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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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Example of Mind Map

Example of Mind Map

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The Where Factor: New Environments for Innovative Thinking

The Where Factor: New Environments for Innovative Thinking

The room has white, curved walls, spotlighted with pink hues. Pastel-colored globes hang from the ceiling. If the members of the group in the room aren't drawing sketches on the walls, they may be playing with puppets or Lego logs.

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Virtual Learning Improves Performance

Virtual Learning Improves Performance

Even the healthiest companies must make dramatic reductions in staff and overall spending to remain viable in what may be the worst economy most of us will see in our lifetimes. As staff is cut, more is asked of those who remain.

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