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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

One breath feedback. An entertaining and practical way to give focussed feedback

Give time checks, and end the meeting on time, even a bit early

A photo of a VIP. A simple way to boost engagement in hybrid meetings (some people in the room some remote

Big name badges. See participants names without any embarrassing staring

Finding a way through a painful meeting with FFF (with I for Insight in the middle)

Tip of the week

End on time; or not. The meeting is scheduled to finish at 4pm. At 3.45 it's clear to everyone that the work of the meeting is not done. Don't just allow the meeting to wander past 4pm. Do have the courage to agree a new end time. Shall we continue to 4.15? Can everyone stay until then? A new boundary is set; boundaries help create safety.

52 tips to bring magic to your meetings - that’s one a week for a year


Governance magazine
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...

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Meeting Together

Meeting Together and the 5Ps

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.

Read about Meeting Together and the 5Ps

Interviews & Events

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

What skills does a facilitator have? Wszechnica, Krakow