Hi, I'm Martin! I've been working with teams for more than ten years now. I know what it's like to waste away in meetings and dysfunctional teams. And I know how to fix it.
Meetings can kill your energy and enthusiasm. They can be life-sucking, time-wasting, awful events that just drags on and on and on...
People chatting randomly. Constantly trying to win. It’s like a debate instead of a constructive discussion. And when it's over, everyone leaves wondering what the heck it was all about.
I'm talking about meetings that feel like you just stumble into them. You just end up there, sit through it and then stumble out on the other end... Without really knowing what the devil just happened.
Or when you just know you've been to this meeting before... except you haven't. It's all so familiar. The same people. Bringing up the same things. Coming to the same old conclusions.
These statistics may be funny… but have you seriously considered how they affect you and your organization?
People say meetings are boring. But I don't think boring is the right word. Sure, meetings can be boring, but the word I'm looking for is... frustration.
Yes, the hopeless frustration when you know you won't be heard, when people are constantly interrupting. Or when it just seems to go on forever and you know you have more important things to do.
Most meetings fail to solve real problems. Instead of finding causes and coming up with actual solutions, they end up with some shallow, easy-to-fix solution that doesn't change anything. It's like a temporary band-aid.
The top three time-wasters in the modern workplace are ineffective meetings, unclear objectives, and lack of team communication.
About ten years ago I worked for a software company. Things were really bad. Lots of conflicts and distrust going on. Morale was at an all time low.
We spent more time fixing bugs than selling products. In fact, pretty much everything had stopped working at that point. We were actually this close to shutting down. As you can imagine, it wasn't fun.
I had learned about a certain type of meeting that could be used to help improve team productivity. So at one point we tried using it (there wasn't much to lose anyway).
We started running these meetings on a weekly basis. Each Friday we used an hour or so to focus on how we could improve our work using this method.
It took a few tries to learn how this meeting worked. Soon enough we could see some small improvements.
We got better and better!
Slowly the group started to transform... each week, more results, more productivity... eventually turning into a highly productive team that could crank out quality software on demand.
Each week the team improved until we reached a point where almost anything seemed possible.
We used meetings to discover better ways to work. This could be something simple as deciding when to break for lunch, or how to slice down requirements into useful task. But we also discovered more advanced techniques, like how to prioritize what to do, how to automate work and how to measure progress.
In the end, the team created a completely new, remarkable product. Management loved it and (more important) their customers loved it!
The product is today the leader in its niche and the company is now stronger than ever.
Since then, I've used these methods across many teams to help them take the next step to more productivity.
But I also remember a time when I was completely clueless to this... when I never even considered what a great team could look like. Because in my mind, teams were just a bunch of people sitting in the same room.
I couldn’t conceive I would be the one to rise up and make some real change. But somehow I did! I did manage to help them become much more productive and confident.
Help your team find its way to more productivity
Stop the endless speeches. Let everyone be heard...
Unleash your productivity, find new great ideas and improvements
Imagine meetings where everyone is focused, every voice is heard, where the group discovers new amazing ideas and decisions are reached effectively. And when it’s over, everyone leaves energized, knowing exactly what to do next.
Imagine you team being able to deliver new quality products that your customer loves... week by week.
That's the kind of results you should expect!
Running effective meetings is a rare and valuable skill in any workplace today. It saves time, gives immediate results and is highly appreciated by people used to frustrating and wasteful meetings.
This online course is highly focused, jam-packed with tips and information about running meetings that improve your team's productivity.
This is your one-stop resource for everything you ever wanted to know about running effective collaborative meetings! No other course comes even close to this.
Take this online course in one evening or whenever you feel like it. It's completely video based, around three hours of high quality video content.
“Excellent course! I’m a project manager myself and this course gave me so many new ideas for me to use in my meetings. I never thought there were so much to this retrospective thing, but now I can’t wait try it out with my team.
The presentation is clear and looks really nice and it shows Martin knows what he’s talking about. I especially enjoyed the part about running the meeting. Thanks!”
“Martin is delivering a nice set of tools for anyone in need of collaboration improvements. The videos keep a high quality and they were easy to follow. The attached document is also a nice summarization. This will definitely boost my upcoming meetings!”
"I very much like the bite-sized lectures. You can easily find time to watch a couple of them between git commits. Wickman seems to have put a lot of effort into this course. I'm not a team leader (or facilitator, as Martin puts it), but there is a lot here for me to learn anyway. Highly recommended!
Knowing how to boost team productivity is priceless in itself. But consider all time and money (and frustration!) you can save... You don't want to miss this.
Click the button below! This takes you to the main course page where you then join. Easy as pie.
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“I thought I knew what this was about, having worked in teams for quite some time... Apparently I was wrong! I had no idea how much more there is to this. This course really digs into the details of how you can fix your teams using retrospectives. Lectures are easy to follow with a clever delivery.
I'm already thinking about creating my next meeting! Impressive!”
“Excellent course, gives deep insight into how an effective culture can be created and processed. Thumbs up for all practical tips, they will become very useful in my future projects.”
Hi there! I’m a senior developer consultant with 20 years of experience, currently running my own business.
I’ve being working in teams across many organisations for the last 10 years with a focus on developing awesome software, helping and coaching teams take the next step to more productivity.
And I'll show you how you can do that as well!
In the first section of the course, you’ll learn a proven five-step method to design your meetings. This method guides you from start to end. Detailed instructions how to kick off the meeting all the way to wrapping it up.
Next, you’ll look at the specifics how to best prepare and create your upcoming collaborative meeting, how to find your purpose and how to create your agenda based on that.
In the third part, you’ll learn how to use professional facilitation methods to run the meeting, manage the group, how to set up the room and much more.
You’ll also discover how to deal with people who dominates, how to encourage others to talk and how to handle yourself during the meeting.
The last section contains an eBook with useful and engaging meeting activities you can pick and choose from based on what you want to achieve.
I realize you have a busy schedule. That's why I designed it to be compact: 2-3 hours of video, in bite-sized lectures. So it's possible to watch it in just an evening. Each lecture is short and sweet, so you can watch just a lecture and then pick up from there when you find the time.
Once you've joined the course you can watch it immediately in your desktop browser. It even works on your iOS or Android device if you're on the move. This makes for great watching on the bus or train. I don't really recommend watching it when driving though :-)
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You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't like it, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund.
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
When you take the course, you can use the quick message-system to send any questions you have. I'll get back to you asap.
I'm so confident in this course, I give you a 30 day money back guarantee. Yes, that's true. No questions asked. But please, please let me know what the problem is and I'll try to fix it for you. At least that'll give me some feedback how to make the course even better!
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. This course never expire, so you will have the freedom to learn at your own pace.
Apart from learning how to run effective meetings and the knowledge to use them to fix your team you mean? :-)
The course consists of 20+ short video lectures.
There are also a number of quizzes along the way which you can use to test what you've learned.
And cheet sheets for each section which summarizes the course in easy bullet points
Agenda templates you can use in your meetings
A free eBook with handpicked meeting activities you can pick and choose from
I designed this course for anyone who wants to learn how to create and run effective meetings with a focus on improving team performance and productivity.
So if you're part of a team, this is for you!
The course also targets agile developers, scrum masters, team leaders or project manager who wants to get the most out of their agile work or retrospective meetings
P.S.:: Take this chance to add some new skills to your CV. When you've taken this course, your meetings will be much more appreciated and fun!
Just knowing how to identify and fix meeting problems is valuable enough. But helping you team to a higher performance level is priceless. In the end, you meetings will be much more productive and so will your team. You don't want to miss this...