CNET Editors' review
This simple but well-designed program ensures that your meetings and attendees stay on task. It offers an easy-to-navigate user interface that will appeal to all user levels.
Effective Meetings opens with a professional, straightforward user interface. Menu and command buttons run across the top of the window for creating new meeting agendas. The features are organized by categories that break down the meeting process (General, Attendees, Preparation, Agenda, and Minutes) and each can be accessed by either clicking the appropriate command button at the top or by clicking the appropriate tab at the bottom of the window. We quickly walked through the process of entering our meeting's name, purpose, desired outcome, and location. It was incredibly easy to create an agenda. All we had to do was enter a title, select the speaker (pulled from the attendee list) from a drop-down menu, and enter the number of minutes for each. When it came to publishing the meeting agenda, we checked off the items we wanted to include (minutes, tasks), added a custom logo, and chose a document format. Our agenda was saved as a PDF and looked extremely professional when printed.
The program does include a built-in Help feature, but it's not very detailed. However, the program is so easy to use that we doubt you'll need it. The 30-day trial is more than enough time to learn the program's ins and outs. We highly recommend this program for anyone looking to keep meetings productive.
From Simple Business Tools:
Ever found yourself in meetings that have no purpose? Ever found yourself in meetings where there's no agenda, no record of what's being discussed and nobody seems to be accountable? Ever stopped to consider how much these meetings are costing you?
Effective Meetings software is a simple tool for making your meetings more productive. Includes aids in the preparation, organization, and follow-up of meetings. Captures and circulates all points to come out of the meeting. Ensures everyone in a meeting has a clear agenda and a record to refer back to afterwards. Reduces time wasting, ensuring productive meetings, and a positive impact on your business.
What's new in this version: Version 1.9: Effective Meetings is now freeware.
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"Recommended for anyone who holds meetings, businesses and organisations, large or small. I value your software for it's simplicity yet powerful functionality."
Version: Effective Meetings 1.7.5
As a very busy IT Manager, I have to arrange meetings and network far more than I would like to. Hence I purchased your software and I can produce meeting agendas for my staff or other managers in minutes, not hours.
I have used your software to speed up what is to me a boring part of my job. Adding minutes can be done with the minimum of fuss and a quality report generated, distributed and filed when all is done.
Very highly recommended!