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
Big name badges. See participants names without any embarrassing staring
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
¿Habla español? Well maybe you do, and maybe you don't. But know that if English is your mother tongue there may well be people at your meeting table for whom English is not their mother tongue. They are proficient and very able; and also they may be using up a bit more energy than you so there's just that little bit less available for participation. So articulate clearly, use idioms sparingly and speak a bit more slowly.
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
Why and how a facilitator adds value to your conference. Association of Association Executives
Hey let's have a meeting. Introducing Meeting Together Well in Calgary
Getting a move on with Usain Bolt. Manage time, move people on, place your ideas in this bag