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75 Activities to Keep Meeting Participants Awake, Involved, and Eager to Provide Input and Solutions
Inspired meetings are the lifeblood of a strong, innovative organization. The Big Book of Meeting Games provides meeting leaders with challenging and entertaining activities that improve group dynamics, emphasize meeting objectives, and create an atmosphere conducive to both creativity and getting things done.
This guide for meeting leaders turns often-intimidating facilitation and decision-making tools into "games" that are lively, yet appropriate for any business setting. Meeting participants will stay energized and involved through games designed to:
- Define the key issues of a meeting
- Help participants "break the ice"
- Convert complainers into contributors
- Find opportunities in problems
- Achieve consensus among opposing viewpoints
- Disarm confrontational participants
- Expedite decision making
- Begin and end meetings on time
Any number of books will provide you with research and viewpoints on the long-term costs of dull, uninspired meetings. The Big Book of Meeting Games features hands-on, proactive tools to help meeting leaders and facilitators avoid dull, uninspired meetings and to keep every participant involved, inspired, and eager to contribute instead.
Any number of books will provide you with research and viewpoints on the long-term costs of dull, uninspired meetings. "The Big Book of Meeting Games "features hands-on, proactive tools to help meeting leaders and facilitators avoid dull, uninspired meetings and to keep every participant involved, inspired, and eager to contribute instead.
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Games and activities to help keep meetings energized and participants involved
The Big Book of Meeting Games offers meeting leaders 75 short, challenging, and fun activities to accomplish specific meeting objectives. From force-field analysis to fishbone diagrams, it transforms oftenintimidating facilitation and decision-making tools into quick, engaging activities that can be used successfully in virtually any business context. Meeting participants will become more involved, more creative, and more productive through games and exercises that allow them to:
- Break the ice with unfamiliar employees
- Engage and energize for more powerful, valuable input
- Effectively solve problems and voice their solutions
About the Author
Marlene Caroselli, Ed.D., is an accomplished speakerand the author of many books on business and facilitation. She is a frequent contributor to professional publications, including Stephen Covey's Executive Excellence, and has provided training for Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Allied Signal, and numerous other major corporations.