Recently, SMART Technologies has experienced tremendous
growth. Departments that had only a handful of people tripled
or quadrupled in size over a short period of time. Needless
to say, this growth had an effect on our organization's meetings.
In dealing with our own trials and tribulations in the meeting
room, keeping people on track and on time, we learned about
the effective meeting process.
While doing research for our own meeting challenges, we noticed that most of
the meeting information available was theoretical and not easily implemented.
We decided to focus on what was missing from this information and provide a
remedy for the situation.
Developing and selling technology designed to make meetings more effective
gave us a foundation of knowledge. We decided to combine this knowledge with
information from industry professionals to create an Internet resource that
closed the gap between theoretical meeting practices and their practical applications.
We knew this information would extend beyond SMART products and be of interest
to anyone who spends a lot of time in meetings. This became the foundation for
What is EffectiveMeetings.com?
EffectiveMeetings.com is an online resource center designed to provide useful
information about meetings in the form of articles, tips and quizzes. It was
published as an online magazine for two and a half years, but we discovered
that relevant and often-requested information was not easily found in the archives.
In response, we've reorganized content and converted the site to a resource
center, where readers can easily access all the information they need to hold
more effective meetings.
If you're a member of the media and would like a press kit
or further information about this online resource center,
please contact SMART's public relations department:
Previous Press Releases
January 22, 2002
EffectiveMeetings.com transformed into Web resource center for better meetings
February 16, 2001
Effective Meeting Spaces Competition rewards design innovations that integrate
May 15, 2000
E-zine focused on meeting effectiveness celebrates one-year anniversary
May 6, 1999
SMART Technologies launches EffectiveMeetings.com, an e-zine aimed at increasing
meeting efficiency and cost-effectiveness
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