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How to improve group dynamics in meetings

As meeting facilitators and trainers, we often hear about behaviour that causes meetings to drag or for the discussion to go all over the place. For example, people leave late, have side conversations or multi-task.  While it might sound obvious that we should discuss and agree how to act in meetings, in reality people feel […]

Powerful questions for your next meeting

When helping clients lead better meetings, I’m sometimes asked “What are some good questions to ask in meetings?” Of course, it depends on the purpose of the meeting and what you want to learn. But, here are a few questions I use often and the thinking behind each question. These questions are simple, but there’s […]

How to start a great workshop

I admit it: when I participate in training, I’m judging right from the start whether I’ll enjoy it and get value. At Best Work Yet, it’s our job as facilitators to put people at ease from the moment they walk through the door. This helps them get engaged and sets us up for a successful […]

4 Practical Tips to Get On Top of Email

Many of my clients know me for designing and facilitating big picture, high-stakes meetings, like strategic planning, blue sky retreats and advisory boards. But, I also get excited about the nitty-gritty stuff of business, for example staying on top of email. I am a control freak and it gives me joy to know that I’m […]