Meeting Agenda For Email

One of my many pet peeves is empty calendar invites. Prior to the start of a meeting, I like to open the calendar invite for the meeting in Outlook so I can refresh my memory as to the purpose of the meeting, who is attending, and review any required material in advance.

However, I find many people send out empty calendar invites when scheduling meetings. Often times, the only information included in the calendar invite are the meeting location and the attendees. This is definitely a no-no in terms of meeting best practices.

When I send out a calendar invite for a meeting, I always include some basic information such as the topic of the meeting, the agenda and presenters, as well as any material. This way participants come to the meeting with a good idea as to topics will be covered. To ensure I include enough detail in the calendar invite, I’ve started using a nifty email template for Outlook called the ‘Meeting agenda for email’. You can find a copy of the template at the Office Online Web site.

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  • Anonymous

    And not just mouse/keyboard. I’ve lost count of the number of people I meet who run a wi-fi broadband connection with router and PC just inches apart. Often they’re not even aware of any other option to connect the two.

  • Anonymous

    And not just mouse/keyboard. I’ve lost count of the number of people I meet who run a wi-fi broadband connection with router and PC just inches apart. Often they’re not even aware of any other option to connect the two.

  • Anonymous

    And not just mouse/keyboard. I’ve lost count of the number of people I meet who run a wi-fi broadband connection with router and PC just inches apart. Often they’re not even aware of any other option to connect the two.

  • Anonymous

    And not just mouse/keyboard. I’ve lost count of the number of people I meet who run a wi-fi broadband connection with router and PC just inches apart. Often they’re not even aware of any other option to connect the two.

  • http://oscarstech.com/ Oscar Gonzalez

    I’m with you in that I like wired vs wireless. With the exception of my iMac, the keyboard and spiffy mouse that I have with it are awesome (just the regular apple ones) and even when I was near 3 or or more imacs in the vicinity with the same setup, it never gave me any problems. As for the batteries, I’m pretty happy with the rechargeable setup from Apple as well.

  • http://oscarstech.com/ Oscar Gonzalez

    I’m with you in that I like wired vs wireless. With the exception of my iMac, the keyboard and spiffy mouse that I have with it are awesome (just the regular apple ones) and even when I was near 3 or or more imacs in the vicinity with the same setup, it never gave me any problems. As for the batteries, I’m pretty happy with the rechargeable setup from Apple as well.

  • http://oscarstech.com/ Oscar Gonzalez

    I’m with you in that I like wired vs wireless. With the exception of my iMac, the keyboard and spiffy mouse that I have with it are awesome (just the regular apple ones) and even when I was near 3 or or more imacs in the vicinity with the same setup, it never gave me any problems. As for the batteries, I’m pretty happy with the rechargeable setup from Apple as well.

  • http://notagrouch.com Oscar Gonzalez

    I’m with you in that I like wired vs wireless. With the exception of my iMac, the keyboard and spiffy mouse that I have with it are awesome (just the regular apple ones) and even when I was near 3 or or more imacs in the vicinity with the same setup, it never gave me any problems. As for the batteries, I’m pretty happy with the rechargeable setup from Apple as well.

  • http://twitter.com/morecar89 Manuel Moreno

    If you use a shitty quality trackpad, then ok, it’s horrible after 30 seconds. With a good trackpad like Apple’s trackpads it’s actually the most confortable choice. And wired mice are not an option, even for gamers, wireless mice have improved sooo much. I don’t remember the frustration of pulling from the mouse cord and not being able to get more length. Also, most of the decent mice I have seen lately come with a charger and 2 batteries.

    About keyboards, the same, if you use a shitty quality product then OK. My wireless keyboards batteries can last for more than 2 years, and as a software developer i write a LOT. I never ever had that problem about the key getting stuck. The only con I find is the fact that they lack a USB hub. But I’d totally recommend buying a wireless KB to a friend, the cable free environment is just worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/morecar89 Manuel Moreno

    If you use a shitty quality trackpad, then ok, it’s horrible after 30 seconds. With a good trackpad like Apple’s trackpads it’s actually the most confortable choice. And wired mice are not an option, even for gamers, wireless mice have improved sooo much. I don’t remember the frustration of pulling from the mouse cord and not being able to get more length. Also, most of the decent mice I have seen lately come with a charger and 2 batteries.

    About keyboards, the same, if you use a shitty quality product then OK. My wireless keyboards batteries can last for more than 2 years, and as a software developer i write a LOT. I never ever had that problem about the key getting stuck. The only con I find is the fact that they lack a USB hub. But I’d totally recommend buying a wireless KB to a friend, the cable free environment is just worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/morecar89 Manuel Moreno

    If you use a shitty quality trackpad, then ok, it’s horrible after 30 seconds. With a good trackpad like Apple’s trackpads it’s actually the most confortable choice. And wired mice are not an option, even for gamers, wireless mice have improved sooo much. I don’t remember the frustration of pulling from the mouse cord and not being able to get more length. Also, most of the decent mice I have seen lately come with a charger and 2 batteries.

    About keyboards, the same, if you use a shitty quality product then OK. My wireless keyboards batteries can last for more than 2 years, and as a software developer i write a LOT. I never ever had that problem about the key getting stuck. The only con I find is the fact that they lack a USB hub. But I’d totally recommend buying a wireless KB to a friend, the cable free environment is just worth it.

  • http://twitter.com/morecar89 Manuel Moreno

    If you use a shitty quality trackpad, then ok, it’s horrible after 30 seconds. With a good trackpad like Apple’s trackpads it’s actually the most confortable choice. And wired mice are not an option, even for gamers, wireless mice have improved sooo much. I don’t remember the frustration of pulling from the mouse cord and not being able to get more length. Also, most of the decent mice I have seen lately come with a charger and 2 batteries.

    About keyboards, the same, if you use a shitty quality product then OK. My wireless keyboards batteries can last for more than 2 years, and as a software developer i write a LOT. I never ever had that problem about the key getting stuck. The only con I find is the fact that they lack a USB hub. But I’d totally recommend buying a wireless KB to a friend, the cable free environment is just worth it.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t say I’ve ever had a problem with a wireless keyboard aside from batteries of course.
    The reason I use a wireless mouse/keyboard combo is because I use some of the newer logitech keyboard and mice with the tiny little unifying reciever. When my keyboard gets low on juice it just stops. I can honestly say I’ve never had a laggy key or anything.
    Although I have daisy-chained several keyboards before I mostly find that the same quality can be reached using a higher end wireless keyboard

  • http://twitter.com/zbob750 Zach Brown

    I can’t say I’ve ever had a problem with a wireless keyboard aside from batteries of course.
    The reason I use a wireless mouse/keyboard combo is because I use some of the newer logitech keyboard and mice with the tiny little unifying reciever. When my keyboard gets low on juice it just stops. I can honestly say I’ve never had a laggy key or anything.
    Although I have daisy-chained several keyboards before I mostly find that the same quality can be reached using a higher end wireless keyboard