10 Ways to Increase Engagement at Meetings

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Studies show that meeting and event attendees retain information far better if they are actively engaged, instead of just being talked at by a speaker the whole time. But how do you engage attendees without necessarily breaking the bank? In this flash class, Sharon Fisher, who has spent much of her career creating interactive corporate events, shares a number of methods that can be easily integrated with very little cost, to help improve the quality of your program.

This class was filmed live at BizBash Florida 2012 Expo.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the 3 essentials for having productive meetings.
  • Learn inexpensive and low-tech ways for your meeting audience to give instant feedback to the speaker on which areas of the presentation they want to hear more of.
  • Implement ice-breaker activities that will foster more productive networking among attendees.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 18 mins

Difficulty: All


Course Domains:

Sharon Fisher

Sharon Fisher is a professional “experience-maker” and CEO of Play with a Purpose, the creative experiential communications company that custom designs engaging experiences to help businesses solve challenges in an innovative and compelling way. She uses the premise “work should be fun or why do it at all” as the foundation for her talks and her business.

Through her speaking and her event experiences, Sharon has successfully shared that message with powerhouses around the world such as Walt Disney World Company, Chevrolet, Camp Jeep, BBDO, Disney Publishing, American Express, Frito Lay, IBM, McDonalds and the US Airforce.

Sharon continually delights audiences around the world teaching how to design experiences that will spark thinking, increase engagement and boost retention among conference and meeting attendees. She uses her highly energetic facilitation and workshop style to flip the tired and traditional speeches on their head.


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