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John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. A Pattern Language for Bringing Life to Meetings and Other Gatherings. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project.

Mini-Workshop at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I was the second of two presenters at the Office 365 and SharePoint User Group meeting in Christchurch. Managing Meetings.

So You Want to Host a Web Meeting? A Resource

Full Circle Associates

A long time ago in a planet far far away, a group of people asked if I could share some of my web meeting tips.

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Not Every Meeting Room Can Have a Surface Meeting Hub

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft is working to improve the meeting experience for people worldwide, and its Surface Meeting Hub is a good step in that direction. But for meetings to be as effective and engaging as possible requires web and video conferencing with features like screen sharing, IM and whiteboard. Meetings

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Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

This week I’m taking part in a global meeting of about 80 or so people and have about an hour to do some connecting activities.

Bring your meetings to life in 2016 – February workshop dates announced

Viv Mcwaters

Beyond the traditional ‘facilitator’ role – What does leading a meeting mean in today’s workplaces? Where? How much? $440

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Large Group Ice Breakers: Free Twenty Questions Activity

Partnering Resources

Effective large group ice breakers can be hard to find. It can be used with groups as small as ten and as large as two hundred.

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Microsoft Surface Hub – Reinventing Meeting Dynamics

Michael Sampson - Currents

It is intended to be used for collaborative meetings, brainstorming, and other group activities. Meetings Price not disclosed.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm very happy to work with Ria van Dinteren to prepare a session on Brein meets social media on the 16th of February in the Netherlands.

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OnTime Group Calendar for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365

Michael Sampson - Currents

The team at OnTime announced the upcoming release of its group calendar product for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.

Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

The Bumble Bee

Now the other side of that coin is that 96% of people are trustworthy - ie 24 out of 25 people you meet. Five tips for a perfect meeting.

Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

The common theme is really about how the larger societal context meets the relevant community technologies. Common research themes.

Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past year I have been doing a lot of work around the effective use of Office 365, and have been wanting to develop a group of people in Christchurch who are interested in making the most of Office 365 in their businesses and organisations. The first meeting is on Tuesday February 23, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Office 365?

Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement

How to Save the World

Here is our announcement: ——– The Group Works card deck , the first product of the Group Pattern Language Project, is now out!

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Meet Your New CEO – Your Kid


Summer time is usually one of the busiest times of the year for me in terms of extra curricular work related activities. you may be wondering, right?

All you ever learned about meetings is wrong

The Bumble Bee

I have developed a radical new approach to meetings which I call "Egoless Meetings" which addresses three popular unwritten rules about good meeting practices which are unfortunately totally wrong. RULE 3 is that when you meet you must work as a team not as individuals. and waste the meeting. Some ignore it.

Christchurch Office 365 and SharePoint User Group Meeting – Thursday October 6

Michael Sampson - Currents

On Thursday I will be speaking at the next meeting of the Christchurch Office 365 and SharePoint User Group. Here’s what’s happening: Session 1: Ngāi Tahu (Donald Harman, SharePoint Administrator). A sneak peak of Ngāi Tahu’s new intranet and the journey they took to get there. Conference Notes

Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

Compare that to your typical meeting or event. Why do groups need a facilitator? Because boundaries matter. Share this on Facebook.

The Meeting Map: Making Both Process and Content Explicit

How to Save the World

The mindmap can then serve as an instant set of ‘minutes’ by emailing it to all participants (and non-attendees) at the end of the meeting.

Wiggio - Makes it easy to work in groups.

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Wiggio Media Player | Create New Group | Join a Group | My Profile | My Notifications | Tell a Friend | Logout Choose a Group Log-in.

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Tech steward meet tech mentor

Digital Habitats

(Cross-posted from my Learning Alliances blog.). Recently I finished a remarkably useful book: Mizuko Ito, et al. MIT Press, 2009). 59-60).

Sense making, friend making and glaciers

Michelle Laurie

Group cheer at Symposium on Glaciology in High Mountain, Asia. Leaving meetings tired and burnt out is not unique to science meetings.

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Three Networking Types: People You’ll Meet while Searching For Your Next Job

Partnering Resources

Asking this group of folks for help is difficult for me; it is the group that is most uncomfortable helping. Image: D Services on flickr.

Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings #rosviz communications effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation WorkshopsWhat is it exactly?

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six groups -

John Tropea - Delicious Community

hilfe 42 minutes ago on [link] Replies(0) Larisa haii hab euch lieb 43 minutes ago on [link] Replies(0) julie joined The Ashley Tisdale FanClub about 1 hour ago on [link] Replies(0) Explore other communities Gast79779 bitte schreib about 1 hour ago on [link] Replies(0) All messages Meet 17104 People in 2357 Communities ! No website? Way cool!

Meetings or Meetups?

Viv Mcwaters

Today facilitates off-line group meetings on any imaginable topic, now in 101 countries. I participate in two Meetup Groups in Melbourne: The Creative Performance Exchange and The Collaboratory Melbourne. Nor am I a fan of meetings per se. They complain about these meetings. Meetings or Meetups?

Work Together: 60+ Collaborative Tools for Groups

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration - Allows groups to share documents, calandars, contacts, and files. Glide - Facilitates group meetings to review projects together. - Specifically for groups working on business plans. - Create multiple workspaces with multiple documents, then share them for group editing.

The theatre of meetings

Viv Mcwaters

Contrast that experience with ones you may have had at work when attending a meeting. Scripted Play Work Meeting. Theatre Meeting room. Usually enjoyable Not another *%^$# meeting!

What are the 3 big mistakes that Meeting Leaders make that keep them frustrated with drawn out meetings and a lack of enthusiasm?

Viv Mcwaters

You need to get an outcome, you need to make sure the meeting was worthwhile, so you step in and do the work. We can’t go on meeting like this!

Do you eat burgers? Do you meet online?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had a consultation in the north of the Netherlands (only 150 km but still a 2 hours journey) and we proposed to do the meeting online.

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Guidelines for Group Collaboration and Emergence « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

schrage89) As a distributed group of individuals (agents) within a network, we form a complex adaptive system. Barriers to Collaboration 1.

Business meets connectivism

Ken Carroll

It informs strategies and objectives and is generally defined (or refined) by a sub-group within the organization over a relatively brief time period.

Thinking alone – crowd sourcing – tapping into the group brain?

Net-Map Toolbox

The body is more than a pile of sticks - group brain is more than a pile of brains (picture copyright by perpetualplum on flickr). I have found that a lot of group facilitation techniques are exactly about this, getting groups to the point where their sum is more than just a collection of the individual parts.

More graphic facilitation coming your way Sept 29-30th, 2014

Michelle Laurie

Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Visual Thinking link]. Check it out:.

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Life With Alacrity: The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

John Tropea - Delicious Community

is the "mean group size" for humans, which matches census data on various village and tribe sizes in many cultures. Groups.

Slideshare Launches Zipcast - Online Meetings for Everyone

Michael Sampson - Currents

Slideshare changed the dynamics of giving presentations - conference speakers could now leverage their conference work to reach a broader audience beyond their assigned meeting slot, and people who didn't get an invitation to talk at the conference could put their thoughts up alongside those who did. Or start meetings instantly? Eg.,

Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

Michelle Laurie

You can use visual thinking to improve teamwork, communications, meetings, build engagement and to plan and evaluate work. Who should attend?

The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Group selection . When humans were hunter gatherers they moved around in extended family groups. A group which was comprised of cooperators had an evolutionary advantage. David Sloan Wilson Cooperation in his book Darwin’s Cathedral discussed religious groups as mechanisms for group selection. Week 2 notes.

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A quick harvest from Art of Hosting Water Dialogues

Michelle Laurie

There was sufficient time to meet and check in with the participants and hosts which was probably one of the most important aspects.

Bring your meetings to life!

Viv Mcwaters

Only a few places left for Creative Facilitation Training : how to bring your meetings to life! Bring your meetings to life! Where?