Tera Simon

Fondly known as a Southern Belle with Yankee flair, Tera Simon is currently the Director of Client Engagement for Atlantic BT in Raleigh, NC with over a decade  of Project Management experience, Tera has helped define, document and implement process within ABT. Her attention to detail and grasp of usability empower her to see projects evolve on schedule and within scope, while achieving the high level of quality that she is recognized for delivering.  Tera has the ability to combine traditional graphic design awareness and new media technologies with classic sensibilities, and apply this not just to her clients' projects, but also to her team.

When she’s not sprinting from meeting to meeting, you can find her supporting local breweries, traveling, and educating anyone that will listen on why football is the greatest sport around. Follow Tera on Twitter at @tcaldsimon.


The Meeting Whisperer

October 12th | 2:30 PM

Project Managers live and die by meetings. We are in charge of controlling the pace and tone of the room. We have to be able to identify when a meeting is going off the rails, and know how to bring it back around.

We've all experienced poorly organized meetings, but we have the power to change this. We have the power to stop the negative connotation that surrounds meetings. We do this, by understanding how to successfully run a meeting.

Consider this topic bar rescue of meetings. It will bring about a lively discussion. As a group we'll walk through meeting nightmares. How could we have improved the situation? As a group we can break apart and role play meeting scenarios. We'll use helpful tips to bring a meeting back around.

This session will cover:

  • How to deal with the one man show
  • When electronics should be allowed during a meeting
  • Changing the tone of a meeting

By the end of this session, each attendee should be able to walk away with a checklist on how to stop having meetings that suck. Each person should become a Meeting Whisperer.