Habits in our meetings and working relationships help each of us get through the day - but they also limit us. With get2thepoint, your team can let go of what is no longer helpful and learn new perspectives, skills and ways of working with each other. Martin’s NowBlog, videos and articles about meetings, coaching and the real life of organisations, are offered to serve everyone who is working to sustain civil society, worldwide.
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Meeting Essentials Part 1
Plans for the meeting are in chaos. Do these things to survive and thrive
Hello hello hello. Open the meeting in a safe and engaging way
A photo of a VIP. A simple way to boost engagement in hybrid meetings (some people in the room some remote
Ready to close the year. Reflecting on smiles and struggles with full attention
Start the meeting well before it starts. Get people thinking well before the day of the meeting
Tip of the week
Find the smile - they will if you will. Neurologists can tell us why it works. We can experience it for ourselves. What I see is mirrored in my brain. So if I frown, a frown is sparked in you. If I smile, a smile is sparked in you. And here's the important bit. It's got to be real as it will sure be noticed if it isn't. So when you're in a group, find the smile in you, even if it's only a little one tucked away in a corner. Then invite it to come out to play.
For 7 years to 2014 Martin Farrell wrote ‘Under the BoardTalk’ for every issue of Governance magazine. In a light-hearted but serious way, this column looks into some of the issues facing charity trustee boards in the UK and internationally.
Third sector magazine (UK)
Some habits keep us safe. Others keep us stuck. This regular column in the UK’s Third Sector magazine (2014/15) invited us to reflect on our habits and to change those that serve neither us nor those we are serving. Let’s face our demons even if when it's scary, unsettling and difficult.
All sorts of useful stuff
Dealing with major Incidents, Indabas, collaborative facilitation and more...
Published in 2006, Meeting Together (86pp) contains wisdom, tips and ideas about meetings in an engaging, readily digestible, sometimes funny and always insightful way. The 5Ps+1 is a simple tool for checking you’ve got everything covered - before, during and after the magic moment of your next meeting.
Interviews & Events
This short film from Marc von Seters presences four perspectives on facilitative leadership world-wide
Hey let's have a meeting. Introducing Meeting Together Well in Calgary
Why and how a facilitator adds value to your conference. Association of Association Executives