Category: meeting management

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5 Simple Meeting Engagement Ideas

Upon Captain Picard’s one-word command “Engage,” his crew would immediately propel the Starship Enterprise forward and launch it into space at warp speed. Getting team members to engage during meetings can be...

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How To Make Meetings Productive Again

Recently, a friend of mine posted a list of current pet peeves on her blog. These were her top four: unnecessary meetings, boring meetings, long meetings, and meetings. I don’t think her...

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Delivering a High Impact Meeting or Workshop

Over the past 20 years in my career, I’ve had the opportunity to lead, conduct, and facilitate a number of meetings and strategic workshops.  I’ve outlined a few things that I think...

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Four Tips For Leading The Willful Group

I was asked to sit in on a religious committee meeting yesterday.  As I sat listening to the various disagreements between the members, I noticed that the action items and needs vital...

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Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: The Adult Learner

The adult learner is in charge of his/her own learning.  The trainer cannot impose or insert learning, but instead must serve as a leader, guide, and catalyst. 1. Adults are motivated to...

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How to Conclude a Seminar or Workshop

Wrapping up and concluding a workshop or seminar can be difficult. After a day or more of learning, questions, and discussions it is hard to sum things up in just a few...

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Cutting Edge Training and Facilitation Skills: Fidget Toys

Toys, balls, and any other fidget reliever are great training tools.  When participant's hands are busy, it can create a physical, emotional, and intellectual connection with the material they are learning, making...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Colors to Enhance Your Training

Trainers and facilitators often use color to enhance the corporate training experience.  Whether it be PowerPoint slide backgrounds, markers for flipcharts, or bright colored handouts, different colors can elicit different responses in...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Increasing Participantion

There are a number of ways trainers, facilitators, and consultants can increase strategic training participation.  Below are just a few ideas to help you get started. 1. When participants ask you a question,...

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Cutting Edge Skills for Training and Facilitation: Identifying and Handling Resistance

In most organizations and in most situations, people come into a training session to learn, willing and eager.  But sometimes you may encounter resistance from one or more of the participants. Clues...