Jan-Jaap In der Maur provides meetings with professional moderators-facilitators and coaches the non-professionals, to help make meetings more effective, fun and worthwhile.
Forget Speakers: 7 Alternatives for an Innovative Event
Meetings are changing, yet speakers are still the main ingredient of every conference. In this modern age of meeting design why don’t we use things like video, art and testimonials more often? Here are 7 potentially brilliant alternatives to speakers, worth considering for your next event.
The 15 Foundations of Interactive Meetings
Interaction has many faces: interview, panel, debate, brainstorm, workshop, Q&A. They all have different characteristics and give a different added value to meeting design. Here are 15 ways to make your event really interactive.
Your Q&A Sucks. 8 Ways to Make It Better
A Question & Answer session is a well known ingredient in meeting design. It can be a powerful tool, but one that is often underrated. It is however also a format that is scarcely used to its full potential. Here are 8 ways to raise the standard of your Q&A’s.
5 Principles to Make Every Minute of Your Meeting Count
There is nothing so annoying as a conference running late. It irritates the attendees, who then will go home on a negative sentiment; no matter how great the programme was. Furthermore it has a negative effect on the succes of the meeting, because running late leaves less time for reflection, harvesting and implementation. How can we […]
Moderation Design: Conducting a Monumental Symphony
The meeting-moderator is like the conductor of a symphony-orchestra: it is his job to execute the work of the composer to his best abilities and to elate the audience. It is therefore inconceivable to image the conductor taking a look at the music for the first time, only just before he enters stage. You simply […]