Make Your Most Important Meetings More Successful
All of us go to meetings. Few of us go to consistently effective meetings.
Need more participation, more results, and greater accountability from your next big meeting?
We facilitate important Strategic Planning, Client, leadership, project and team meetings to ensure all the issues are raised, clear action plans are developed and the desired outcomes are reached.
Meetings Are a Big Investment
Think about the last important meeting you attended and ask yourself the following questions:
- How many people were there?
- How much does each person make per year?
With a few quick calculations you can see how much that meeting “cost” in a pure investment of time. Add 50% more for benefits, overhead, etc. Then add in the preparation and planning time people spent on this meeting.
“Kevin, just wanted you to know what a great job you did with our management retreat. The content, approach and style were not only effective, but fun. We left the two days with a renewed sense of purpose and energy as well as a concrete plan to follow. Thanks.”
– William H. Boothe, CEO LifeStream Services, Inc.
Now think about how effective the meeting was. Were the desired outcomes reached? Were they reached in a timely manner? Were the best outcomes reached, or did the group eventually just “get through the agenda”?
Now ask yourself the important question, Was the meeting a good investment?
If the answer is yes, that’s great! But if you get a different answer, you need to think about how to improve the return on that investment.
A skilled meeting facilitator can improve that investment.
How a Facilitator Helps
Facilitators help in a variety of ways, including:
- Providing process
- Providing focus
- Keeping the group on track
- Making sure everyone is contributing
- Maintaining a meeting flow
- Reducing wasted time
- Helping reach the desired outcomes
- Providing accountability
- Providing perspective and a fresh look at situations
- Asking tough questions when needed
All of these roles can increase the effectiveness of the meeting process and improve the outcomes of the meeting. Effectively facilitated meetings reach better outcomes in less time with less stress and more enjoyment.
Where We Fit In
We have much experience in facilitating meetings of all sorts. Clients find that we raise energy, provide focus and direction and help them reach better results than they had previously. We have facilitated meetings for:
- Problem Solving
- Team Building
- Strategic Planning
- Improving Partnerships and Alliances
- Brainstorming and Product Development
- Mission and Vision Creation
- Project Planning
- Project Deployment
- And more!
Our job is to manage the group dynamics and group process so you can focus on your business concerns. With your talent, and our facilitation, the results of your meetings are virtually unlimited!
Want to build facilitation skills inside your organization?
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If you want to dramatically increase the results of your most important meetings, let’s talk. For more information about our facilitation services, complete the form below to request more information and get a free initial consultation.
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