#Socialbiz14 – Part II

Continuation from my previous post..

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https://twitter.com/DamienSchulze/status/436010732979642369

No, can’t be

WRAP UP

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#Socialbiz14 – Part I

I love it when I cannot attend conferences on my favourite subjects and still get 25% goodness through Facebook and Twitter stream. 25% is for accessing the information and data that was shared at the conferences. The other 75% lies in the networking and soaking up the atmosphere. So yes, attending conferences in person is still way more worth it.

I virtually attended #Socialbiz14 remotely on Twitter tonight and soaked in the goodness of the information shared and discussed.

Here’s a part list of tweets and links that I found insightful.

I haven’t been to many conferences where they ask attendees to TURN ON the phone

Fans are Fans

Can’t agree more. I think of retail businesses who want to compete just by beating the price! Provide us extra value.

https://twitter.com/silverhuang/status/435576219510136833

Yes, you would have heard this before. “Content is the King”. Look at these figures and contextualise.

World is changing.

Good advice.

Wow, I have just read 25 of these so far.

WTF – What The! Fun

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https://twitter.com/AndyCronin/status/435629784228298752

https://twitter.com/Mrsceeeceee/status/435643580531494913

How to end a meeting?

How do you end a meeting?

Meeting

 

Over the years in my consulting I have seen and used various methods to end a meeting. For most part when participating in a meeting there is no formal closing, you sit, hear, talk and that’s it. Some meeting chair summarised the action points for all the attendees and received an agreement and for rest of the meetings individuals  summarised the action points themselves.

Eve points to an alternate way to end meetings.

The closing round is worth doing, because it gives everyone, in a sense, a “last word”—the chance to get something off their chest that they might otherwise carry around or whisper to their colleagues later. It creates more mindfulness about what just happened—and how things might go better next time. And it lets you know where the group is at emotionally, as well as potential issues to follow up on that weren’t strictly part of the proceedings.

Above all, closing rounds are usually fun and positive. Jokes are made. Thanks are given. Excitement is expressed. In my book, that’s a better way to end than a general trailing off or listing of action items.

The emphasis added are mine. It is important to get things out of your chest and move on with business rather than engaging in water cooler gossip later on. It is also worth sharing and absorbing the positivity (or constructive criticism for that matter) at the end of a tough meeting and get on with the business of getting things done.