Make Your Meetings Meaningful: 5 Tips

We’ve all endured brutally long and pointless meetings. Yet meetings are crucial to a company’s success, providing an opportunity to share intelligence and collaborate.

Follow these five steps to ensure that your meetings are efficient, as well as beneficial to the bottom line.

1. Advance planning. Set the tone for the meeting up front, clarifying your expectations. Know your goals and desired outcome for the meeting. (Sometimes, this process reveals that a meeting is unwarranted and an email will actually suffice.) Only include those who are essential to the discussion, and deliver the agenda to them 24 to 48 hours in advance. If there’s any material that attendees need to review prior, distribute that as well. Don’t hesitate to include in your subject line: MUST READ PRIOR.

2. Time management. Leaders are punctual, so begin on time. Everyone should be settled and ready to go, not drifting in. Do not reward latecomers by catching them up, but rather tell them to get what they need from someone following the meeting. Also, if it’s going to be a short meeting, make it a “standing meeting” to keep the energy high.

3. Stay focused. Have a moderator or timer to keep the meeting on track. Keep meeting hogs to a minimum by explaining to your team the difference between adding value to the discussion and simply being repetitive.

4. Invite discussion. Make sure everyone has an opportunity to be heard. You may need to draw out some participants by saying, “We haven’t heard your insight yet and would like your opinion. What are your thoughts?” On the other hand, if someone has gone off on a tangent, guide them back by saying, “I hear your concerns. What is your recommendation?” Or, “What do you see as a solution?”

5. Finishing touches. Before ending—on time—decide next action steps and assign responsibilities for each action item. After the meeting, send a follow-up, summarizing key meeting points, within 48 hours.

If you adopt these suggestions, people will choose to be present at your meeting. And, don’t hesitate to share these strategies with your supervisor!

 

retrieved from Business Management Daily, January 7, 2014

Are you READY to Rock that New Years Resolution??

 

Imagine ……… being in the best shape and the healthiest you have ever been!! Imagine …………… the time freedom to do whatever you dream or desire!! Imagine ………… no time clock, no “have to be there deadline!!!

Can you picture it?? There is a way you can have everything you imagine if only you dare to try!

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8 REASONS TO DO A HEADSTAND EVERYDAY!

Alexis Romano1. By reversing the flow of gravity, a headstand simulates a “face lift” by letting your skin hang in the opposite direction. The inverted position of a headstand also flushes fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face, creating a glowing effect on the skin.

2. Headstands increase nutrients and blood flow to the scalp, decreasing onset of grey hair. Some yogis say that it will even convert grey hair back to its natural color!

3. Headstands stimulate and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These glands are vital to our wellbeing, and are considered the master glands that regulate all other glands in the body (thyroid, pineal, and adrenals). This includes our sexual hormones, so you can expect better sex with a consistent headstand practice.

4. When the adrenal glands are flushed and detoxified with headstands, we create more positive thought. Depression will decrease, as going upside down will almost always put a smile on your face.
Improved circulation occurs with a headstand practice. Because the heart constantly has to pump blood upward to the brain, the headstand gives the heart a rest and reduces unnecessary strain. In addition, while in headstand de-oxygenated blood is able to flow more easily from the extremities to the heart.

5. Any fluid that is retained in the feet is able to drain (edema), therefore reducing the onset and prevalence of varicose veins.

6. Headstands increase digestive fire and increase body heat. The intestines are cleansed by reversing the pull of gravity, while releasing congested blood in the colon.

7. Headstands strengthen deep core muscles. To hold a straight headstand for an extended period of time, the practitioner must engage the obliques, the rectus abdominus and the transverse abdominus. To really engage and strengthen the core, pike the legs by lifting and/or lowering both legs at the same time when coming in and out of the pose.

8. Eliminate your chances of having an ischemic stroke, as scientific evidence shows that this type of stroke rarely occurs in individuals that consistently do headstands!

Company Exploding to be the most successful company in the entire direct selling industry

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Ron Reid and Luna Pang Reid join Vice President & General Manager of Southeast Asia, Dato Dr. Ronie Tan to unveil the beautiful new office in#KualaLumpur, #Malaysia.

“We don’t want to grow this company to $1 Billion or $2 Billion; we want to grow Isagenix to be the most successful company in the entire direct selling industry,” says Dato. “We’ve already received an overwhelming response to our opening with more than 250 Associates and guests recently visiting the new office. This is truly a historic milestone for Isagenix.”

As if the launch of this dynamic network marketing friendly country is not enough, check out what is in store for you in the Asian, Pacific Region:

THIS Novovember 
the Opening of MAINLAND CHINA

In 2014 ISAGENIX WILL OPEN IN:

#THAILAND

#INDONESIA

#VIETNAM

IN 2015 ISAGENIX IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN:

#JAPAN

#INDIA

#KOREACAMBODIA/LAOS

Who do you know who knows somebody who knows somebody in one of these markets??? Send me a private message. *** You do NOT want to miss out on this opportunity *** Be on the largest and most successful team.

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I wish you enough …………..

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left.

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I Wish You Enough

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.

I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?”

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

“When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”. Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.”

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them…Share if you agree