Expect more from your meetings than just starting on time.
Stop the interruptions, silence steamrollers and encourage everyone to have a voice.
Meetings Done Right is a companion to the Table XI Inclusion Meeting Cards, and features conversations with experts on technology, communication, and culture. These conversations can help you have meetings with clear communication and effective discussion.
October 16th, 2019 | Season 1 | 25 mins 26 secs
In this final episode of Meetings Done Right, Noel and Ashley talk to Claire Lew of Know Your Team about creating a safe space for conflict and feedback within your company. Claire talks about how not to be a bad boss, and offers some specific tips on what it takes to be a good meeting facilitator, and suggests how much a good facilitator should speak. Claire also shares her worst and best meeting stories.
October 9th, 2019 | Season 1 | 22 mins 56 secs
Ashley and Noel talk to Nancy Pautsch about conscious capitalism and also about how to have an intentional culture and communicate uncomfortable topics in meetings. We talk about how self-awareness can help build other awareness and improve communication. Nancy also tells us what makes for a great meeting.
October 2nd, 2019 | Season 1 | 18 mins 47 secs
Noel and Ashley are joined by Elise Zelechowski, Director of Social Impact from ThoughtWorks do discuss inclusivity. We'll talk about why it's valuable to have an inclusive culture, how to prepare new hires for an inclusive environment, and how to use these principles to run more effective meetings. Also, Elise shares her best and worst meeting stories (hint: close your laptops in meetings...).
September 25th, 2019 | Season 1 | 16 mins
Noel and Ashley are joined by Ava Butler, author of Mission Critical Meetings: 81 Practical Facilitation Techniques to talk about the Parking Lot card in the Inclusion Deck. Using this card stores an idea for later and tells everybody that the discussion is important but off-topic, and we can come back to it later. Ava explains how having a parking lot helps meetings stay on topic -- assuming you've set a topic in the first place. Ava also shares her worst and best meeting stories.
September 18th, 2019 | Season 1 | 20 mins 22 secs
Today Ashley and Noel are joined by Michael Donnelly of the FWD collective to discuss the Opinion card, which limits the number of times a leader in the meeting can express an opinion, as opposed to facilitating or asking questions. Michael talks about how a facilitator can manage a meeting and shares her best and worst meeting stories (her best story involves politeness).
September 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 25 mins 41 secs
In this episode, Ashley and Noel talk to Annette Jensen about the Side Chatter card, which is played when people are having side conversations that not everyone in the meeting can hear. Annette talks about how much time her company spends in meetings, how leaving on time can help a meeting to have better focus, turning video on in remote meetings, making meetings interesting and shares her worst meeting story (it involves a real wastepaper basket and fake paper).
September 4th, 2019 | Season 1 | 18 mins 9 secs
In this episode, Ashley and Noel discuss the Beating A Dead Horse inclusion card with Joe McCormack, founder of The Brief Lab, and host of the podcast series "Just Saying". We talk about the importance of making your point briefly.
August 28th, 2019 | Season 1 | 19 mins 15 secs
In the Inclusion Meeting Card deck, the Angel's Advocate card is a role that is given to a person who uses it to encourage other ideas in the meeting. In the spirit of "Yes, And", we have Jessie Shternshus of The Improv Effect to talk to us about how to encourage brainstorming in your meetings and how to build a group that's comfortable together. Jessie also shares her worst meeting story, which involves a chair.
August 21st, 2019 | Season 1 | 25 mins 27 secs
In the Inclusion Meeting Cards, the Devil's Advocate is a role potentially given to a more junior member of the team in the hopes of giving them permission to voice their critiques. For a discussion of why that's useful, we have Rachael O'Meara, author of the book Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break. Rachel suggests we see this role as the critic with immense ability to change the course of the decision process. Without being a meanie. And Rachael shares her best and worst meeting stories.
August 14th, 2019 | Season 1 | 19 mins 32 secs
In this episode of Meetings Done Right, Audrey Boyle helps us discuss tangents. Sometimes tangents are helpful, because they help teams form connections, but often they prevent important topics from being discusses. How can you tell the difference? We'll talk about techniques for managing tangents both with and without the Inclusion Meeting Cards, and Audrey tells a somewhat cringe-inducing worst meeting story.
August 7th, 2019 | Season 1 | 20 mins 54 secs
In the second episode of Meetings Done Right, we discuss the Speak Up card with Katie Gore of Speech IRL. Katie talks to us about speaking up, both in terms of what you can do physically to make your voice stand out and what you can do as a meeting leader to make sure that everybody is heard. Katie also shares her best and worst meeting stories and has a great tip for meeting facilitation.
August 7th, 2019 | Season 1 | 20 mins 17 secs
In the first episode of Meetings Done Right, we discuss the Interrupted card and the Hepeating card with Tarsha McCormick. Tarsha tells us how to make sure ideas are attributed correctly, how to correct misattributions, and how to run a meeting that minimizes interruptors. Also, Tarsha shares her worst meeting experience, which she calls "The Pineapple Meeting".
August 6th, 2019 | Season 1 | 7 mins 56 secs
Welcome to Meetings Done Right, a 12 episode podcast about meetings inspired by the Table XI Inclusion Meeting Cards. In this introduction, hosts Ashley Quinto Powell and Noel Rappin explain the series and talk about their best and worst meeting experiences.