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9 Tips for Highly Interactive Teleseminars and Webinars

9 Tips for Highly Interactive Teleseminars and Webinars
Reading Time: 4 minutes

Eight or nine years ago, I gave up teaching teleseminars. People talking over each other, me as a talking head. Yuck.

In 2012 I won the Silver Stevie Award for Best New Product or Service – Media for my teleseminar-based Bring Your Book to Life® Program.

You may ask, what changed? Why did I return to teaching teleseminars and how did I go from yucky to lucky? The answer may not be surprising—MaestroConference.

When I attended my first MaestroConference seminar with Morgana Rae, I was hooked. Not only did the interactivity convince me to sign up as a client with Morgana, it had me completely rethink teleseminars—and re-invite them into my business in a big way.

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How To Make Meetings People Won’t Hate Attending

How to Make Meetings That People Won't Hate Attending
Reading Time: 11 minutes

It’s no secret – most of us love to hate meetings.

In article after article, study after study, research and anecdotal evidence suggests that meetings are easily one of the least popular workplace activities. And for good reason, as most are boring and in many cases amount to a complete waste of time and money.

In fact, a study conducted by Verizon Business revealed that a full 1/3 of meetings are unproductive – completely ineffective. Most meetings suffer from having no clear purpose or objective, they are neither inspiring nor motivating and are too often organized by weak presenters who are unprepared and overly redundant.

Regardless, meetings will remain commonplace in today’s team-based work environment, so you’ll simply have to make the effort to improve them.  There are many tried and true ways to do this – sending out invitations early, setting an agenda, encouraging participation, etc. – but even with these measures, most meetings still turn out dreary and dull.

So, let’s take it a step further. Let’s go beyond the run of the mill advice, with some lesser used, more creative tips that will help you spark engagement and foster productive, effective meetings that people won’t mind attending.

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You Need These Productivity Tools For Your Next Meeting

You Need these productivity tools for your meetings
Reading Time: 3 minutes

As anyone who has worked practically anywhere at any time in their life knows all too well, attending company meetings is an inevitable, not insignificant part of any job.

Management uses the weekly, monthly and/or yearly meeting as an opportunity to make sure everyone is on the same page at your company (here at MaestroConference, we have a meeting daily, the “Standup”). The “company meeting” is the time when you can plot and plan the future of your company and let everyone voice their opinions and ideas to collaborate and contribute to the company conversation.

However, despite all the good they can bring to your company and team, company meetings can deteriorate very quickly into a costly time sink if not done right.

Thankfully, there are many productivity tools and apps available for free or cheap that can help your meetings stay focused on task and agenda. Here are five of the best tools out there to ensure every meeting is a productive one.

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