The Power of Purpose…in Meetings
Compass representing the importance of purpose in guiding your meetings

In the first article of this series, we looked at the power of purpose in speaking – essentially communication.  The fundamental reason for meetings is to facilitate communication.  Often, meetings are viewed as an inconvenience.  This could be because the person calling the meeting hasn’t properly thought about the purpose of the meeting. Or hasn’t […]

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Why having an MC matters (Virtual Events 4)

Following on from my previous blog about audience interaction and engagement, I want to highlight just how influential an MC can be.  They have the power to set the tone, engage the audience and facilitate the smooth running of the event. Many of these insights come from the larger scale events I’ve attended – conferences […]

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Audience Engagement (Virtual Events 3)

We attend events for a variety of reasons – to learn something, to be entertained, to meet people.  Often it’s a combination of these things.  If you are bringing people together for anything other than a purely information conveying webinar, your participants are likely to want to be able to interact with the speakers and […]

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Tech Set-Up (Virtual Events 2)

My first article on virtual events was about preparation. Related to this, is preparing and operating the tech you are going to use. Firstly, you need to research and choose the most appropriate platform. Then learn how to use it effectively. A disclaimer: I am not an overly techy person.  I know and can do […]

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Preparation (Virtual Events 1)

It’s coming up to a year since we all moved to virtual events.  Over that time I’ve attended innumerable webinars, training sessions, meetings and conferences.  Some have been huge, with hundreds of attendees.  Some have had just a handful.  I’ve been involved as a participant, as part of the organising team and as a trainer.  […]

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