Successful meeting cultures: why you don’t want to break the psychological safety barrier

"ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock" Peter: “Hey Wendy, I heard from Bob what you two have been up to. That’s quite a bit of change in how we think of and run meetings, and quite a few new skills that we all need…

Want to know how to stand out from the typical meetings? Change the way you end!

Bob: “Now that we're done with the middle - or actual heart - of the meeting, when we finish all the agenda items, it's time to end the meeting. This is where we reflect on our work, celebrate it, and…

Do you want to liberate your meetings from staid agendas?

Me (Wendy): “Now that we’ve covered the first 10 minutes, the rest of the meeting will be following the agenda. However, there’s an art of doing that which is not just calling out each agenda item. Again, it’s back to…

Want to be a Better Meeting Host? Up-level your facilitation skills

Bob: “Wendy, I want to make it clear that meeting hosts nowadays need to be skilled in facilitation techniques. They are essentially facilitators, not just meeting hosts who follow an agenda and collect a list of action items at the…

How to easily set the stage for more successful meetings

Bob: “I’m back, Wendy. Want to continue?” Me (Wendy): “Sure!” Bob: “Let’s tackle what we have to do during the meeting. Any meeting has to have a beginning, a middle, and an end, like any good movie. We need to…

Remote Facilitation Magic: Things to do before a meeting to have better meetings

Me (Wendy): “Hey Bob, I’m done with Peter. You know, I’m quite proud of him that he’s using Slack a lot more than emails nowadays. I think we’re rubbing off on him! 😉 ” Bob: “Hey Wendy, that’s good to…

Invest in the art of meeting invitations to have better meetings

Me (Wendy): “Hi Bob, I’m back. Last time, we mentioned I should structure the invitation first by laying down the outcome that we’d like to see achieved from the meeting, and what we need from whom (or what group of…

Why meeting agendas are passé, and what you can do to improve them

Bob: “Hey Wendy, I’m back. Do you want to continue our previous discussion? I think we finished the first point I wanted to go over, which is who we need to invite to the meeting so that we achieve the…

Saying No to FOMO – How to treat meetings with intentionality

Bob: “Hey Wendy, we have this facilitation training coming up. Do you want to collaborate to put it together?" Me (Wendy): “Sure. So, how do you want to start?” Bob: “Well, I think we should do exactly what we will…

Facilitate Your Remote Control to Improve Your Meetings and Collaborations

Me (Wendy): “ARGH!!! Bob!!! HELP!!!” Bob: “Wendy, what’s wrong? Are you ok?” Me: “Yes, I’m fine. But people are piling meetings onto our calendars again!! As we agreed, I’m trying to come up with working agreements with the teams of…