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Are you somehow responsible for meetings&events taking place in your organisation?

If so, please take a second to reflect on this question:

Are you happy with those meetings and events? I mean really happy?

I have good news for you! If your answer is yes, then stop reading, this blog is not for you. You just saved some time to do something valuable, other than reading this.


If your answer is no, the news is also good! This autumn Meetings, by Default or by Design will be published. This book will help you to start improving your meetings&events to a level that not only will make you really happy but also make your competitors nervous.


Written by Orange Gibbon’s Meeting Designers Mike van der Vijver and Eric de Groot the book is actual a workbook. It asks you to choose a topic that comes to your mind if you assess your meetings&events potential to improve. Is it the way you have the meeting organised? Is it how the content is presented? How do you deal with the participants or even the reason why you have it anyway? In each of these 4 Areas the book offers insights in roughly 10 different aspects of the Area of your choice. The insight is translated into a clear advice. The book says: ‘do such an advice first, see how it works out before switching to another improvement’.


Example? Speakers!


How often do you have speakers in your programmes? How effective are they in genuinely pushing the participants into the direction you want them to go?


The book contains a number of strategies to reduce the uncertainty of the speakers’ impact substantially. The core of the advice is: speakers can do more than one directional communication. If intellectually challenged, they can function in more effective formats. Formats that remove the necessity of being eloquent and charismatic. A pre-recorded interview at home can be smashing, cost-effective and perfect for your audience to kick start being active and productive. This format is an example of about a million ways to give speakers the platform on which they can flourish.




The book will be available on various Amazon sites, as well as through the Orange Gibbon Website. Contact us!



- Eric de Groot, Oct. 2022



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