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How to Lead a Successful Virtual Meeting

Telecommuters, virtual employees, remote employees, freelancers – the ability to work from home or really any place has taken on a lot of different names. The idea is the same. Technological advances in organizations have made it possible for...

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5 Tips for Planning Your Organization’s Conference

Congratulations! You are in charge of planning your organization’s next conference. You have an exciting opportunity ahead of you. By expertly planning a great event, you give yourself the best chance of making a strong impression within your organization....

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Make the Most of 2017 Meeting Trends

Are your meetings stuck in the dark ages? The top 2017 meeting trends will help you bring your meetings back in the light. At the recent MPI WEC conference, Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC presented the top 2017 meeting...

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Do you know how to keep your group focused during long meetings?

  How long are your meetings? You might be shifting to shorter meetings, or you may be one of those groups for which long meetings are a necessary evil. Whether your agendas are long due to necessity, infrequent group...

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How to Use Facilitation to Solve Meeting Mishaps

Think of your last meeting. Would you consider it time well spent? How about the one before it? Was it effective? Take a moment to compare the two meetings. You probably see some similarities in the outcome or strategy...

7 Ways To Keep Your People Focused During Summer Distractions

In the summertime, when the weather is hot, how do you keep your team driven and engaged? When schools let out and families are home, the beautiful weather is just one more reason your employees’ minds can be easily distracted. But your organization can’t close in the summer months...

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Why – and How – to Become a Master Facilitator

Do you lead groups and meetings in your current role or hope to become a leader within your organization? Planning and running meetings, groups, conferences, or organized group activities requires a unique skill set. Training as a master facilitator...

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A Foolproof Path to Fast Issue Resolution

When important decisions come up at your organization, do you meet as a group to pursue issue resolution? Meetings that require difficult decisions can end in conflict. You might leave without an agreed upon consensus. Or you might find...

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How to Avoid a Bad Meeting – The 6 P’s of Meeting Preparation

If you’ve ever had to run a meeting, you know a few things to be true. One, meetings are going to happen – they’re necessary. Two, it’s your job to prepare for, execute, and follow-up on the meeting. Three,...

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How to Evolve Your Meeting with the 10 Principles of Facilitation

The age-old question – “Why are we having this meeting?” – goes much deeper than you or your manager’s desires to set the meeting. As The Harvard Business Review states, if we’re being completely honest, our need for the...

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