The board room is the principal meeting area for a company's Board of Directors (B of D). Members are typically elected by shareholders to represent their interests, safeguard them from financial risk and ensure the integrity of corporate operations. The role of the chair of the board is to facilitate communication with the chief executive officer and other top managers, formulating business strategy, presenting management and the board of directors to the public and investors, and preserving corporate integrity.

If you are serious about your career it's worth the effort to create a board of advisors. A group of people to encourage you and guide you along your career path can be the difference between launching and maintaining a successful career.

The best way to maximize your effectiveness in the boardroom is to have a clear understanding of your roles and responsibilities. The most appropriate technology in place to facilitate meetings is crucial to ensuring success. It's also important to stay current on the latest trends and emerging technologies in your field.

Participate in the discussion area regularly and be responsive to your classmates. You never know when someone might be looking for clarification or asking questions. It is also essential to read and respond to posts posted by your instructors throughout the course. This will keep the conversation going and will help to build a positive community of fellow students.