Ed Sykes

Written by Nine Ways Johnny Carson Can Help You Run Outstanding

Nine Ways Johnny Carson Can Help You Run Outstanding Meetings By Ed Sykes © 2005 all Rights Reserved

Recently, America lost one ofrepparttar giants of late night television, Johnny Carson. He was a master at his craft,because he would conduct his show, essentially like a ninety minute meeting. The program would be entertaining, insightful, informative, and leave you wanting more.

Many times we fear going to meetings because we feel, based on past experiences, that they are going to be boring, not relevant, lack information, and we can’t wait untilrepparttar 119465 meeting ends.

Here are my eight techniques used by Johnny Carson to make your meetings outstanding for all involved:

1. Do Your Research Johnny Carson would invest time before each show to find out information on what was important to his guests and audience members. He would find out about his guests’ personalities, their interests, and concerns.

Why not dorepparttar 119466 same? E-mailrepparttar 119467 participants with your agenda beforerepparttar 119468 meeting. Ask them for feedback or any concerns they may have concerningrepparttar 119469 meeting. This allows you address any concerns beforerepparttar 119470 meeting and to think through any potential problems and come up with better answers for solutions duringrepparttar 119471 meeting.

2. Planrepparttar 119472 Meeting Masterrepparttar 119473 details for your meeting. Set an agenda with points to be covered andrepparttar 119474 time period for which they will be covered.

3. Invite Onlyrepparttar 119475 “Guests” That Can Contribute When Johnny was finished speaking with one guest, then it was time to bring out his next guest and engage in conversation with that guest. When he finished speaking with his guests he would excuse them so they could leave.

Invite onlyrepparttar 119476 “guests” that are relevant to subject matter at hand. How many times have you wondered, “Why am I here, this meeting doesn’t pertain to me?” Also once your “guest” has contributed torepparttar 119477 meeting and there is nothing else inrepparttar 119478 meeting that pertains to them, excuse them so they can leave.

4. Keep on Time You knew every nightrepparttar 119479 Tonight Show with Johnny Carson would start at its assigned time (unless there was a special event).

Starting you meeting on time shows respect forrepparttar 119480 participants who maderepparttar 119481 effort to show up on time, and let’srepparttar 119482 late comers know that this behavior is unacceptable.

Also designate one person to berepparttar 119483 time keeper. They are responsible for keeping you on track to stay withinrepparttar 119484 time limits for each subject covered inrepparttar 119485 meeting. The results are that you start on time and end on time while accomplishing your meeting agenda.

5. Setrepparttar 119486 Tone Johnny would stand up and greet each guest with an engaging smile and welcome. Dorepparttar 119487 same with your meeting participants. Put them at ease for more informational meetings. Let them know that you really appreciate their feedback and participation.

Five Steps to Better Employee Management

Written by Cavyl Stewart

Hiring employees is a huge responsibility. Before hiring anyone, be sure to carefully analyze your needs in terms of extra assistance.

Once you’ve gotten throughrepparttar hiring process, there’s still much more you must do now that you’ve become an employer. If you’re like most small business owners, you just don’t have time to do all you’re supposed to be doing when it comes to managing your employees.

The article aims to outline five steps you can take right now to better manage your employees. Failure to complete these steps may one day lead to trouble for your business – trouble that could easily have been avoided.

Step #1 – Publish a Company Handbook

Most employers do nothing more than chuckle atrepparttar 119464 mere mention of a company handbook. Who has time for such frivolousness? Besides, no one reads them anyway. If these are your thoughts, then think again. Make time to create a company handbook and then make every employee read it. Also have every employee sign a statement saying that they have readrepparttar 119465 handbook. Placerepparttar 119466 signed statement into their personnel file where it will remain should you ever need it.

Step #2 – Create Files for Sensitive Employee Data

You will have a lot of employee-related documentation to keep track of and you must have a place to store it all, safely, and away from prying eyes. Payroll information, health insurance information, certifications including expiration dates, performance reviews, and kudos from happy clients as well as negative comments from clients or supervisors are just some of repparttar 119467 documentation you need to maintain.

Step #3 – Create a Schedule

If you operate a business with “normal” business hours and just a few employees, you might think that creating a schedule is unnecessary. But unless there is a schedule, you can only assume that your employees know when they need to show up to work. Creating schedules is a good habit to get into, especially if you plan to have a lot of employees on your payroll. Create a work schedule for your employees and put it where they will see it.

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