Great Meetings Make Decisions, Actions and Results Easy

Learn everything you need to know about facilitating & participating in meetings [templates, exercises & downloads]
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Did you know that we spend between 33% - 55% of our time in meetings? Yet many people regard them as too long, frustrating and wasteful.

Knowing exactly what to do as a facilitator and participant in meetings will dramatically reduce the length and need for them, which means that you can take back as much as 1 extra day per week to focus on your top work priorities.

This course is designed to teach you the entire process of meetings, from the planning phase, right through to the last phase - reflecting on results, and also empowers you to conduct one-on-one meetings, conferences, events and workshops. This means that you get an entire package that will help you quickly get to the 2 most important goals of meetings - DECISIONS & ACTIONS.

This course also includes 47 lectures that are straight to the point. There are several exercises and downloadable documents for you. We start off by letting you evaluate how you experience meetings and then provide you will a whole toolbox of solutions to potential problems you may face during meetings, so at the end of this course you will:

1. Be an excellent facilitator that knows how to deal with members, get them involved, use strategies to resolve conflict, reach consensus and properly close & summarize a meeting.

2. Use a powerful structure that will lead to decisions and actions.

3. Create unique experiences by asking powerful questions to keep members focused on the goals and objectives of a meeting.

4. Eliminate the meeting epidemic, save time and gain respect from your colleagues.

5. Turn useless meetings into superb experiences.

6. Take advantage of minute taking techniques.

7. Enjoy the BONUS section on one-on-one meetings, conferences & events and workshops.

8. What to do and not to do during virtual meetings.

... and many more.

If you feel that 50% of your time is wasted in useless meetings, or that you really would like to expand your facilitation skills or want to give more valuable contributions, then this course is for you!

What are the requirements?

  • Experience both good and bad meetings
  • Facilitated meetings before
  • Participated in meetings before

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify why people seem to spend time in unproductive meetings and how to turn them into superb meetings.
  • Learn the art of facilitation by building confidence, gaining participation, excelling communication, concluding and summarizing a meeting.
  • Use strategies to deal with different types of people and resolve conflict.
  • Be really clear about the benefits of structuring a meeting that leads to decisions and actions.
  • Agree on the purpose of a meeting and recognize the value it has for you, your team and your organization.
  • Define an agenda with the KIS principle.
  • Shape the experience of your meetings by using powerful questions.
  • Save time and energy by reducing the meeting epidemic.
  • Use the thinking hats to make decisions.
  • Build trust, accountability and responsibility with one-on-one meetings.
  • Know the do's and don'ts of virtual meetings.
  • Create great customer experience with conferences, events and worskhops.

What is the target audience?

  • If you want to spot and eliminate meetings that waste time and energy.
  • If you must choose between types of meetings but don't know how to.
  • If you want to avoid the most common flaws in meetings.
  • If you want to learn a proper structure of a meeting.
  • If you want to optimise communication, increase participation and resolve conflict.
  • If you want to improve your minute taking skills.
  • If you don't know what questions to ask that will focus the meeting on it's goals.
  • If you don't know how to prepare for a meeting.
  • If you want to learn tools that will make you a more confident facilitator.
  • If you struggle to identify what seating arrangement to use for meetings.
  • If you want to learn how to handle the different types of members.
  • If you struggle to close and follow up on meetings.
  • If you want to add more value during one-on-one meetings.
  • If you want to learn how to plan and execute conferences, events and workshops.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome and optimize your course experience
02:18

This is the promotional video

Article

Please follow these tips to enhance your experience of this course.

Section 2: Learn how to design exceptional meetings (exercise & templates)
00:58

This lecture gives an overview of what will be covered throughout Section 2.

01:10

You will:

Identify the areas of improvement in the the meetings you take part in.

02:43

Whether you like or hate meetings, here are the benefits of them.

04:40

How to overcome the most common flaws in meetings.

03:17

Turn useless meetings into superb ones.

02:20

Different types of meetings have different results, let me explain further...

01:59

What you will be able to do:

Use 7 simple questions to decide whether a meeting is needed or not.

01:30
You will be able to:

- Use 4 simple questions to help you prepare for a meeting.

03:33

Follow this simple flow and structure of a meeting and see the difference it makes.

02:18

One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they do not have a clear agenda.

01:12

You only need to summarize 2 things - let me show you what.

03:19

Here are a few other practical tips for you to take better minutes.

02:30

Decrease your meetings will increase your productivity, here are 4 ways to do it.

2 questions

This Quiz includes 3 Questions on Section 2.

Section 3: Build your confidence and facilitation skills (template)
01:02

This lecture gives an overview of what will be covered throughout Section 3

02:09

You as the facilitator has 7 roles an 6 things to think of, learn what they are.

02:56

I will give you 11 tools you can make use of for facilitating meetings.

03:15

1. How do I guide and control the meeting?

2. How do I keep things positive and flowing?

Learn the answers to these 2 questions.

05:03

If you ask the right kind of question, you fill find the right kind of answer - learn what to ask.

01:27

If you want to continue improving your future meetings - learn to ask these powerful reflective questions.

03:51

Easily spot and handle the 5 types of members in your meetings.

01:31

I will give you 15 tips how to get others to contribute.

03:06

Keep communication focused on making decisions and taking action, here is how to do it.

03:58

Conflict is natural, learn how to spot and resolve it early. Do you know what conflict really can mean to you?

01:49

I have learned a lot from Edward de Bono's 6 thinking hats and would love to share them with you.

00:50

Closing the meeting leaves the members motivated or demotivated, learn how to close a meeting on a positive note.

Article

Use this checklist for a smooth meeting.

3 questions

This Quiz covers content of Section 3.

Section 4: Choose from these types of seating arrangements
00:45

This lecture will give an overview of what will be covered in Section 4.

00:48

We will look at:

1. The uses

2. The positives and

3. The negatives of U-Shape.

00:35

We will look at:

1. The uses

2. The positives and

3. The negatives of Horse Shoe.

00:40

We will look at:

1. The uses

2. The positives and

3. The negatives of Theatre.

00:27

We will look at:

1. The uses

2. The positives and

3. The negatives of Hollow Square.

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00:27
00:49

We will look at:

1. The uses

2. The positives and

3. The negatives of Herringbone.

00:36

We will look at:

1. The uses

2. The positives and

3. The negatives of Classroom.

1 question

This Quiz covers what has been explored in Section 4.

Section 5: Save time with Virtual Meetings
02:17

I will share with you:

1. Why I like virtual communication.

2. What I have learned from it.

02:17

In this lecture I will teach you what to do and what not to do during a virtual meeting and how ground rules can benefit you.

3 questions

This Quiz covers what we have explored in Section 5.

Section 6: Use these BONUSSES to your advantage (template)
01:40

I will share with you why I created this section and what it means to you.

06:36

I have learned that one-on-ones are extremely important, so I will teach you how to conduct one-on-one's and download the template.

06:16

You will learn:

1. What to do before the workshop.

2. What to do during the workshop.

3. What to do after the workshop.

07:22

You will learn:

1. What to do before conferences and events.

2. What to do during conferences and events.

3. What to do after conferences and events.

1 question

This Quiz covers what has been explored in Section 6.

Section 7: In conclusion...
01:28

DO what you have LEARNED - of course.

01:34

THANK YOU for attending this course, please share with me what this course helped you with and what you have learned, also tell me about anything you want me to add to this course.

Section 8: My Other Courses
01:58

See my course on productivity

01:58

Learn how to set goals you can achieve and what to do then you seem to fail.

Section 9: BONUS: Download the Audio Version
02:43
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AUDIO: Preparing for a meeting
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AUDIO: Meeting or not?
01:59
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Instructor Biography

Francois Human, Owner of OPD Institute, Life Skills & Business Coach

Let me ask you a question: "What will you do if you knew that more than 6 billion people on this planet need someone just like you, they need your skills, your talents, your knowledge, your abilities, your uniqueness, your contribution and your personal growth?"

I believe that you are born with a gift for this world. My purpose is to serve, inspire and coach you to use easy and proven ways to find those gifts by raising your awareness, allowing you to grow and development to reach your life's purpose. I Want to help you set new personal standards and inspire you to take action! I have coached and facilitated the personal development of hundreds of individuals and coached numerous organizational teams to realize their potential and achieve their goals, by the use of coaching interventions and corporate soft skills training workshops.

You have the potential for greatness and you can have a great impact on others when you let your own light shine. Do you know that you have 2 choices? Either you can stick to the status quo like 95% of the population or you can shine above it! I hope that you choose to flourish in your life. You owe it to yourself and others to share your skills, your talents, your knowledge, your abilities, your uniqueness, your contribution and your personal growth.

About Myself:

I have a genuine interest in other people with a strong, intuitive understanding of the human psyche. Outgoing and friendly, I enjoy working with others and am lively, warm company. I am a very effective communicator, able to stimulate and motivate others while being aware of and responsive to their needs and concerns. I get fulfillment in inspiring others and I love to make people realize that each of them have the power in them to realize higher goals in their lives.

My Niche Market(s):

1. Personal Development

2. Professional Development

3. Life Coaching

4. Business Coaching

My company:

Personal Development Institute (PTY) Ltd

My Professional Experience:

5 Years Experience in Individual and Team Coaching, Soft Skills Training and Human Resource Management.

My Qualifications:

1. Certificate in Life & Business Coaching

2. Bachelors of Commerce with Honors Organizational Psychology

My Accreditation & Membership:

1. Accredited by the International Coaching Federation

2. Member of the South African Board of People Practices

3. Member of the Golden Key International Honors Society

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