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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 interested 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 power 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 percent.


"At one time in our organization you could hear employees constantly stating we had too 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 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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Leading Effective Remote / Virtual Meetings

On-site or Remote Training Workshop

We show you how to facilitate effective remote meetings, how to make them more engaging, and how to interact with others and get better results.

Teleconferencing leadership
and other webconferencing

We create great remote leaders.

Facilitate more productive & engaging meetings now!

After attending this 4-hour course your leaders will learn how to effectively facilitate a remote meeting and get the most participation from attendees. The facilitators will learn how to access the gold that each group has. 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 remote meetings
Make their meetings more productive
Make meetings more interesting, engaging and worthwhile for everyone
Become liberated from the drain and drudgery of remote meetings
How to deal with difficult meeting situations such as domination and off track topics
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 leading 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
Following the 7 important meeting steps
Tools for collectively generating ideas and making good decisions
How to ensure you have better and better meeting
Setting up the meeting room for optimal performance
How to record the output of remote meetings
Staying in control of the meeting
Tips to teleconferencing etiquette


This 4-hour workshop is divided up into 2 separate hours held on two separate days. There will be preparation work and an assignment that includes peer and instructor coaching. The participants collectively create a model of an ideal virtual meeting. They will experience all the critical meeting tasks including planning, framing, warming, focusing, "follow-throughing", and evaluating meetings.

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, which comes with the workshop, 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, including 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, including 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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