In previous blogs I’ve written about the need for meeting facilitators to initiate and manage the conversation that takes place during meetings and about how team presentations bring special challenges. This post is about the other people in the room, the meeting participants who are not responsible for facilitation or the presentation of information. They,… Read more »
I’ve written a lot about how important it is for presenters to initiate and manage a genuine conversation with their audiences. How it’s the presenter’s responsibility to focus on making listening and understanding easy for everyone. But what if there is a team involved? What are the challenges unique to that situation?
We all know a “That Guy.” You know, the one who no one wants to work with because he wastes time in meetings? If you have a “That Guy” on your team, check out what Greg Owen-Boger has to say about how to help him.
Business people step into the role of facilitator in a variety of situations. Because of this, we provide facilitator training options to meet the range of needs our clients face. The different types of facilitators we work with include: Business Presenters – It’s not unusual for presenters to facilitate group discussions in order to gain… Read more »
This infographic is intended for printing and hanging in your conference rooms. Please let us know if you have any feedback. Business meetings are held to get a specific piece of business done during a specific period of time. Everyone attending shares responsibility for the meeting’s success. Showing up on time, being prepared, and silencing… Read more »
Over the weekend I was having coffee on the deck with our friends, Paul and Olive. We were discussing the week ahead. “I have nothing but meetings lined up next week,” Paul said. “I hate meetings. People show up late. Nothing ever gets done. Decisions aren’t made. And no one does what they’re supposed to… Read more »
Some time back, Dale and I were the guest speakers on a webinar. The topic was about how we’ve redefined business presentations as Orderly Conversations. We were talking about the use of eye contact and pausing in order to get yourself engaged in the conversation. When we talk about being engaged as a presenter, we’re… Read more »
Originally published on Training Industry’s blog May 23, 2016 As a leader, you expect the people you work with to communicate effectively and efficiently. Too often, they don’t. Meetings waste time. Presentations fail to persuade and sometimes seem pointless. Employees disengage, and everyone dreads the next meeting. Much of this could be avoided if people remembered that all business… Read more »
In a recent workshop, I coached a learner who was a really strong presenter from the start. She was particularly good at articulating how she wanted to be perceived by her listeners and what she needed to work on to improve. Her main issue was speed. She was excited about her topic, which is great,… Read more »
As a leader, you expect your employees’ business communication to be effective and efficient. But is it? Too often, it’s not. (I’ve written about the business implications here.) However, it doesn’t have to be that way. To be effective and efficient, business interactions must succeed on two levels. Helping your employees understand this concept is… Read more »