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…

Evolve your meetings beyond agendas and action items to achieve better outcomes

So… I need to teach people about the different types of meetings and how to know what truly warrants a synchronous meeting. I’m going to ask Bob to help. Me (Wendy): “Hey Bob, I need help in “teaching” people about…

How to recognize different meeting types to increase your productivity?

"ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock" I got a Slack message from Peter again! Peter: “Hey Wendy, do you have time to continue our discussion from last time about the 4 types of meetings?” Me (Wendy): “Sure. Remember last time I told you I…

Replacing meetings to gain more time on your calendar to be productive

"ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock" I got a Slack message from Peter! Wow! I think I’m changing him 😉 Peter: “Hey Wendy, I noticed that you have been rethinking how we do things around here instead of just finding time on our calendars.…