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Organising gatherings is easy. But being able to have gatherings that engage your people and keep them connected while getting your message across requires skills and thoughtful planning.
As social creatures, we all have the desire to connect and to gather. Leaders have the opportunity to leverage that to spark movement or change.
In today’s episode, our special guest, Lindsey Caplan, talks about how to prepare yourself, how to prepare your content, and what are the things you need to reflect on to have an effective gathering. She also emphasises the importance of the environment to gatherings.
Gatherings are powerful tools to any organisation, so if you’re a leader or business owner, don’t wait and tune in now!
What We Talked About in This Episode:
- Her Transition from Comedy Writing to Helping People Develop
- Gatherings and Alone Time
- Determining the Desired Outcome to Optimise Gatherings
- How to Engage People
- Four Types of Outcomes
- The Five Key Conditions to an Engaged Gathering
- How to Make Gatherings Relevant
- The Importance of the Environment
- Skills Needed to Leverage Gatherings
- Getting the Audience to Connect
- Differences With Virtual Gatherings
- The Issue With Communication
- Book Recommendation and Daily Rituals
About Our Guest:
Lindsey Caplan has been gathering people for over 15 years – first to entertain, as a comedy writer in Hollywood, then to educate for companies like DreamWorks Animation and McKinsey, and now to transform as an organizational psychologist as the Head of Talent Development for successful Silicon Valley companies like Zendesk, Credit Karma, and Flexport. She earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Creative Writing for the Media from Northwestern University. She helps companies drive organizational change by applying lessons in gathering from entertainment, education, and business. Lindsey is currently writing a book on “Gathering”.
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