ToP TIP: Speak Up

Having difficulty getting participation in your meetings?  Do people have ideas but don’t speak up?  Try this ToP Consensus method:  Have participants write their ideas on cards and organize them on a sticky wall.  Hot topics and consensus themes tend to pop out.

Learn more tips to turn a meeting from a ho-hum experience into a highly interactive and participatory process. Register for the ToP Facilitation Methods course


ToP TIP:  Brainstorm - Not “brain freeze”    

How do you keep from being overwhelmed during a brainstorming session?

Try this quick and easy organizational method.  You will need to collect 35 – 45 ideas.   So, divide your participants into several small groups, and task them with presenting a portion of the ideas. 
(For example, if you have 5 small groups, ask for 7-9 ideas per group.) 

For more information on effective brainstorming, Register for the ToP Facilitation Methods course.


ToP TIP: Cure for the Circular Conversation    

Tired of having the same old conversations that go nowhere?  ToP’s “Conversation for a Change” helps groups find underlying themes that can lead to results. 

To learn more about ToP’s Conversation for a Change, Register for ToP Secrets of Implementation

View ToP Trainer Mary Flanagan’s video.


Learn to energize meetings. Find consensus.

-Begin the journey. Register for a ToP course »

This training was rewarding and inspiring, and you walk out the door ready to use your new tools.

Kassy Rice, DFC Project Coordinator

Top Facilitation Methods: Des Moines, Iowa

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