GoToMeeting Blog

10 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Meeting “Black Hole”


Let’s talk about bad meetings. You know which ones I’m talking about — they go on and on, but there doesn’t seem to be any clear direction. Or worse, you leave with more questions than you had before. We’ve all been there, right? Approximately 70% of our workday is wasted with meetings and email. I don’t know about you, but I want that time back! While you might not be … Read more>

Small Business Story: Tips From Solopreneur Dana Manciagli


I recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of our customers, Dana Manciagli, who (according to my online research) is called “a combination of Jillian Michaels and Suze Orman for careers.” After reading that description, I thought to myself, “Wow — that certainly paints an image!” Her book’s title, “Cut the Crap, Get a Job!”, further cemented my perception of her as a straight-shooter, no-nonsense kind of gal. I, … Read more>

The New Three-Martini Lunch: Walk and Talk


We’ve all heard of the power lunch, the time-honored office custom in which Important People break bread and decide Important Things. Or the company golf outing, a tradition known to bind rank-and-file employees and executives alike. But, as old-school business rituals go, neither the power lunch nor the golf outing attract the same level of retro-infused reverie as the three-martini lunch. Served with or without a slab of red meat, … Read more>

New Name, Same Thing: Work-Life Blending Is All About Balance

I tried work-life blending for six years. It sucks. It’s nothing more than a new term coined by self-absorbed workaholics to justify their personal regrets, negligence and imbalances in life. Now let me tell you how I really feel. The phrase “work-life balance” entered our lexicon when faxes reigned supreme: the 1980s. Knowledge workers, globalization and computer networking went mainstream that decade, and with it, the temptation to work ‘round … Read more>