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The Meetings Company
Where Minds Truly Meet
Everything you need to make your meetings 100% more effective and engaging
Meeting Coaching

Are you an individual who wants to improve your meeting management and facilitation skills? Not interest in on-site training? Then you may be interested in our one-on-one coaching.
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Who We Are

For over 27 years we have been leaders in facilitating highly effective and engaging meetings. We know how to make your meetings productive and want you to learn how we do it. We have worked with hundreds of organizations in almost every industry and in every case their meetings have improved dramatically.

All of our clients leave our meetings with a renewed respect for meetings. They learn how to access the magic in collective decision making and idea generation. They learn the key elements that go into making meetings successful. They learn how to make sure that their goals are met. In short, through our work, our clients improve their meeting effectiveness over 100%.

T estimonials

"At one time in our organization you could hear employees constantly stating we had too many meetings. We did not excel at communications as one would expect as a direct result of so many meetings! Then we met Bruce Honig with Honig IdeaGuides. Bruce taught us through the "Leading Effective Meetings" workshop, how to make our meetings more productive. By being more productive and structured in our meeting process, we found it did not take as many meetings to achieve our goals. The meetings may not have decreased, but the nature of the meetings have changed and we are achieving many more goals on our continuous improvement project lists! The "Leading Effective Meetings" method has become a standard operating procedure for our organization which we will train on a continuous basis. We look forward to a long, healthy, productive working relationship with Honig IdeaGuides."

Lori Bassett, Vice President Human Resources, Pergo, Inc.

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Facilitative Leadership For Engaging & Effective Meetings

On-site Training Workshop

We show you how to facilitate fewer meetings, how to make it more engaging, how to interact with others and get better results.

We create great leaders.

Facilitate more productive & engaging meetings now!

After attending this 2-day course facilitators/leaders will learn how to be front of a group and get the most from others while not wasting their time. The facilitators will learn how to access to gold that each group has. This workshop is facilitation training with a focus on higher engagement and creating superior meetings. The focus is on how to build greater meeting involvement through sharing information, group decision making and idea generation.

Participants will learn how to...

Use simple tools for creating a more directed focus in meetings.
Make their meetings more productive - get things done in half the time.
Make meetings more interesting, engaging and worthwhile for everyone.
Become liberated from the drain and drudgery of meetings.
How to deal with difficult meeting situations such as domination and off track topics.
Get more buy-in from meeting participants.
How to apply the keys to leading effective idea generation and decision making sessions
How to ensure that each and every participant feels that they are contributing.

Topics covered are...

Keys and tips on making meetings the best they can be.
Keys to effectively lead a group
How to set and create an effective agenda.
Selecting meeting roles that make sense.
Getting your participants involved and engaged.
Keys to getting others to collaborate in the meeting.
Follow the 7 important meeting steps.
Tools for collectively generating ideas and making good decisions.
How to ensure you have better and better meetings.
setting up the meeting room for optimal performance.
How to record the output of meetings.
Staying in control of the meeting.
Problem solving and creativity



This workshop is highly interactive. The participants collectively create a model of an ideal meeting. They will experience all the critical meeting tasks including planning, framing, warming, focusing, "follow-throughing", and evaluating meetings. Each person will practice leading meetings by conducting a mini-meeting using many of the simple interactive tools we teach them.

Tailored to your needs

This workshop may be tailored to fit your particular needs.

Workshop workbookLeading Effective and Engaging Meetings Workbook and Coaching

This book is an excellent guide and resource that provides detailed descriptions and "recipes" of meeting concepts and tools/techniques. You will learn how to make your meetings more productive and engaging through:

Concepts: All of the basic concepts for running effective meetings. It includes:keys to effective meetings, the meeting process, room-set-up, meeting roles, dealing with difficult situations, problem solving process, facilitating, 14 keys to collaborative teams, and more.

Tools: Tools for running meetings. Includes templates for agendas and action planning, warm ups, idea generation processes, decision making processes, and ways to evaluate the meeting.

Recording: principles for recording ideas and meeting content.


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