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Looking for ways to bring new life and energy to your meetings? Turn "dull
and dreaded" to "energizing and effective" with these tips.
Charlie Hawkins examines the most common decision-making methods in groups,
and some of the strengths and drawbacks to each.
To rescue ordinary meetings from disaster, start conducting meetings that
are shorter, productive and fun. The road to more effective meetings begins
with four "F" words--focus, facilitation, fellowship and feedback.
Using a facilitator is a good way to keep a meeting focused and productive,
and to prevent many problems such as drifting from the agenda and running
Facilitation Tips to Keep Your Meetings On Track.
Sometimes good ideas never see the light of day because they are crushed
before they are fully explored. The language we use when responding to ideas
in meetings makes all the difference. This is a list of common idea busters,
with suggestions on how to respond in a way that builds ideas instead.
Often, the difference between a good presentation and a great presentation
is the speaker's ability to communicate with passion. This article explores
the role of passion in presenting.
Related Articles on Other
This New York Post article related to meetings quotes Charlie Hawkins
on the importance of an impartial facilitator.
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