Welcome to our blog. Here you will find a variety of articles and ideas about how to get the most out of every meeting you organise. We also take a broader look at the issues in and around everyday office life. Let us know what you think and any ideas you would like us to write about.

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  • Meeting Organisation - how to set up a successful meeting
  • Tips & Tricks - articles and information about software, working practices, advice and guidance to get the job done
  • Office Life - articles about the human side of working in a busy office: sometimes serious, sometimes fun
  • Managing Meetings - how to run a successful meeting and meeting roles

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Nobody likes working in an office where everyone is miserable. Even if nobody admits it, low morale can affect performance and increase staff turnover. How can you improve staff morale? In fact, it is remarkably simple, all that most employees need is to feel that they are valued! 43% say it is lack of recognition that affects their morale most of all, so make the effort to connect with them and you can have a happier and more productive workplace where everyone enjoys their work that bit more.

If you are looking for meeting rooms for hire, London has lots of choice but whoever you are meeting you should remember to carry out some basic checks before you commit the event to your online calendar (or diary, remember them ?)

To hold a successful business meeting you’ll have to consider not just the agenda and the delegates but also the arrangement of the furniture in the meeting room. You’ll need to consider what the purpose of the meeting is and arrange everything to ensure the right environment is achieved.

There’s all sorts of reasons why you might be looking at ‘going virtual’ for your organisation – cost, convenience and flexibility are the main ones. No matter what business you are in or however big or small your organisation here are some rules for taking the leap and going virtual...

Since its release way back in 1987 (which is the Stone Age as far as computing technology goes !) Microsoft PowerPoint has been a staple of business meetings, training sessions, and conferences – but does it really matter if you use PowerPoint when you visit our conference centre in London?

Yes, we all love well groomed stallions and brushed up poodles. But, when it comes to impressing your boss, things don't need to come down to this. Here we will discuss some sure-shot ways to impress your boss, professionally.

It seems there are a lot of bad bosses in Britain - and they might be getting worse. A 2013 study by content specialist Video Arts has asked employees whom they'd least like to work for.

When you're in business it often feels as if there aren't enough hours in the day. Getting better at streamlining your meetings can save you time, keep your business associates happy and lead to better results all round. These five time management tips will help you make a start.

Organising a seminar may take up most of your time, but publicising it is equally important. You wouldn't want to waste time and money on some empty seats now, will you? Here are a few tips to push your seminar through to the right audience...

How do you reach out to your potential target market with the set of services you have to offer? Here is one simple answer: organise a seminar. You can get started off by organising a small seminar with a select group of people and then depending on its success organise more, with an open guest list. 

In the last article we have talked about running a meeting effectively. So now we are going to look at the other side of it: Participation. How can you be a good participant and make an effective contribution to any meeting? Let’s find out.

In the past couple of articles we have talked about planning meetings, organising meetings, etc. However, conducting meetings effectively is equally important, perhaps more so. A common feeling about meetings is that they are often a waste of time and resources.

Asking for a pay raise can be a tricky experience, especially when you have never done it before.
It is one of those awkward times when your future depends on it, literally. There are many things running in your mind and you are not sure till the last minute if you are doing the right thing.

We have all been through the torrid times of school when in some way or other we were directly involved or felt the consequences of bullying. However, once we grow out of that phase and after we have wrestled our way through college degrees...

“If you want to be an orator, first get your great cause” as Wendell Phillips, the famous American lawyer and orator put it. It’s true that anyone can be a speaker, someone who would read from a piece of paper that someone else might have or might not have written to be read.

Earlier I was reading a Huffington Post article that talked about a study by Randstad US showing that women believe flexibility and adaptability are the two skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

A project manager is a person who looks after the needs of the client he is representing and ensures that their expectations are fulfilled. They also ensure that the project cycle is completed in the allocated time, to the required quality and using the optimal resources.

Some may think that hiring a PA is a luxury, however, a good PA can help you save precious time and money. You should hire a PA if you think you can’t keep on top of your obligations and you need someone to manage them for you.

Someone once said that a good PA is just a good baby sitter. True or otherwise, the statement does tell you a lot about the job- it’s well paid, requires experience and training, can be messy at times, but will be a bundle of joy if you know how to handle it well.

Whenever you hire conference facilities, in central London or elsewhere, once the meeting is underway you’ll need to make sure things continue to run smoothly. So our meeting room hire team have put together this handy list of tips to keep an eye on during your meeting to make sure everything goes well.

We’ve all been to meetings where it has been hard to avoid nodding off in the middle as somebody drones on about something which you are really supposed to be concentrating on. Of course you don’t want to be that person boring the whole meeting room to sleep !

With the rise in short term contracts and freelance working holding interviews is becoming more of an essential job skill for many managers and supervisors and no longer confined just to the HR or Personnel Department, so getting it right is vital.

Never underestimate the importance of the right meeting room venue for your interview, Your venue is a reflection of you and your organization. It is often a good idea to visit the venue before confirming to make sure it meets all your requirements.

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