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Boost Your Energy During A Meeting

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I’m sure as a facilitator or sales manager you’d like to believe that when leading an all day meeting, you have created an agenda that is packed with excitement – so much that your team will be fully engaged for the full eight hours. Well, we have all the confidence in the world that this is true! But what’s also true is that even the food and drinks you serve during a meeting can affect your colleague’s ability to focus and participate.

We’ve got the perfect activities, go-to snacks and drinks to keep your team upbeat and on point for your next meeting:

Go to YouTube

It’s true! Laughter actually raises your blood pressure and boosts your heart rate, too. This can actually pump you up when feeling a bit sluggish, says Robert R. Provine, PhD, author of Laughter. So we say take a mid afternoon break and play some funny youtube videos to get your group energized. Here are a couple of our recent favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHV6lzi5fU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsvyjePPFRs

Get moving

Walk around the block. According to a study in Personality and Social Psychology, walking just 10 minutes can get you revved up for up to two hours. Who knew?

We suggest as an icebreaker after lunch (weather permitting) is to get everyone up and outside to take a quick stroll.

Power eats & drinks!

When needing a snack around that 2pm mark, try to stick to portions of about 100 calories or 15 grams of carbohydrates. Some great ideas for what to munch on:

  • Whole grain, high protein bar
  • ½ cup of sliced bananas apples with a tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Whole grain crackers with a tablespoon of hummus
  • ¼ cup of dried fruit and nuts

Here’s a trick you may not know. Go for a latte instead of a regular cup of Joe! When you pair a quick hit of caffeine (like an espresso shot) with the sustaining power of protein (from the milk), you’ll get a bigger energy boost, advises Ayoob.

More than anything the key to a great meeting where everyone is engaged comes down to planning activities, food and drinks that will help keep your team focused.

Information found on Health.com, Betterhealthchannel.com, Web MD

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