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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

Plans for the meeting are in chaos. Do these things to survive and thrive

Big name badges. See participants names without any embarrassing staring

Ready to close the year. Reflecting on smiles and struggles with full attention

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

Tip of the week

Make a meeting space that says 'you matter'. Nancy Kline's advice in Time to Think is wise. It does not mean you have to have a perfect space. It does mean it's good to make the best of what you have. Clean away the debris from the previous meeting, open the door to air the room, maybe put some flowers on the table. All of this shows people someone cares about the meeting - so they are more likely to. I've done all of these and more. It works. Try it.

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...

All articles here

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

Practicing co-facilitation. Four hands on the wheel?

Explore the vast potential of virtual meetings - the sky’s the limit