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How to Hold a Good Meeting

6 Tips for Conducting an Effective Meeting

Meetings are not always a thrilling experience in the office.  They take up time, and many people have negative experiences with them. The presenter goes off topic, the meeting goes to long, there was no agenda, or even worse, no one knows why they are meeting in the first place.

Don Jacobson’s “The 6 Golden Rules of Meeting Management” provides insight to conducting professional and effective meetings, whether you are running a meeting for a non-profit organization or a Fortune 500 company. The rules for conducting a meeting are same.

Always be considerate. Run a meeting you would like to attend.

This is conducive to the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Be prepared.

The person running the meeting should be prepared with agendas, all required information, presentations, and meeting objectives. The participants also should be given adequate time to prepare. Distribute meeting agendas a day before the meeting, or earlier if possible. If background information is needed for the participants, be sure to provide that as well.

If there is nothing to put on the agenda, the organizer should ask herself whether there really needs to be a meeting.

Stay on schedule.

Start a meeting on time and end it on time. If the topics require additional discussion, table them and arrange for additional meeting time. If topics only need to be discussed further with one or two other meeting participants, arrange a private meeting at a later time.

Stay on topic as much as possible.

While tangents are going to happen, the organizer and participants need to stay on topic in order to accomplish the set agenda.

Don’t hold a meeting if you don’t need a meeting.

Staff meetings are crucial vehicles for maintaining good communication in the office, but it is important to find the right balance between good communication and productive uses of time. Is a daily staff meeting necessary? For some companies, yes. But if a meeting really isn’t necessary, don’t make people come to a meeting. It will cause negative feelings and low morale if meetings are held for the sake of holding a meeting.

Wrap up meetings with a clear statement of the next steps and who is to take them.

If any decisions were made at the meeting, the organizer should clearly summarize what needs to be done and who is going to do it. If the people  leave a meeting and no one is accountable for taking action on the decisions that were made, then the meeting will have been a waste of everyone’s time.


These simple rules can go a long way in making meetings more productive. Implementing them is not always easy, as they require preparation and discipline, but doing so can make a huge difference to the productivity of your organization.

Conference and Meeting Space in Salisbury, NC

SBC-Salisbury-NCSalisbury, North Carolina  is a beautiful place to hold a conference, and there is no better venue than the Salisbury Business Center.

Located in the heart of Downtown Salisbury, the Salisbury Business Center is ideal for meetings of two people to 76 people.

Slide14 The Salisbury Business Center has three conference rooms and a stadium style, state-of-the-art auditorium that comfortably seats up to 76 people.

The Business Nook and Lobby are idea for hors d’ourves and registration, and our full-time staff is reliable, friendly, and on-hand for all conference needs.

Concierge service, on-site catering, ample parking and complimentary wi-fi are all available from the Salisbury Business Center.

Conference rooms have been used for meetings, interviews, keyman space, teleconferencing, and depositions and the auditorium has been used for seminars, speakers, annual meetings, and more.

The Salisbury Business Center is within walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants, unique shopping, local hotspots, and historic districts.

To schedule a visit and to learn more, call Sharon Baker at (704) 209-4589 or email

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Business Industry Tour

10648989_790349581025607_3057828130542033906_oA Business Industry Tour was held at the Salisbury Business Center and Integro Technologies on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Major manufacturers, the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, RowanWords Economic Development, local business owners, and the Charlotte Business Journal were in attendance.

The event resulted in a two wonderful articles in the Charlotte Business Journal about the Salisbury Business Center and Integro Technologies.