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BUSINESS MEETINGS


Our thought provoking meeting openers set the stage for success.  Our meeting skills courses insure maximum productivity for all who attend.  

 
 

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Meeting the Criteria for a Meeting

It seems that many employees, and even the managers who run them, feel meetings are unnecessary and counterproductive. While inefficient meetings cost organizations billions of dollars each year along with otherwise productive employee work time, re-thinking the timing, frequency, content and intent of a meeting has proven to have dramatic increases to productivity, teambuilding and employee morale. 

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5 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

A CRM Release

Today's leaders face tremendous pressure to solve problems, achieve goals, manage change and improve productivity. But, leaders don't need to have all the answers, they just have to ask the right people the right questions. This video's 5-step process teaches how.

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The INVISIBLE Meeting

Conference calls and  virtual meetings are widely replacing the face-to-face meeting, yet many lack the skills to make this type of meeting effective. This entertaining video reveals the "virtual rules" both participants and meeting organizers must understand to make their "invisible" meetings productive and efficient.

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The Abilene Paradox

A CRM Release

The all-time bestseller on group decision making. See the negative impact of "going along to get along". This highly entertaining film explores what can happen when no one truly believes in what they're agreeing to. Don't let your team take "the road to Abilene".

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Groupthink

A CRM Release

A powerful reenactment of events surrounding the launch of Space Shuttle Challenger helps viewers see how Dr. Irving Janis' theory of "groupthink" phenomenon can lead to costly decisions in business.

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Open Mind, Open World: Improving Intercultural Interactions

The values or norms of other cultures are not always obvious to us. This pogram on improving intercultural employee relations will serve to boost productivity by developing cultural capability and navigating today’s global workforce.

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Winning Presentations

A story-based presentation development program designed to help viewers on how to create a more compelling and sucessful presentation.

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The InMotion Series

Using stunning visuals and practical lessons, The InMotion Series is a set of five short programs which serve as a quick and easy way to improve any group gathering or team meeting while generating powerful and meaningful discussion. Each film offers action oriented steps that can be incorporated into everyday activities.

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On a High Note with Laura Goodrich

An inspring program about the importance of knowing yourself, where you want to be and finding the commitment to get there. Join bestselling author Laura Goodrich as she dives into key concepts that will help us achieve our goals.

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Lifeline Series - Meeting Openers

A great way to start any meeting, this three-part series takes a fun and positive approach to the workplace, addressing important issues of teams, attitude, conflict and stress along the way.

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6 Principles to Negotiate Anything with Ed Brodow

A Media Partners Release

It takes courage to negotiate. It's a life skill that each of us need, but many lack. Ed Brodow lays out a practical, easy-to-follow approach to negotiating. Learners will have the opportunity to hone their skills so they can negotiate successfully at work and in life.

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Meetings, Bloody Meetings (Updated Version)

"I've got to go to a meeting". It's a phrase that makes most people's hearts sink. Featuring the inspring, comedic talents of John Cleese, this update of the classic management training video defines the five disciplines that transform a gathering into a professionally run business meeting.

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More Bloody Meetings

John Cleese again, as the guilty manager in this original sequel to Meetings, Bloody Meetings. He dreams he is back in court, charged with neglecting the human aspect of his business meetings.

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Meeting Robbers

A CRM Release

See how organizations can return their ROI on meetings by eliminating barriers to communication and productivity. Make sure every meeting moving forward is more productive than the last.

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Supervisor on the Scene: 6-Part Supervisor Development Series

Each program in this series follows two supervisors who address everyday workplace concerns. Step-by-step guidelines are presented regarding a specific soft skill and how its application can help improve efficiency, raise morale and enhance productivity.

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Working with the Board

CEO Maria Deveson-Crabbe explains how to build a successful relationship with board members and what to do to ensure effective meetings.

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Stress Is A Gift

A CRM Release

Depicts the Biosphere project where it was proven that trees need stress (wind) to grow strong and ultimately to survive. A great discussion starter!

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Attitude Is...™

Attitude is a personal choice that will impact either positively or negatively impact one's career. Utilize this training for business meetings and ensure employees understand the ramifications of a bad attitude as well as the windfalls of a positive outlook.

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Cultural Competency Is...™

Diversity in the workplace leads to innovation. But cultural illiteracy can derail efforts and lead to harassment, complaints and overall inefficiency. This program sets the tone for business meetings by enabling viewers with the ability to recognize and respect differences.

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Coaching Is...™

Coaching can be a very rewarding endeavor. It can also be very time consuming and not very effective with a flawed approach. This training is perfect for business meetings to set the right tone for employee development and training.

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Bridging The Generation Gap Is...™

With four generations together in the workplace, working together can often be difficult with so many different skillsets, experience levels and world views. It doesn't have to be. This generational management training sets the right tone for teamwork and cooperativity between staff of all ages.

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Interviewing Is...™

Talent management has been a corporate buzzword for a few years now, but what does it mean? Where do you start? Recruiting the best is meaningless without a winning interview approach. This program will help staffers uncover who has the skills, who is motivated and who will contribute most to your organization.

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TrainingBytes™ - Please Call Me Jessica, Not Bill™

Transitioning to a different gender is a deeply personal decision. There are many unknowns and the added stress of how the workplace will accept the transitioning employee is very real. This program provides organizations with the knowledge necessary to maintain a respectful and tolerant workplace for transgender employees.

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TrainingBytes™ - Who Are You?™

“Who are you?” That’s been asked by the greatest minds over the centuries. We’re not going to attempt to answer that universal question, but…we CAN address it as it relates to ourselves at work.

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Transgender Transition Is…™

Team members, employees and managers within your organization may have questions about another employee in transition. This diversity in the workplace training program is suited for meetings on diversity and ecourages respectful open discussion about the transition to transgender.

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SMART-START™ Global Diversity: Experience an Open World

Smart global communication makes organizations more adept, more productive and, in the end, more profitable. This new release meeting opener is the ideal training program to put these skills into action.

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Change and Innovation through Brainstorming

A Media Partners Release

Whether we pursue it, or it is forced upon us, change can make or break any business. The determining factor for success relies on the attitude of the employees challenged with adapting to the change and charged with finding new solutions. 

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Balance Sheet Barrier 2013

The aim of this new release business finance training video is to enable managers to appreciate how key financial statements are calculated and how they are to be used.

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America3: The Power to Create Meeting Opener

The crew of America3 won the America's Cup by overcoming obstacles and focusing on teamwork, technology and talent. This is a meeting opener based on the full-length film.

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Celebrate! Change Your Lens, Change Your Life

Raw experience is empty; it's what we learn from our experiences that matter. Celebrate what's right, rather than wallow in what's wrong. This program pushes us to fill ourselves with gratitude for all that we have been given.

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Supervisor on the Scene: Meeting Effectiveness

The how-to guide for timely, productive and relevant meetings. Show supervisors how to plan the meeting and execute the plan so their team, or an individual employee, will feel comfortable and understand the purpose of the discussion.

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Building Brand and Reputation

Build a powerful brand and secure its reputation by learning damage control methods and how to appropriately market your brand to ensure consistency.

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HR Strategy and Management

Human Resource Professional and expert consultant Pete Wallbridge leads viewers through the employee life cycle: from recruitment to exit.

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Increasing Website Traffic

Learn strategies from successful business entrepreneur Pete Williams as he discusses in detail his proven methods for developing a clear Call-to-Action (CTA) and how to utilize Google AdWords and Analytics to increase traffic, opt-ins and conversions.

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Stakeholder Reputation Research

What is Stakeholder Reputation Research? Maria Deveson-Crabbe discusses how to uncover perceptions so you can build influence.

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Do Respect

Respect is critical for any organization to function. Spike employee energy and motivate teams to work together with this short, animated program that encourages employees to act in ways that will enhance workplace culture. 

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The Great Minds Meeting Opener Series

Drawing from the most influential and inspirational figures in history, the Great Minds Series will put your group in the right frame of mind for success.

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The Complete Hell Series

When serious issues are on the table, sometimes all a meeting needs is some levity to lighten the mood. With compilations designed for all types of occupations, The Complete Hell Series aims to entertain while staying on the topic of work. Some of the funniest British comedians, including John Cleese, perform in these classic training clips.

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A Second Chance

Using beautiful landscape photography, this short film is taken from Robert Frost's famous poem "A Road Less Traveled" and serves as a motivational meeting opener offering the idea that taking a risk or the road less traveled can lead to success.

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Basic Facilitation

Ask employees what they think of business meetings, and they'll probably roll their eyes and grumble. Research shows, however, that managers and employees spend 20-40% of their time in meetings, and salespeople spend over 40%. This training will help you to run an effective and involved meeting every time.

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Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

Motivational meeting openers that use inspirational quotes, images and clips from today's and yesterday's most popular and powerful leaders.

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