Articles by category: Facilitator Resources


Facilitator Resources

Effectiveness of Six Meeting Venues to Solve Problems and Generate Unique Ideas

Effectiveness of Six Meeting Venues to Solve Problems and Generate Unique Ideas

If solving problems or generating high quality ideas are among your primary meeting goals, which of the many meeting modes available in today’s technological world should you choose to achieve optimal success? Face to face?

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Leading from a Distance

Leading from a Distance

Most workers today lead, manage, or collaborate with people they do not see on a regular basis. There are many good business reasons for the everincreasing geographic distribution of organizations: the desire to be close to customers and emerging markets, outsourcing/off-shoring, mergers and acquisitions, business continuity/disaster recovery, the need to access top talent from around the world, and more.

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Business Meetings: The Case For Face-To-Face

Business Meetings: The Case For Face-To-Face

Can webconferences, videoconferences and other virtual meetings really take the place of face-to-face contact? With travel budgets slashed in the wake of recessionary belt-tightening, companies are increasingly turning to technology as a substitute for in-person contact.

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A New Approach to Meeting Design Engaging Event Participants to Generate Bottom-line Results

A New Approach to Meeting Design Engaging Event Participants to Generate Bottom-line Results

Recent media reports have taken corporations to task for holding ‘lavish’ meetings after receiving government bailout money. Fearing negative publicity and facing declining profits, some of these firms, as well as, other companies not receiving government funds, are considering canceling or scaling back their events.

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How Do Collaborative Meeting Systems Affect the Bottom Line?

How Do Collaborative Meeting Systems Affect the Bottom Line?

As technology advances and our global economy strains to stabalize, what can leaders do to enhance productivity and improve their organization’s bottom line?

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A Dozen Tips for Facilitating an Online Meeting

Structure an agenda to keep things on track – it’s hard to get away with being ill-prepared. Make sure everyone knows the schedule, start and end times for each agenda item, when they have flexibility and when deadlines are tight.

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7 Useful Tips for Facilitating with Technology

Choose tools that are easy to use. During the meeting spend as little time explaining the technology as possible. Help people focus on the issues they have come to work on.

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8 Guidelines for Brainstorming Online

Many of the techniques you have used to facilitate face-to-face brainstorming will be useful in your remote session. However, virtual brainstorming offers some different challenges and opportunities that you need to prepare for.

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10 Tips for Good Meeting Design

Well run and effective meetings require a lot of planning. A typical meeting model is: 10% Planning; 80% Meeting; 10% Follow-up. A much more effective model is 50% Planning; 20% Meeting; 30% Follow-up.

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Interview Question & Fishbowl Report Out Process

Interview Question & Fishbowl Report Out Process

This method is used to engage large groups in a fully participative conversation. Combining elements of appreciative inquiry and a fishbowl discussion the method outlined here is designed to engage a group in a listening exercise followed by a process of discussion and summarizing.

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