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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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One breath feedback

Hello hello hello

There's a noise in my head

Finding a way through a painful meeting with FFF

Give time checks

Plans for the meeting are in chaos

Blog

This is what I am doing and thinking now in my outer and inner worlds, above and below the line (inspired by Derek Sivers and Graham Allcott).

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.

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

Reading

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

A learning organisation conference, Krakow 2016

Association of Association Executives

Hong Kong