Ideas and tips to get along and get stuff done---------------February 2, 2021
How to Lead Meetings - Four Essentials
If you’re leading a meeting to create something or decide something, here are the Four Essential Functions that I think are most helpful to the group.

Each of these can be done in a variety of ways with a variety of intensities. The best meeting facilitators have many strategies to make sure each of these four functions are done well in every meeting.

If you want a 9-minute crash course, this video is for you. And there's a companion handout, below on the right.

Handouts to help you lead meetings
This one-pager serves as a nice overview of essentials for a good agendas and valuable meetings.
Here's a 5-page outline of meeting facilitation techniques organized into the Four Essential Functions.
Tips for Virtual Meetings

Meeting facilitation expert Barbara McKay has assembled tips and video explanations from three world experts on how to bring "human connection" to virtual meetings.

Barbara's webpage contains 10 little videos with tips and demonstrations on how to jazz up your virtual meetings.

Did you know it's sometimes useful to put each person in their own breakout room? The last video on Barbara's webpage is about that.
Public Online Resources for Collaboration

Here's a free database with useful lists and comparisons in 5 categories.
  • Brainstorming and Whiteboard Tools
  • Online Meeting Platforms
  • Digital Engagement Tools
  • Project Management Tools
  • and more.

Provided by Dialogue and Design Associates.
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