Joseph Lalonde

O ne of the best ways that I’ve found to experience exponential growth is through attending conferences and workshops. And probably the least productive way to grow. There’s more to getting more out of attending a conference than speaking. The next time you go to a conference, try the following: Ways To Improve Your Conference Experience. Create a list of influential people you want to meet : Conferences bring out the biggest and brightest speakers.


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11 Best Practices for Successful Video Conferences


While companies have come a long way in just a few weeks with video meetings, we all have much to learn about how to make video conferences more engaging and productive – and far less taxing for employees.

Learn About the Power of Connection at the ATD 2021 International Conference

Michael Lee Stallard

I’m looking forward to speaking about this topic at the ATD 2021 International Conference next month in Salt Lake City. Learn which culture sparks the identification of new products, processes, and organizational endeavors. I hope to see you at the conference!

6 Tips for Setting up Conference Call Using Video

Strategy Driven

In today’s global business environment one skill you must have is the expertise of setting up a conference call using video. Some people have come to hate conference calls because of poor meeting coordination, technical glitches and lack of participation from colleagues.

Human Capital Institute's Employee Engagement Conference

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Human Capital Institute’s Employee Engagement Conference Published by Michael Lee Stallard on August 26, 2010 06:27 pm under employee engagement On October 6, I’ll be speaking about leadership, employee motivation, productivity and innovation at the Human Capital Institute’s Employee Engagement and Retention Conference in Boston.

Possibility Maximizer: The Conference Board

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized.  However, The Conference Board does much more than just report on leading economic indicators.

5 Biggest Takeaways from ATD 2021 International Conference & EXPO

Experience to Lead

With a growing need for innovation and engagement across virtual, hybrid and on-location environments, these were the key takeaways from my attendance and WDHB’s speaking session at the largest talent development conference in the world.

6 Tips for Staying Productive While Your Business Grows

Chart Your Course

One of the top challenges facing business leaders today is productivity. As your business grows, it can be increasingly hard to keep tabs of the staff’s overall productivity and maximize human resources. If you’re looking to grow your business by improving your productivity, here are six tips to help your staff get more done in the day and be more accountable for the tasks at hand. Setting goals is the easiest way to start improving your overall productivity.

Productivity Reminders…


In knowledge world, productivity is hard to quantify. If you try to adopt old “command and control” style of management to drive knowledge workers, they get even less productive. Understand that knowledge workers cannot always be productive between 9 to 5. They have their creative zones and routines when they are most productive. Equate productivity, not with how much work is done, but how well. … For Managers.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Bury My Heart at Conference Room B by Kevin Eikenberry on August 30, 2010 in Books , Leadership , Learning , Personal Development This week’s Resource Recommendation: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managersby Stan Slap.

Microsoft’s Productivity and Collaboration Tools for the Modern Business

Strategy Driven

Whether you are a small business or a global enterprise, Microsoft offers a ‘productivity and collaboration’ toolkit for your organization at every stage. Simply sign in to improve your productivity.

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How to Make Virtual Meetings More Productive Than In-Person

HR Digest

Learn how to hold engaging, productive virtual meetings while you work remotely. You want your virtual meetings to be more productive than in-person meetings, and this is something that can be achieved with good preparation. .

How To Be More Productive When You Work From Home.

Rich Gee Group

You have to be on emergency conference calls. Get your client, your vendor or your staff together and all get on a conference call to get a status, charm the client or direct a vendor. If you stick to these tips, you’ll find you will be much more productive, stay in touch with your team, and still have time for yourself to practice watching your electric bill rise due to your AC use. What do you do when you work at home to be more productive?

How You Can Boost Productivity Within Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

You can relax, though, because we’ve come up with five great ways to boost productivity in your small business. Microsoft Teams is fantastic for coordinating staff messages and arranging meetings, and also includes a handy conference call element.

You’re Busy, But Are You Productive?

Let's Grow Leaders

This week, I was interviewed for the terrific post by Kelsey Manning in the Levo League: 11 Differences Between Busy People and Productive People. The Difference Between Busy and Productive. Productive people view productivity differently. Productive people understand which tasks actually matter. Productive people understand that the point of any job is to deliver value. “It’s The biggest time-suckers are conference calls and unproductive meetings.

13 Maintenance and Design Tips To Create a Healthy and Productive Workspace

Strategy Driven

And, if you are also trying to make this new hybrid work model work for your company, you need to make the experience of coming into the office productive and energizing. Make sure your office has all the technology needed to ensure it remains productive and competitive.

The Value of Professional Conferences. Also Why Has There Been So Little Innovation?

Curious Cat

In the most recent ASQ Influential Voices post, Julia McIntosh takes a look at the costs and benefits of professionals attending conferences. I still remember being in high school and George Box talking about the primary value of conferences was talking to colleagues in the hallway. This seemed very odd to me, as it seemed that the reason for going to a conference was to learn from the talks. The costs of attending conferences are easy for companies to calculate.

ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Mike Cardus

ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. October 15 Quality Conference. I will be presenting 2 workshops at the ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference – October 15 & 16. 10/15 – Conference Day. Problem solvers are required to quickly provide solutions to increasingly complex problems, develop and design new and innovative products and processes – and at the same time, reduce operating time and costs. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference.

Why Positive Conflict is Productive Communication

Great Results Team Building

Positive conflict is often necessary for teams to grow and achieve “high performing” status, and it can be very productive communication. Obviously, if I can ever assist you in leading your team by offering fun conference ideas or a team leadership message, it would be my pleasure. Sometimes I work with teams that clearly have issues they need to address.

Impact of Process Tampering on Variation (Experiment), presented at Engineering Education Conference

Deming Institute

Examples of tampering abound; from continuously adjusting machine parameters in order to produce an acceptable product to reaction of Wall Street to news or even reacting to rumors 1 , this phenomenon can be observed in production processes as well as management processes. I recently published and presented a paper on a tampering experiment at the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education conference, where volunteers in an educational setting performed an experiment.

5 apps for HR Management that make you instantly productive

HR Digest

Productivity apps are in heaps and bounds on the market, but very few cater to the ever-evolving needs of the human resources departments. Uber Conference. With the Uber Conference, this trouble will vanish!

The Ten Greatest Promotional Products of All Time

Strategy Driven

In the 150 years since the modern era of promotional marketing began almost every class of product has been custom branded. But some products have endured better than the rest. Promotional bags combine basic utility with high level branding and the bag you give away today at a conference filled with discussion papers and catalogues can be used tomorrow for shopping or to carry sports gear for a workout at the gym.

151: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity. Based on interviews with those experts, David has compiled a free ebook called Work Smarter, Not Harder, […] Engaging Leader™ Productivity

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How To Be More Productive When Working Online

Strategy Driven

Being more productive as a business online largely depends on having the right tools and the right knowledge to use them effectively. Employees need to know how to use a computer effectively if you are going to reap the gains of productivity and efficiency. Companies will come to your site and they will set up a training room in your conference or meeting room. Practices for Professionals business management productivity strategydriven

How to Follow Up with People After a Conference

Harvard Business

Attending a conference is a whir of activity — flying to a destination, engaging in several days of nonstop networking, and coming home to an inbox that has spiraled out of control in your absence. Here’s a framework for structuring your post-conference follow up to maximize the chances that your new connections turn into meaningful professional relationships. Almost every professional attends at least a few conferences per year. Marcus Franzen/Getty Images.

Time Is Money: Top Tech Tools to Increase Company Productivity

Chart Your Course

For business owners facing a time crunch, the good news is that you can gain extra hours of productivity by using technology to save time managing many common chores. The most essential time management technology for increasing your productivity is calendar scheduling software. 5) Apps such as GoToMeeting assist with tasks such as sending automated invitations, which can save time reminding attendees, and hosting virtual conferences, which can save travel time.

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'Tis the Season for (Product) Camping

Lead on Purpose

Are you taking advantage of the many Product Camps or “Un-Conferences” offered this year? Product camps are a great place for product management professionals and leaders to step away from the day-to-day and engage in a day of learning and networking. Mike; “What are Product Camps and why should I attend?” Product Camps are events organized in the spirit of BarCamp , “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.”

Stop Scheduling Conference Calls and Finally Commit to Videoconferencing

Harvard Business

Even if you don’t like seeing yourself on the screen, consider how this powerful tool might increase productivity and effectiveness for your business. You know the signs when you’re on a conference call with someone: You make a point or ask a question, and after a second or two of silence, you hear ums, ahhs, and the clicking of a keyboard in the background. Maskot/Getty Images.

How You Can Boost Productivity Within Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

You can relax, though, because we’ve come up with five great ways to boost productivity in your small business. Microsoft Teams is fantastic for coordinating staff messages and arranging meetings, and also includes a handy conference call element. Giving employees more autonomy and responsibility isn’t only helpful to you – it can also make them far more productive.

Treat Job Interviews on the Phone, Via Skype or Video Conference as You Would In Person

Strategy Driven

More companies are conducting interviews with job candidates via phone, Skype or video conference, especially for first interviews where a hiring manager is simply trying to pre-screen candidates for the team or when a candidate lives too far away to justify flying in for a quick interview at this early stage in the process. You just finished reading Treat Job Interviews on the Phone, Via Skype or Video Conference as You Would In Person !

Guest Post: Bury My Heart At Conference Room B

Mike Cardus

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B. Any manager can appear fully productive and enthusiastic simply because they’re financially, intellectually and physically committed. Have you read “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B”. Full disclosure: This is a guest post from Stan Slap -His company sent me a copy of his book (no guarantee that I will read it OR like it). I offered to share a guest post my blog. Started reading the book and like it so far…and below is the guest post.

Company Values? Whatever.

Lead Change Blog

I attended a terrific conference recently hosted by Human Synergistics. Their one-day #UltimateCulture Conference in Chicago brought together bright minds about organizational culture, including Edgar Schein, Larry Senn, Rob Cooke, Linda Sharkey, and Jason Carthen. It’s not about your company brand or your company’s killer product or service. There are, however, important areas that are measurable that do contribute to a safe, inspiring, productive culture.

Starbucks and the Product of Last Resort – Fast Always Wins

Terry Starbucker

Home About Me About This Blog Starbucker’s Amazon Store TerryStarbucker.com Ramblings From a Glass Half Full Starbucks and the Product of Last Resort – Fast Always Wins by Starbucker on October 3, 2009 This week Starbucks launched its new instant coffee, “VIA&# , to much fanfare. On two consecutive days, I was handed free samples of the product as I purchased my daily lattes.

How Leaders Connect to Boost Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

During the interview we discussed how leadership affects employee engagement, strategic alignment, productivity, innovation and organizational performance. Here’s a link to an audio interview Jason Pankau and I did with Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of GiANT ( GiANT Impact , Catalyst and Chick-fil-A Leadercast ). Jeremie is the author of a great book entitled Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It.

Guest Post: Bury My Heart At Conference Room B

Mike Cardus

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B. Any manager can appear fully productive and enthusiastic simply because they’re financially, intellectually and physically committed. Have you read “Bury My Heart at Conference Room B”. Full disclosure: This is a guest post from Stan Slap -I contacted his company because their SEO was spamming my blog with about 30 – 40 spam comments a day.

A Vision Flowing out of Love For Your Product or Service – insight from Harvey Weinstein, about the Rise of Netflix

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s a business lesson from Harvey Weinstein, with his observation about Netflix (from Aly Weisman, Here’s Why Hollywood Honcho Harvey Weinstein Says Netflix Is ‘Winning‘): “The reason why [Netflix is] winning is they have a vision,” Weinstein said at the Produced By: New York conference on Saturday.

The Do’s and Don’ts of video conferencing

HR Digest

Video conferencing was just an occasional emergency measure to have a meeting or conference call with clients and partners in different parts of the world, but with the coronavirus pandemic and incumbent restrictions, it is now the norm in the workplace.

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4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually

Chart Your Course

As a speaker, consultant, and coach, I have facilitated virtual trainings, conducted research remotely, and coached clients via phone and video conference. Human Resource Management Millennials Online learning Online Marketing Workplace culture Workplace Productivity

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Take these 5 steps to still present yourself as a professional, inspire confidence, and move forward productively. Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog shared Tips to Radiate Executive Presence on Video Conference Calls. Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival!

Introducing the Golden Clock: Is a Flexible Schedule the Key to Productivity?

Steve Farber

And we should all know by now that happy workers tend to be much more productive–a case that I won’t re-litigate here). It comes down to this: If today’s leaders want to strengthen their culture and ramp up their staff productivity, they need to find ways to let people–and this might sound a bit radical–come and go as they please. Does someone on your team have a parent-teacher conference? He’s happy and productive.

The Right Side of History: Musings from Workhuman

Surviving Leadership

Disclosure: I am compensated for attending Workhuman and sharing my thoughts and commentary on the conference. No one at Workhuman directs what I am supposed to write or how I cover the conference – I am simply invited to share my impressions of the experience. . Last week, I had the opportunity to attend my FIFTH Workhuman conference. How was the conference, Mary?! . In short, the conference was really good.

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It’s the week of #HRTechConf, y’all!!!!

Surviving Leadership

This week, a whole bunch of people are descending upon Las Vegas for the 2018 HR Technology Conference. It’s a remarkable large conference that explores all aspects of how technology impacts business and people. You might think it’s just about product demos (and those will be there), but there’s so much more. Technology is a product of its creators, and its creators sometimes make horrible decisions.