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Boost Productivity and Creativity in Meetings

Video Description

Do your meetings need a makeover? Are your meetings lacking energy, creativity, productivity or efficiency? This course has over 35 lectures to help take your meetings to the next level! Meetings are not just for businesses, but for ANY organization, gathering, or community be it between good friends, or co-workers. After this meetings course you will be able pinpoint the areas in your meeting that need more organization along with knowing how to give your meeting that creativity boost that it's been missing. For these creative group exercises you have to have an open mind and be able to relax so it is understandable that not every form of meeting whether it's business related or a specific gathering with more serious undertones will be able to utilize the nature of these creativity exercises. This meetings course gives you the knowledge and tools to start having more productive and valuable meetings that generate new ideas and stay on track for success. Alex has extensive experience in the business world. He shares his knowledge on how to take your meeting productivity to the next level along with breaking down the different types of meetings that exist in business. Alex explains what the main goal that each type of meeting should accomplish and how to attain it during your meetings. He wants your meetings to be effective and have purpose that achieve max results. Tatiana, on the other hand, believes that when a group of people are gathered is the perfect time to utilize creativity and creative thinking. Creativity can be used in any form of gathering, be it in business, organizations, schools, classes or one on one meetings that do not have a serious subject to discuss at hand. Why not use creativity to come up with new ideas and/or problem solve creatively when you are among other people? Mixing Alex's business insight with Tatiana's upbeat creative exercises that can be used in any setting from schools to brainstorming session in any community gives you lots of great insight for tackling any form of meetings.

Table of Contents

  1. Course Introduction
    1. Boost Productivity and Creativity in Meetings 00:01:46
    2. Tatiana Introduction 00:00:46
    3. Alex Introduction 00:00:23
  2. Encouraging Creativity
    1. What is your meeting environment like? 00:00:53
    2. Encouraging creativity in meetings 00:01:05
    3. What can creative silence do for meetings? 00:01:43
    4. Positive or negative? 00:00:47
    5. Food for Thought 00:00:42
    6. Creativity incentives 00:01:27
  3. Creativity Boosting Exercises For Classrooms, Organizations, & Small Groups
    1. Beyond the notepad meeting exercise 00:01:43
    2. The meeting exercise for the creatively stuck 00:01:23
    3. Never ending AND/OR meeting exercise 00:02:24
    4. Beyond the table meeting setting 00:01:30
    5. Right vs. left meeting exercise 00:01:16
    6. Creative meeting brainstorming exercise 00:01:36
    7. Creative perspective exercise 00:01:15
    8. Mood of your meeting 00:01:18
    9. Beyond the walls 00:01:22
    10. Guess who? 00:01:00
    11. Problem solving exercise warm up 00:02:11
    12. Final words on boosting creativity 00:01:13
  4. How to Make Meetings More Productive
    1. Productive meetings introduction 00:00:34
    2. The #1 thing meetings need 00:01:17
    3. Different seating 00:02:17
    4. How to open the meeting 00:00:55
    5. Length of meetings 00:01:47
    6. Meeting agenda 00:00:49
    7. Dealing with people who hijack the meeting 00:03:00
  5. Types of Meetings and How to Run Them
    1. Introduction: How to stay on track 00:03:58
    2. Status meeting: Is your team on the same page? 00:02:56
    3. Information meetings: Stay away from boring! 00:01:54
    4. Decision meetings: The importance of steps 00:02:54
    5. Team meetings: Build a stronger team 00:02:47
    6. Problem solving meetings: When to hold this meeting 00:02:37
    7. Sales and negotiation meetings: Tips for success 00:03:51
  6. Course Conclusion
    1. Course Conclusion 00:00:34