Paul Neefjes

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Webinar - A showcase of the iBabs board portal

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Jun 19, 2019 12:55:00 PM

 

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Topics: Meeting techniques, Meeting tips, Board members

A board secretary’s guide to increasing non-executive directors’ performance

Posted by Paul Neefjes on May 23, 2019 9:02:00 AM

Have you ever been in a board meeting and thought that at least one other person in the room shouldn’t be there?

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Topics: Meeting techniques, Meeting tips, Board members

'Ask a company secretary': Nicola Reynolds of Turn2Us

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Feb 26, 2019 9:02:00 AM

There's no better source of advice than an expert in the field.

With that philosophy in mind, we interviewed Nicola Reynolds, Board Secretary at Turn2Us, a national charity in the UK that provides financial support to help people who have fallen on hard times get back on track.

We talked about what she has learned during her time as a board secretary, how she handles some of the more challenging aspects of the job, and much more. 

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Webinar Recap: Moving to Digital Board Meetings

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Jan 18, 2019 9:02:00 AM

The decision to go from paper-based board meetings to using a digital board portal can be daunting. Deciding which provider to go with, getting everyone on board, training everyone up on how to use it and, essentially, changing your entire meeting culture. 

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Topics: Security, board secretary, Paperless meetings, board portal, Board members

A board secretary’s guide to writing effective board meeting minutes

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Nov 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Writing minutes for a board meeting is a deceptively difficult and time-consuming task. It is often undervalued, especially by executives.

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Topics: board secretary, Meeting techniques, Meeting tips

9 tools to help you become a more effective board member

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Nov 6, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Unlock your true productivity with these 9 tools

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” ~ Peter Drucker

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Topics: Productivity, Board members

How board secretaries can create an effective agenda for board meetings

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Oct 5, 2018 9:02:00 AM

An agenda is the backbone of any board meeting. It sets the tone, helps prevent board members from getting distracted or off-track and contributes to an effective board meeting. At least, that’s if you have a great board meeting agenda. 

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Topics: board secretary, Meeting techniques, Meeting tips

How NHS boards can make their operations more effective

Posted by Paul Neefjes on May 2, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Ask yourself: “How do you make sure your organisation is running effectively?

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Topics: Meeting techniques, Meeting tips, NHS, Board members

The dangers of email every NHS board member should know about

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Apr 19, 2018 9:02:00 AM

A lot of internal communication across board members within NHS organisations happens through email. A medium that has been around for decades. Everyone knows how it works and safety is guaranteed, right? But is email as secure as we think it is? In this article you will learn what the possible dangers of email are and how to protect your board from these threats.

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Topics: communication, NHS, Board members

City council meetings: Let's vote – pencil or tablet?

Posted by Paul Neefjes on Mar 2, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Today, mobile technology is a truly integral part of our world. The number of devices may not be growing as explosively as it used to, but nevertheless, a recent study in The Netherlands puts tablet ownership at 67% of the population, with smartphone ownership even higher, at no less than 83%. Obviously, so many people owning, carrying and using mobile devices is driving change and introducing new, interesting options at many levels of our society, including decision-making processes in local government.

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Topics: Paperless meetings

iBabs is a leader in paperless meetings and enables you to reduce these piles of documents to the thickness of your tablet. Hundreds of organizations have been using this system for more than 15 years.

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