Taking notes in meetings – why tablets suck

The other day I came across this nice, square infographic and felt I absolutely had to share it with you. I have no idea who the original author/producer is (I found it having been shared, on one of the social media platforms) so if it’s you, please say so and I’ll either take it down or give you full attribution with links. In the meantime, we can all learn from its wisdom, and many thanks to the originator whoever you are:
Taking notes in meetings - why tablets suck

Hello, paper and pen – welcome back!

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How good content writing skills help create great F2F seminars and workshops

Despite the increasing popularity of webinars, podcasts, hangouts, SkypePeriscopeMeerkat or Blab sessions and other online/mobile means of sharing information – or perhaps even because of them – the face-to-face offline variety is still very much alive and kicking.

How good content writing skills help create great F2F seminars and workshops

Good content writing skills can be used to help create a powerful group dynamic and focus enthusiasm.

Although many beat the offline variety for convenience and cost savings, I have still yet to participate in a Facetime or Twitter chat and experience the same energy and buzz you get in a roomful of real people. [Read more…]

Who’s in Toronto next month?

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The purple pimple on the left is the magnificent Rogers Center. The hypodermic syringe is the CN Tower … and yes, we HAVE heard all the jokes about it being the largest free-standing erection in North America.

Typical, isn’t it? You pick a date to go off on a working vacation and within minutes, every one of your clients has an urgent job that can’t possibly wait until you get back. [Read more…]

Coffee shop business culture: why it wee-wees all over walking meetings

Walking meetings vs coffee meetings: a no brainer in England

England, as you know, is the country where you experience all four seasons in one day

Being a lazy old goat, I am pleased to update you on that terrifying trend of last year whereby business meetings increasingly were being held on the trot – or at least, at a steady, healthy walking pace. Outdoors. Yikes!

Earnest executives were lacing up their hiking boots, switching their phones to silent so they could appreciate the swish of the breeze through the trees and the chirping of bird song overhead, and raising their faces to the warm – oh, wait a minute. This was England. In November. [Read more…]

How to make business small talk

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Good business small talk is interesting and
helps to build solid business relationships

Although business small talk isn’t written down, it does involve the use of words which is why it’s here. And it’s not as simple a topic as you might imagine.

Small talk in social (and by that I don’t mean social media, but the earlier incarnation of the word) circumstances can be about anything from the weather to children and families to football to beer drinking. [Read more…]

Let’s meet for coffee, carbs and confusion

HTWB StarbucksWelcome to, potentially, the latest business device since “we must do lunch.” This is the 21st century incarnation of the 19th century German Kaffeeklatsch, which as we learn here was …

“gossip over cups of coffee,” 1877, from German Kaffeeklatsch, from kaffee “coffee” (see coffee) + klatsch “gossip” (see klatsch).”

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