Monday Mornings with Madison

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May 2010

SAY WHAT? THE ART OF SPEAKING CLEARLY

Have you ever listened to a voice-mail message only to be left wondering who called and what they wanted?  Not because your phone was acting erratically, but because the message simply was unclear.  Or have you ever gone to hear … Continue reading

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PART 3: MEETING BEST PRACTICES

AFTER THE MEETING… ACHIEVING RESULTS For the last two weeks, we’ve been examining meeting best practices to ensure we make the most of time spent at business gatherings  In the last two weeks, you’ve probably attended at least one meeting… … Continue reading

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PART 2: MEETING BEST PRACTICES

MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY MEETING Last week, we determined that it is important to use best practices to ensure that the myriad of business meetings we attend are productive.  Specific actions were recommended to ensure that every person attending … Continue reading

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PART 1: MEETING BEST PRACTICES

PREPARING FOR THE MEETING Most business people spend a substantial part of their day in meetings.  Meetings with clients.  Meeting with coworkers.  Meetings with stakeholders.  Department meetings.  Project meetings.  Board meetings.  All of these meetings consume time, energy, and focus. 

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BEING CAREFUL WITH EMAIL

Email has become an indispensable part of business communication today.  Just how indispensable is it?  Ever seen what happens when email communication breaks down at work?  Frustration rises in equal proportion to the drop in productivity.  Indeed, much of our … Continue reading

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