Closely Manage Meeting Boundaries

Meeting Boundaries to Closely Manage: Directed or Facilitated

While there are three primary types of business meetings: information sharing, instructional or directional task-related meetings, and facilitated or developed task-related meetings, an effective leader must closely manage the meeting boundaries to prevent scope creep and get done on time. Information Sharing Meetings Information sharing meetings primarily capture one-way communication with information presented from the speaker to…

Easel Sample

Improve Now — How to Use Easels When Facilitating Meetings and Workshops

The National Speakers’ Association once stated that the most important change speakers could make to be more effective would be to be more facilitative. By that, they meant the use of interaction, solicitation, and capture of participants’ ideas. Whether you are a speaker, teacher, coach, or traditional facilitator, it is good to develop competence around…

Virtual Meetings

How to Facilitate Virtual Meetings and Participants

Core facilitation skills apply to both face-to-face and virtual meetings,  With teleconference or videopresence meetings, the session leader must speak clearly, provide active listening (especially feedback and confirmation), ask appropriate questions, manage time constraints and personality issues, etc.  Our discussion that follows below focuses on what is different with virtual meetings. Purpose of Virtual Participants…

Meeting Problem Causes

How to Get Promising Meetings to Fail: Four Causes of Meeting Failure

Sometimes meetings that look promising before they begin, fail unexpectedly. Four primary causes of meeting failure deserve your attention. They sneak up on groups, ill-prepared to anticipate or mitigate them. Participants need your awareness about these meeting failures as their meeting leader and facilitator. First of Four Meeting Failure Causes: The Problem with Solving First,…