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Facilitator's Guide to Productive Meetings

How to Run Meetings to Get Great Results for Participants and Facilitators

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Meetings are the lifeblood of associations large and small. There are tremendous benefits to running meetings that excite and engross members.

By engaging members in meetings, you:

  • Keep their active interest in your presentations
  • Encourage them to attend regularly
  • Incentivize them to recruit new members
  • Inspire them to evangelize for your organization
  • Motivate them to join committees and for volunteer positions
  • Advance your career within the organization

By improving your facilitation skills, you will make your training sessions, webinars, audio or conference calls, and meetings much more effective and fruitful. You will see deeper engagement among group members, build better relationships with participants, see greater implementation of learning, generate more leads, and gather more feedback. Facilitation skills can help you achieve the goal of any group session you lead, whatever the main purpose is.


Class Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Barney Davey
Barney Davey

Hi! I'm Barney Davey. If you are an artist, photographer, or work as an entrepreneur creative field, I can serve your efforts to create a prosperous career.

I launched a marketing and advertising business in my 20s and sold it to take a position as a senior account executive at a top trade magazine publishing and trade show exhibition company.

We served a variety of small business markets, including:

  • Artists, Galleries, Publishers & Picture Framing Retailers
  • Property & Casualty Insurance Agents
  • Life & Health Insurance Agents
  • Private Club Management & Operations
  • Hospitality & Travel
  • Interior Design & Decorative Accessories

The exposure into how small businesses succeeded in such a wide range of industries was a fantastic learning experience. I use the wisdom and insights I gained to help artists and other small business entrepreneurs create profitable marketing systems.

Since 1988, thousands of artists have sought my advice for new ways to boost their careers. They trust my books, blog posts, workshops, online training, and consulting to help them get ahead.

Get 30 years of experience.

I began advising artists in 1988 when I joined Decor magazine and the Decor Expo trade shows as a marketing executive. The shows and magazine were most influential in the retail art business in their time.

Before its demise due to the internet, for 135 years, Decor was in the business of helping artists, galleries, and picture framers. At its peak, the Decor Expo Atlanta Show was ranked in the top 100 among more than 10,000 annual tradeshows produced in the U.S.

As a result of my attendance at more than 200 art tradeshows, I got to know many of the industry's most successful artists. Traveling to shows gave me a unique chance to observe their best marketing practices.

Experience pays off for my artist followers and me.

Now, I share my insights and experiences with thousands of artists. They use my knowledge and marketing savvy to find collectors, sell more art and operate a profitable business.

I am the author of six bestselling books on the business of art:

  • Straight Advice: How to Market Art Online
  • Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career
  • How to Sell Art to Interior Designers
  • The Zen of Selling Art
  • How to Profit from the Art Print Market
  • How to Price Digital Fine Art Prints


These books make an impact and have staying power.

These books have an ongoing impact in the marketplace. Here is a recent screenshot from the Amazon Kindle top 1oo "Business of Art" list. It shows four of my books listed in the top 16 on the list.

Barney Davey Four Books in Top 20

I have produced and delivered hundreds of live workshops and online webinars for artists on art marketing.

My articles have been published in Art World News, Art Business News and The Artist’s Magazine. My How to Profit from the Art Print Market book was featured in the North Light Book Club. It is the book club for F+W Media, the parent company of The Artist’s Magazine.


I have been featured in, written for or worked with these industry leading media companies, and more.

Artists Hone Their Art Marketing Skills with My Help.

I have produced and delivered hundreds of live workshops and online webinars for artists on art marketing.

You can get a clear idea of the marketing insights and industry knowledge I share by visiting my Art Marketing News blog. You’ll find more than 600 art business and marketing posts. Among art business blogs, it is ranked #1 by Art Business News.

I was honored to be interviewed by Bottom Line Personal in December 2016. Its 750,000 circulation helped boost my bottom line that month.

I'm telling you these things because I want you to have confidence and enthusiasm that my advice can help steer you to a better career. I've devoted most of my business activities and all my passion towards helping artists for nearly 30 years.

I know the work I'm doing to help artists now is the best I've done. It's a happy marriage of passion, productivity, and purpose. My plans to offer more courses and relevant information for artists are just getting started and getting better all the time.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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