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Three Tips for Happy & Productive Meetings

By May 7, 2014September 10th, 2015Coaching, Fundraising Training

Meetings. They’re a fact of working life. Something we all have to participate in, whether we want to or not. 

Creating engaging, stimulating, and productive meetings can be challenging or something we give little thought to. I like to look at meetings as an opportunity to create an interaction that leaves all attendees feeling motivated, informed, and eager to tackle everything we discussed.


Recently, a Facebook group I’m a member of comprised of hundreds of national and international fundraising consultants tackled the topic of how to effectively start a meeting. That engaging online discussion resulted in this terrific post by Dennis Fischman about three questions to ask to make your meetings run better.

Here’s a little spoiler on what the three questions are, but you’ll have to read the full post to get the story behind each question.

  1. How did you get here?
  2. What is an awesome thing that happened this week?
  3. What will you remember about our work here today?

What sorts of strategies and techniques do you use to ensure productive and engaging meetings? I’d love to hear your tips!


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