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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

Hello hello hello. Open the meeting in a safe and engaging way

Let's hear from everybody. Ways to help people get engaged (in a meeting)

Chair's primary role is ... to chair the meeting. No more muddling process and content

Tip of the week

Know what happens next. Plan the three stages (before during after) of your meeting thoroughly, and be flexible enough to adapt as things unfold. For example, before the meeting you planned follow-through (after). Now, in the meeting check that what you planned still makes sense. Then do it.

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...

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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

Facilitation is a powerful multi-purpose tool. Wszechnica, Krakow

Getting a move on with Usain Bolt. Manage time, move people on, place your ideas in this bag

This is how organisations and teams can benefit from facilitation Wszechnica, Krakow