Six months ago Tim David predicted Donald Trump’s victory.
Engaging people in planning meetings is all about energy. Some things you do might provide a spark that ignites passion and commitment. Other things can sap potential positive energy from the room within minutes.
One key to successfully getting a change started on the right foot is to use meetings effectively. Too often, so-called planning meetings are passive. People sit in the dark while the meeting leader shows them slides. You need meetings that are alive. Noisy. Meetings where people want to jump in and do the work.
Geena Davis said, “. . . when ‘Thelma and Louise’ came out the reaction was so overwhelming that it made me realize how few opportunities we have for women to feel like that coming out of a movie.” So, she created the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to address this problem.
“I go to meetings at the guilds and networks and studios and production companies and present the research in a private and collegial way. And the reaction is fantastic, because they’re shocked and horrified, and they want to make a change.”
As I write this, I am attending a webinar on how to conduct effective webinars! (Really, I am not making this up!). You can see that I am multi-tasking, which means that I am barely paying attention to the speaker. Hmmm.
Someone wrote to me last week and asked, “How can I track energy during webinars that I conduct?” (In The Energy Bar video, I say that you must be able to read how well your meeting is going – is energy increasing or decreasing?)