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Why hire a facilitator?

Should I Hire a Facilitator?

There isn’t a single answer to the question – Should I hire a facilitator? – because it requires a few additional questions to determine the best answer. What type of meeting
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Is Bad Brainstorm Behavior Acceptable?

During a long bus ride recently, I finished the Australian novel The Slap. Perhaps I was hallucinating after eight hours without WiFi, but I found a lot of symmetry between bad behavior
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Let Someone Else Brainstorm For You

This post is #9 in a series from a presentation on Creative Slip-Ups: The 11 Most Common Mistakes in Brainstorming. The introduction to the series is . The slip-up:  People
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Ten Qualities of a Brainstorm Facilitator

When someone invites me out for coffee (literally or figuratively), it’s usually followed by the statement: “I want to be a brainstorm facilitator.” Like any occupation, facilitation is a valuable skill
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Change Your Perspective

This post is #1 in a series from a presentation on Creative Slip-Ups: The 11 Most Common Mistakes in Brainstorming. The Introduction to the series is . The Problem:  Brainstorms
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Common Mistakes in Brainstorming

Recently I gave a presentation on Creative Slip-Ups: The 11 Most Common Mistakes in Brainstorming to the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world’s largest partnership of P.R. firms with more than
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How to Break Your Presentation with Conversation

This post is #5 in a longer series of articles based on a presentation I gave to the Public Relations Insitute of Australia on “How To Make Your Audience Listen Better.” The Introduction
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During The Brainstorm

This article begins a three-part series on the basics of brainstorming, organised by … What To Do Before the Brainstorm  (click ) What To Do During the Brainstorm What To Do After the Brainstorm  (click ) While these
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Seven Different Types of Meetings

One book that keeps finding its way to the top of my shelves is How To Make Meetings Work, by Michael Doyle and David Straus. One of the most useful
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Do You Need a Brainstorm Facilitator?

There’s lots of tasks when the ‘do it yourself’ approach works a treat, and other times, not so much. For example, performing your own dental surgery isn’t a great idea.
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