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CAM 023: Why Taking Action Creates Awesome Meetings

Welcome! On a scale from 1-10 would you rate your meetings as -5? Do you know that you need to do something about this but you […] The post CAM 023: Why Taking Action Creates Awesome Meetings appeared first on Create Awesome Meetings.


CAM 21: Why Great Meetings Start With You

Welcome! When you’re in a meeting, how do you act? Do you check your phone, cross your arms and fall asleep? Or do you come prepared, keep your energy up and inspire everyone else in the room? Do you want to learn how to become the best that you can be during a meeting? Well, then today’s episode of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is perfect for you, because it is all about helping you learn how to take responsibility for yourself. In this episode you’ll discover how to: Ask yourself...

CAM 20: How Following Up FAST Creates Awesome Meetings

Welcome! Do you and your colleagues follow up after each meeting? If the answer is yes, congratulations. But if the answer is ‘sort of’, ‘not really’ or ‘no’, then you may be leaving money on the floor. Consistent meeting follow-up is rare, but if you learn how to follow up effectively you can literally improve the bottom line for any organization you work or volunteer for. So, to help you improve your odds when it comes to following up consistently after your meetings, today’s episode of...

CAM 019: How Effective Listening Creates Awesome Meetings

Welcome! Do your colleagues actually listen to what you’re saying during a meeting? Or do they pay more attention to their phones? Would you and your team like to learn how to listen more effectively so you can have awesome meetings? If the answer is yes, then this episode of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is for you. In this episode you’ll learn how to: Get interested - because ‘the most interesting people are those who are the most interested’ Repeat what you’ve heard so that...

CAM 018: Learn How To Fight So You Can Get Along During A Meeting

Welcome! Have you ever been in a fight during a meeting? Have you ever watched your colleagues yell at each other during a meeting? Would you like to learn how to fight so you can really get along? If so, then this episode of the Create Awesome Meetings podcast will be perfect for you and your team. In this episode you’ll learn how to: Save time and money by learning how to disagree more efficiently Become aware of your negative behaviour during a meeting Create a ‘fight-style’...


CAM 017: How To Create An Awesome Meeting Space – Part 2

Welcome! Are you in a job where you have meetings that are not in rooms? Like on a construction site or at a Nursing station? Do you ever have to meet off-site, away from the office in places like hotels or convention centres? Would you like some practical tips and inspiration that will help you turn these unique spaces into meeting productivity opportunities? Well, you’re in the right place because episode 17 of the Create Awesome Meetings is all about optimizing meetings that are not in...


CAM 016: How To Create An Awesome Meeting Space – Part 1

Welcome! What does your meeting space look like? Are the tables sticky? Are there broken chairs and old papers lying around? Does your meeting room make you want to run away screaming? I believe that where you meet is as important as what you’re meeting about. So in today's episode of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast, we’re talking about where you and your team meet on a regular basis. And please keep in mind that this is 'Part 1' of a two part series about meeting spaces. 'Part 1'...


CAM 015: How To Create Awesome IT Meetings

Welcome! Have you ever had a moment where the printer won’t work? Or that guy in HR opened another email he wasn’t supposed to and the whole network got infected? Would you like to know the right way to having a meeting with your IT guy when something like this happens and you want to get it fixed fast? Then this episode of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is for you!. That's because you're going to hear a fantastic interview with Ben Habing, an IT expert with over 20 years of...

CAM 014: How A Meeting Mentor Can Make Your Meetings Awesome

Welcome! How are your meetings going? Bad? Good? Or in the worst case scenario maybe your meetings are just OK. Like you know they could be better, but instead you're choosing to just go with the flow. What if you could find a low cost solution to help you turn your meetings from bad to awesome! Well if you'd like this to happen then today's episode of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast will be perfect for you and your whole meeting team. Because today you'll learn how to successfully...

CAM 013: How The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Creates Awesome Meetings

Welcome! Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime destination in the Canadian Rockies to book your next corporate meeting? Do also you want to ensure that your event is seamless? Then this episode of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is for you! That's because you're going to hear from Barb Wallace, the Manager of Conference Services and Catering at the world-class Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. In this episode Barb shares great destination meeting insights including: How the Fairmont...

CAM 012: How To Get The Right People Into Your Meetings

Welcome! Have you ever been in a meeting where you knew for a fact that you didn’t have the right people in the room? Like a nonprofit fundraising meeting in which nobody had any money or the right contacts to get the money? Or a new product development meeting in which you invited all the regular people and nobody had a single new idea? If you would like to avoid this type of situation at your next meeting then episode 12 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is perfect for you! That's...

CAM 011: How Resiliency Techniques Create Awesome Meetings

Welcome! When you get knocked down or frustrated during a meeting, how do you react? Do you get angry? Do you get quiet? Do you spend more time complaining about the meeting than the actual time that you spent in the meeting? If this sounds familiar then you're in the right place because episode 11 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast features Zaheen Nanji, an experienced resiliency expert who will share a wealth of practical resiliency techniques and information including: How to stop...

CAM 010: 10 Ways To Create Awesome Meetings – PechaKucha Style!

Welcome! Have you got :20 seconds to make your next meeting awesome? Have you got 20 X :20 seconds? Because episode 10 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is a recording of me (Gord Sheppard) delivering a PechaKucha style talk called "10 Ways To Create Awesome Meetings" to the Emerging Health Leaders group in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. What is PechaKucha you ask? According to, “PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20...

CAM 009: How To Build Profitability By Knowing Your Total Meeting Cost

Welcome! Do you know how much your meetings cost per hour? Per year? When someone talks for 20 minutes straight about the latest cute cat video on Youtube, is that the best use of your team's time? In episode 9 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast you'll learn how to measure the cost-per-hour of your meetings and not just in terms of money, but in terms of time and overall staff morale. Because with the pace of business these days you can't afford to waste a single second! Other...

CAM 008: How Senior Leaders Can Create Awesome Meetings

Welcome! If you're a Senior Leader, Manager or Executive who is in so many meetings that you don’t have time to do your regular work, then episode 8 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast is must-listen. That’s because today’s guest is Larry Schwenneker, a former Senior Director in Education, who not only ran a budget in excess of 500 million dollars, but who also figured out how to thrive in many of the thousands of meetings that he ran, and participated in. In this episode Larry shares...

CAM 007: How To Make An Effective POINT During A Meeting

Welcome! Do you want to poke your eyes out because someone won't shut-up during a meeting? Are you in meetings where what is being said has nothing to do with you? Don't you wish that people would just get to the point when they speak? Well, if that is the case then you're in for a treat because episode 007 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast will show you a step-by-step process to help you and your colleagues make excellent POINTs whenever it's your turn to talk in a meeting. In this...

CAM 006: How Change Management Techniques Create Awesome Meetings

Welcome! If you had to change your the way you meet with your team right now, would you be resistant? Would your team be resistant? Change can be tough enough for one person and even more difficult for an entire team. Thankfully, today's expert is Shairose Lalani, a Change Management Professional who shares some of her best techniques to help you create more effective meetings. For example, in this podcast you'll learn: How to honestly respond to the question, "Why are we having this...

CAM 005 – How To Profitably Connect Your Meetings To Your Strategy

Welcome! Are you tired of meetings that don't have a point and waste your valuable time? Are you ready to turn your meetings into a competitive advantage for your organization? Then you're in the right place because episode 3 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast will help you to profitably connect each and every one of your meetings directly to your organization strategy. Here's how: You'll learn about the 'Strategic Meeting Check-In' This will allow you to stop any meeting at any...

CAM 004: How To Create Awesome Walking Meetings

Welcome! Do you believe that sitting is the new smoking? Are you ready to try something new with your next meeting to make it more productive? Then it's time to try a walking meeting. Because whether you're a CEO, manager, employee or volunteer, if you want to make your next meeting more productive and profitable, then it's time to get mobile! And episode 4 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast can help you do just that, because it features expert walking meeting connoisseur Fred...

CAM 003: How To Facilitate Awesome Meetings

Welcome! Are you someone who has to run meetings but doesn't know where to begin? Or are you someone who wishes they could run the meeting because the guy who is running the meeting is useless? Or maybe you're just starting your meeting facilitation journey and you're looking for ideas. Well if any of these scenarios make sense to you, then you're in the right place! Because episode 3 of the Create Awesome Meetings Podcast offers a step-by-step guide to help you run an outstanding...