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Take the time needed

When we experience relationship challenges, we often want them to be fixed immediately. While we can practice the three recommendations from last week’s post that help us repair a relationship, the process of restoring a relationship can take more time.

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Take the time needed

When we experience relationship challenges, we often want them to be fixed immediately. While we can practice the three recommendations from last week’s post that help us repair a relationship, the process of restoring a relationship can take more time.

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Use your power for good!

Do you remember large group conference calls? Do you remember that one participant putting the whole group on “hold” and music playing that couldn’t ever be silenced until that person came back onto the call?  I always felt terrible for

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The video advantage

As a meeting facilitator for online meetings, one of the greatest challenges is being able to “see” one another. When our participants are mostly off camera, we miss the non-verbal cues that  help us know if we are engaging, connecting

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Can you see what I see?

While I know that most of us have grown weary with online meetings right now (and are even beginning to have some in person!), depending upon your meeting purpose, they can still help us work together in similar ways to

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How do I show up to this online meeting?

When we are in person, we often have “ground rules, guiding principles or working agreements” that help us set expectations for participation.  This concept is really important in online meetings as well. When we are really clear on our purpose

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Don’t try to do it alone

When leading online meetings, we can easily think that somehow it should be easy and we “should” be able to do it on our own. Although you can easily send a link to join a meeting, actually hosting, designing and

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Do I have a clear purpose?

Although we may have a clear format (Zoom) and activities (Agenda items) for our online meetings, we may not necessarily have a clear purpose.  This is especially true if it is a standing meeting. If you are finding yourself especially

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Top 10 Tips for Facilitating Online Meetings

When we transitioned to online meetings more than two years ago, I don’t think anyone realized that online meetings would continue to be the primary way we connect with one another. We have learned a lot over the past two

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Overcoming Online Meeting Fatigue Part 2

Last week, we started the conversation about overcoming online meeting fatigue. Although online meetings can be a great way to connect with people in multiple places and can be an efficient way to work together, they can also create weariness

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Overcoming Online Meeting Fatigue Part 1

When we first moved to online meetings over two years ago, everyone was scrambling to figure out how we stay connected and there were SO MANY meetings. Since people didn’t have to travel, our “availability” created a misconception that daily

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Don’t keep doing it – Delegate!

One of the ways we can stay overwhelmed is when we try to keep doing everything ourselves. Even if some tasks only take you a few minutes, those minutes add up!  And even if you CAN do something, it doesn’t

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Make the most important things stand out

Do you ever wonder if anyone ever reads your meeting minutes? Are you frustrated because no one seems to remember what the action items are from the meeting? Although you probably don’t have anyone raising their hand to take minutes

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Who is doing what?

One of the most important and challenging aspects of leading a coalition – or really any team – is getting clear on roles. This is especially true when you have new staff, leaders and members. When you find yourself overwhelmed

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10 Keys to Accountability

No one wants to talk about it (and we did – check out Part 1 and Part 2 Masterclasses!) but accountability is an important aspect of coalition building and trust building. When some people are held accountable and others are

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Eight Elements of Effective Meetings

As we head into Spring (and the same thing happens in the Fall), we are facing meetings in every area of our lives! If you are leading groups of volunteers, there is likely a window of a few months in

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Trust: How do you build it?

Last week, we highlighted the importance of trust in coalition building. We can easily say “trust” is important or we want more “trust” in our coalition, but actually building trust takes time and intentionality. Building trust = building and maintaining

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