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Ordinary meetings need more than bullet points to fly

Grassland with sorrel (Rumex acetosa), an ‘ordinary’ flowing plant in the Northern hemisphere. More than bullet points There is nothing wrong with bullet points. Writing down some ideas could even be a good starting place to get ready for a meeting.... Continue Reading →

Facilitating Breakout Rooms

The other week, Corinne and I had a reflective moment with some of our alumni of Bringing Your Meetings & Workshops Online: Confident, Creative & Convincing! In the spirit ‘from practice to practice’ we spent a wonderful moment of sharing... Continue Reading →

Love Your Ordinary Meetings Better

Taraxacum - dandelion, an 'ordinary' flower in springtime in the Northern hemisphere. How much are you in love with your ORDINARY meetings? In a scale from 1 (no love at all) to 10 (honeymoon)? Be honest. I love mine. Mostly. I... Continue Reading →

Your next event, will it be hybrid or all-online? How to make a reflective decision.

PLANNING A HYBRID EVENT - DECISION WHEEL Are you soon organising a meeting, workshop, training, conference with some people joining remotely while others sit together in the meeting room? Do you plan it as a hybrid event because of this... Continue Reading →

Hybrid meeting? It is not that simple!

Image by Marzena P. from Pixabay Everyone is talking about hybrid meetings these days. The future is hybrid. The word is booming. In her book ‘Work left the building’ (Werk heeft het gebouw verlaten) Jitske Kramer asks: How hybrid do you want... Continue Reading →

Purpose is driving our collaboration – Asking Why is no luxury

We need purpose to do good work and we need shared purpose to have good collaboration.  Purpose is guiding us and driving us. Purpose pulls us forward when we meet and work together. In meetings, workshops and learning processes, we... Continue Reading →

The magic power of Liberating Structures – a look beyond the toolbox into the principles

When I am invited to explain what Liberating Structures is I always say it is a toolbox and more than that.  It is an approach, a mindset, a philosophy, a way of thinking, collaborating, being and leading.   Recently, I... Continue Reading →

How do we want to meet, now and in the future – some insights from an online field trip

Over the last weeks I met many people in online events. I heard many voices, different perspectives and ideas about meeting and collaborating in the virtual realm. There are the nostalgic voices struggling with the online environment. There are the... Continue Reading →

My favourite magic online tool: a talking piece

Next to paper and pen, my favourite online tool is a talking piece. I love using it in online conversations. It is magic. It creates ease. Sometimes silence. Certainly listening. Everyone grabs an object that serves as talking piece. The... Continue Reading →

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