Expert Facilitators Show How to Bring a Little Drama into Meetings in New Book

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 25, 2013 - There's good reason that Industry Week calls meetings "The Great White Collar Crime." With estimates that these functions waste over $37 billion dollars a year, the statistics around meetings don't serve the industry well. And, with 9 out of 10 people reportedly admitting to daydreaming during these functions, meetings have become equivalent to a workplace timewaster.

    A new book released this year serves to change the old-school meeting mindset. "Creative Facilitation," written by expert meeting facilitators Viv McWaters and Johnnie Moore, explains how to transform the traditional meeting into something more human and engaging. "Frequent complaints we hear about meetings are that they are too long and unproductive," Moore said.

    Forget the traditional meeting playbook. Borrowing from theatre and improv techniques, the eBook explores meeting and group facilitation through methods such as stepping into one's fear and being present. Through these methods one begins to understand how human behavior and dynamics is critical for successful and more productive meetings.

    This guide is packed with stories and ideas for breaking up boring presentations, getting participants really talking, and how to get in touch with one's intuition in order to enable real connections with others.

    Moore believes that online business meetings cannot replace the magic that comes from meeting someone in person. However, too many face-to-face meetings waste time and energy and fill participants with dread. "When human beings get together there's immense creative potential - we need to change the way we meet to realize more of it," he said. "There's no excuse for wasting time and money getting people into a room together and boring them with PowerPoint."

    The eBook is available for free from the website Full-color printed copies are available for $23 from For more information, please visit

    About Creative Facilitation
    A joint effort between expert facilitators Johnnie Moore and Viv McWaters, Creative Facilitation specializes in bringing business meetings to life through specially planned workshops and conferences, event design, coaching, training, and presentations. The company has worked with clients such as National Public Radio (NPR), Johnson & Johnson, World Vision, BBC, Oxford University, and Shell. For more information, please visit or email johnnie.moore ( @ ) gmail dot com.

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