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      App of the week: Charlie

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      Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we get briefed on our meeting attendees with Charlie. An intro to Charlie Your big […]

      CWT 2017 Meetings & Events Forecast predicts event growth

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      CWT Meetings & Events has launched its 2017 Forecast. CWT uses data and insights about all aspects of the industry to provide meeting planners essential information they need to successfully plan and budget for the coming year. From a global perspective, analysts predict GDP growth will be slightly lower in 2017, so now is the time for […]

      Digital tools shunned at UK board meetings

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      New research with senior business executives has revealed that many UK boards are not utilising digital tools in meetings, with 59% admitting that minutes are still hand written and then circulated once typed out. The research, conducted by TLF Research for technology firm eShare, also revealed an overwhelming reliance on email for sharing agendas and other meeting information. […]

      Unproductive meetings cost the UK economy £582 million a week

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      Researched commissioned by Altodigital has revealed that over-run meetings cost the UK economy a staggering £582 million a week, with 95% of those questioned admitting that they have meetings that regularly over run, and more than half (53%) agreeing that some could definitely have been conducted more efficiently. The poll of 1000 office workers from […]

      British businesses could save £27,000 a year by video conferencing

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      Research conducted by cloud-based online meeting platform LyteSpark has revealed that British businesses with teams and clients across the globe could bolster their balance sheets and save, on average, £27,209 per year on business trips abroad if they use video conferencing platforms. LyteSpark analysed the average cost involved to travel from the UK to 20 business […]

      1 in 3 meeting attendees are falling asleep

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      The afternoon drop in productivity across the nation’s meeting attendees is a well-known occurrence according to a recent survey, with 44% of respondents confirming they feel less productive between 2pm-4pm. A recent global survey by Hilton, which uncovered the habits of British, German and US meeting attendees, revealed that more than one in three (34%) […]

      UK office workers spend two years of their lives on meetings

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      Office workers in the UK are spending increasing amounts of time preparing for and attending meetings – around 25% of their working week – according to new research from eShare. The survey of 1,005 office workers revealed that the average employee attends 3.7 meetings every week, spending one hour and nine minutes preparing and one hour […]

      8 steps to greener meetings

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      To celebrate Avery Green Office Week Maxine Reynolds, Green Champion for the venue at BMA House, shares her eight steps to greener meetings for summer. Go digital One of the simplest things you can do is remove the need for paper by doing everything digitally – this is 2016 after all! Distribute materials electronically and use […]

      5 ways to wake your brain before a meeting

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      How do you stop your energy levels from slumping during a meeting? Well, there’s plenty you can do in the build-up to wake up your brain and perform. Richard Bartfield, Conference & Events Sales Manager at Holiday Inn London – Stratford City, gives us some easy tips to help you stay focused throughout not just […]

      MeetingSquared app brings efficient meetings management

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      MeetingSquared, a new app for anyone who organises or attends meetings has launched today, aiming to bring an end to the inefficient preparation, scheduling and management of meetings and providing an effective audit trail from meetings. The new management tool has been brought to market by eShare, the company behind board meeting management portal BoardPacks. MeetingSquared […]