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Extraordinary Team Tips
4 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Ways to Reward Team Efforts
Most North American companies and organizations reward individual performance. We celebrate our individuality and want to be compensated and rewarded for our efforts. However, if you want your people to perform as a team, you must reward them as a team.
4 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Where to Sit at a Meeting to Increase Success
People choose their seats for all kinds of reasons. Some sit wherever there is an empty seat. Others want to sit where they always do. Some want to sit next to a particular person. Others want to be close to the coffee pot. But how do you choose where to sit to help you achieve your objective? Try these tips.
4 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Techniques to Build an Extraordinarily Cohesive Team
This type of teamwork doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with a few people who set the standard and ground rules for team cooperation. Try these techniques to build an extraordinarily cohesive team.
7 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
How to Create a Force-Field Analysis
Whenever I am facilitating a team that is facing a potential decision, I suggest using a process tool called a “Force-Field Analysis.” Here is how it works.
11 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Hybrid Business Meetings: Top 10 Tips to Lead Effectively
As a professional meeting facilitator, hybrid business meetings are simply harder to design and coordinate as you need to meet the needs of two audiences and ensure an appropriate level of engagement and collaboration. So here are my top ten tips to lead and/or facilitate an effective hybrid business meeting.
8 minutes | Sep 30, 2022
11 Promises from a Manager…with a Team Twist!
I'd like to embellish on Matthew Rechs' 11 Promises as a Manager to include 11 Promises as a Team Member.
3 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Manage Time During a Meeting with a Timekeeper
All teams should agree on how they will manage time during a meeting. Unless noted otherwise, the leader keeps time and the rest of the team is subject to the skill of the leader to keep the meeting on track between topics and to end the meeting on time. That is quite the task. The leader is already busy managing the content of the meeting! Why not ask for a little help from another team member to manage time during a meeting? Here's how to assign the role and what it entails.
6 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
The Third Third of Brainstorming
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold explains the stage of brainstorming when true innovation and creativity take place.
4 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Voting Variations to Narrow a Brainstormed List
Your team has just brainstormed a creative, long list of ideas, solutions, problems, causes, or other items. Now what? Rather than simply roll up the flipcharts, toss them in a corner and forget them, you can take the next step and narrow down the list with these voting variations.
3 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
It’s Crucial to Create and Keep a “Team Memory”
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold defines what a "team memory" is and why it's so important to record them.
4 minutes | Aug 12, 2022
The Role of the Meeting Facilitator
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares details about the role of the meeting facilitator.
4 minutes | Jul 21, 2022
How to Brainstorm a List at a Meeting
There’s a reason why brainstorming has gotten such a bad reputation – and it all boils down to the fact that most people don’t know how to brainstorm effectively. Here's how to do it.
13 minutes | Jul 4, 2022
Sort Your Brainstormed List to Take ACTION
Most brainstorming lists end up in a long-forgotten pile — usually because the list was too long or intimidating to deal with. By organizing your brainstormed ideas, you can quickly sort your long list into a few manageable categories.
5 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Who is Doing the Non-Promotable Work on Your Team
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold explains "non-promotable" work and why we need to be intentional about assigning it as team leaders.
4 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Connect Personally with Your Team
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares a few strategies to better re-connect as a team in person.
4 minutes | May 9, 2022
How to Create a Quick Strategic Plan
Bring your team together to get clarity and alignment on what you need to do in the next year or so with this strategy to develop a quick strategic plan.
6 minutes | May 6, 2022
Use Listening Posts for Voice of the Customer Information
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold has created a process with steps to create listening posts for voice of the customer.
4 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Networking Activity with Coffee Cups
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares a few ways to use coffee cups to encourage networking and teambuilding.
5 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
Here’s What Intentional & Focused Digital Marketing Looks Like!
Neil Hoyne, in his new book, "Converted: The Data-Driven Way to Win Customers' Hearts" provides the insight that only the chief data-guy at Google can share. High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares the details.
5 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Enhance Team Communication Through Body Language (Even Virtually)
High-stakes meeting facilitator Kristin Arnold shares a number of ways leaders and their teams can improve their team communication by focusing on their body language.
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