Magical Meetings

How to transform your virtual gatherings

The chances are good that by now you’ve experienced what is being described as “Zoom fatigue”. We’re spending so many hours online that it’s hardly surprising. But considering that the online meeting is here to stay, we need to redesign and re-imagine our virtual conversations completely if we want them to be inspiring and engaging rather than boring and draining.

The Magical Meetings workshop is a proven method for making your online meetings more productive and effective. It will provide you with a framework that is easy to share with your team so that they too can make online meetings magical.

And perhaps most important of all, it’s a way to provide connection at a time when we all need meaningful engagement more than ever.

This series of two 90 minute online interactive workshops are designed for anyone who wants to learn how to hold more transformative and generative online meetings and conversations. Whether you’re hosting a meeting on Zoom, Microsoft Teams or any other platform, hosting powerful online conversations is a fundamental leadership skill.

You’re invited to join a cohort of leaders, educators, marketers and communicators to learn the skills we all need in order to ask better questions, learn the value of listening, inspire teams and enliven meetings online.

We will cover the following and more

  • How to make meetings productive, creative and inclusive
  • Effective energisers when group energy is flagging
  • The 5 minute strategy that will transform teams from good to great
  • Icebreakers for online meetings that introverts will love
  • Should this be a meeting or should it be an email?
  • Managing your executive presence online

The training has been a real eye opener for me. It has taught me important lessons in running online meetings. Debby’s training methods kept me fully engaged. She used easy practical examples which I have been able to implement in my work situation. Since taking the training, I feel much more confident and in control when running online meetings. I use and rely on the useful techniques that I learnt in the “magical meetings” training and I find that this helps a lot to improve productivity. I also see that our meetings now move faster through the agenda and there is also greater participation. Adv Bongani Majola, Chairperson, SAHRC

Who should attend

  • anyone who is tired of endless, draining meetings (online and off)
  • anyone who believes in the power of conversations to make great stuff happen and change the world
  • leaders who know that facilitation is an essential leadership skill
  • facilitators who want to freshen their skills and share their knowledge
  • trainers and facilitators who need to facilitate online
  • change agents who have ideas and solutions that the world needs now

I would certainly recommend the QualityLife course “Magical Meetings” to all employees getting used to the new normal. It’s a journey of re-imagining how to move from face to face meetings to virtual meetings while still keeping the connection and engagement. Meeting etiquette in the virtual space is a bit of a challenge and this course really assisted with practical tips and guides. The learning and interaction was fun and meaningful. Antoinette Roberts, Strategic Capability Director, Blue Label Telecommunications

Details of the next course are:
Date: June 11 & Jun 18 (the course comprises both dates)
Cost: R2985 ex vat
Time: 11am to 12:30pm

TO BOOK: Call the office on 011 880 9749, or register below:

Register for “Magical Meetings” here

Your Facilitator

Debby Edelstein is co-founder of QualityLife Company and an experienced facilitator, content creator and curator of conversations. WeLead Circles the peer-to-peer network for women leaders which she created 5 years ago has given her 10 000 practical hours in group training and facilitation. She is a coach and mentor to leaders, executives and successful business owners

Testimonials about Debby Edelstein as Facilitator
Debby is a magical presenter and storyteller. She is wise and has huge emotional intelligence. Monica Singer, CEO Strate at the time

The South Africa-Washington International Programme’s emerging leaders benefited noticeably from Debby’s insights as she had, through only one session using perfectly honed facilitation skills, enhanced their skills to carry out projects both individually and as a team. She has added SAWIP to her fan base! Sally Currin, COO of SAWIP (South Africa-Washington International Program)

Debby really does it differently! She is an outlier, a ‘community facilitator’. Her work gives me hope that platforms can indeed be created for really deep, ethical and integrated learning to take place in organisational life. Capitalism with a conscience will only be created if we create communities that are conscious – there is no short cut. Clearly Debby and her QualityLife crew get this. They also know how to make it a heap of intelligent fun. John Ballam, Director of Greystone College, Canada

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