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Lead Story

Holiday season warrants new pursuits


Industry Update

Congress gives interchange reformers luke warm reception

VeriFone addresses PCI enforcement confusion

First Data STARs with PayPal

Visa prefers data-field encryption

Encryption debate heads to court

Payments a strong presence at the AFP


A virtual RDC roundup

Research Rundown

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

What is stored-value?

New alternative takes flight

Top 15 tips for gift card success


War of words over interchange heats up

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Street SmartsSM:
Don't let distractions hobble your business

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang

Complexities of multicurrency processing

Caroline Hometh

Tips for new sales executives

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
Charge Card Systems Inc.

Cloud security, a weighty issue

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Look ahead, prospect and prosper

Bob Schoenbauer
Capitol Payment Systems Inc.

Conducting effective meetings

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Company Profile

Whitehall Capital Advisors LLC

New Products

Beefed up RDC

Tellerscan 240
Digital Check Corp.

Fortifying e-commerce with signatures

SignatureLink Inc.


Get real with expectations



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

October 26, 2009  •  Issue 09:10:02

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Conducting effective meetings

By Vicki M. Daughdrill

Every day, millions of business people plan and attend meetings for staff, boards, committees, special teams, sales and service personnel, and more. Many of these meetings are held with enthusiastic, expert planning and execution. However, many are poorly conceived and executed, producing poor results.

Planning and delivering effective meetings is a fundamental skill for managing a successful business. With a little effort, you can learn to plan and conduct meetings that are short, effective and productive.

The four C's

Begin with the four C's of good meetings: concentration, coordination, camaraderie and constructive criticism.

Following is a step-by-step guide to assist you with planning and conducting your next meeting.

Step 1: Planning and preparation

Step 2: Conducting the meeting

Step 3: Closing the meeting

Step 4: Following up

Following these simple steps will help you improve your meeting skills and assist you in conducting effective, productive meetings.

Vicki M. Daughdrill is the Managing Member of Small Business Resources LLC, a management consulting company. E-mail her at or call her at 601-310-3594.

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