Ask any passionate entrepreneur or business owner, and they will tell you how 24 hours are not enough in a day to address the multiple priorities and tasks. While the duration of a day cannot be adjusted, one can definitely plan better to make the most of the time at hand.
Business meetings are no exception to this.The time allocated for business meetings usually seems short, but with effective planning and execution, meetings can be made more productive and effective.
In the words of Tim A. Lewis, "An effective meeting is 80 percent planning, 20 percent execution. Too often people spend most of their time in the meeting and the least amount of time getting ready for it. Plan better meetings. They don't just happen."
Here are 5 ways entrepreneurs & business owners can leverage GlobalLinker to make meetings more productive & effective:
- Set up meeting reminders
The Calendar module is a great place to start for SMEs to make the most of their time. The Calendar module provides a Month, Week or Day view of meetings, tasks & events. Never miss a critical meeting or deadline by ensuring all your meetings and tasks are added to your Calendar on GlobalLinker.
- Quick and easy way of inviting multiple members to your meeting
View your Calendar and availability of other members while adding a meeting. This helps in saving the back & forth between members to check the availability of other members of the proposed meeting. The Calendar module on GlobalLinker has been designed to help business owners make the most of their time. Meeting planning and time finalisation can be extremely quick, as you can view each member’s schedule.
- Add meeting agenda
Meetings that have a clearly defined agenda, tend to be more structured and productive. In the Calendar module, there is a ‘Message’ field where the core objective and agenda of the meeting can be clearly articulated by the meeting convenor. The agenda is shared with all participants along with the particulars of the meeting.
- Attach relevant documents
The Calendar module has a wonderful feature where you can attach up to 10 files along with the meeting invite. These files can be retrieved from the GlobalLinker eBriefcase module. This feature ensures that all the meeting invitees have access to all the relevant files prior to the meeting to prepare, peruse and make notes.
- Start and end your meeting on time
It is important to start and end each meeting on time. By keeping your Calendar on GlobalLinker updated, you will receive timely reminders for each meeting. An updated Calendar, is also a great way for others to check your availability.
In a business, meetings can be a vital means of sharing ideas and brainstorming. In order to have the most productive meetings, careful planning and execution is necessary. The Calendar module on GlobalLinker is the most efficient tool to plan your meetings.
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