Begin with the end in mind.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) December 8, 2006
Ever wonder why so many companies spend several hours meetings in any given day? So does AP9 BusinessMax, a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, that offers members-only savings on office supplies and services, corporate services and professional development and sales tools. In fact, AP9 Business Max advises its members that there are a variety of reasons for conducting meetings in the workplace ... but the meetings don't mean much if they don't produce results.
AP9 Business Max members can access their benefits by logging on to DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, members can get access to effective tools that enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 BusinessMax.
Investing icon Warren Buffet once observed that good ideas tend to come along on their own schedule -- perhaps implying that all strategic planning must be opportunistic and flexible. With that being said, AP9 BusinessMax reminds its members that the following tips can help turn effective meetings into money:
-- Plan the meeting. Have a definite goal. As financial guru Stephen Covey said in his best-selling Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, "Begin with the end in mind." Everything done in the planning phase will determine what is discussed, who attends the meeting and the meeting's overall purpose.
-- Make sure you need a meeting. Once you've developed the meeting plan, make sure it's the best way to reach the goal. Consider company newsletters and email discussions as other potential ways of communicating the message. Meetings can be powerful, but they can also be expensive -- especially if attendees have to travel in from out of town.
-- Make sure all key players attend the meeting event. Postpone the meeting rather than go forward with it if there's a chance that critical people will be missing.
-- Send out meeting materials in advance. The worst obstacle to running an effective meeting could be ineffective time management. For example, don't waste time reading materials in the actual meeting that could have been reviewed by all earlier.
In addition to these handy meeting planning tips, AP9 Business Max can provide year-round discounts of up to 50% off on hotels, convenient savings on office supplies and equipment, plus much more.
This article was brought to you by AP9 Business Max.
About AP9 BusinessMax
AP9 BusinessMax is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Business Max.
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