North Dakota State University
NDSU Extension Service

Meetings and Presentations -- Books

201 Icebreakers: Group Mixers, Warm-Ups, Energizers and Playful Activities
Edie West
1997 424-page Book (three-ring binder)
Sections include energizing a long, dry presentation; especially for big groups; for non-icebreaker types; getting closure; getting to know you; getting to know you better; grouping people; introducing a topic; meeting starters; mental aerobics; outdoor activities; physical energizers; pure fun; self-disclosure; team building; and winding/relaxation.

Effective Meeting Skills: A Practical Guide for More Productive Meetings
Marion E. Haynes
1988 88-page Book
Effective Meeting Skills helps you improve the quality of meetings you attend either as the leader or as a participant. An effective meeting is one that achieves its objectives within a reasonable time. The book is divided into five sections that tell you how to participate in more effective meetings. Throughout the book are questionnaires, checklists and exercises that emphasize the material presented.

The Encyclopedia of Icebreakers: Structured Activities that Warm Up, Motivate, Challenge, Acquaint and Energize
Sue Forbess-Greene, LMSW
1983 417-page Book (three-ring binder)
Sections about energizers and tension reducers, feedback and disclosure, games and brainteasers, getting acquainted, openers and warm-ups, and professional development topics.

Great Session Openers, Closers, and Energizers: Quick Activities for Warming Up Your Audience and Ending on a High Note
Marlene Caroselli
1998 288-page Book (three-ring binder)
This binder features 100 ideas for openers, energizers and closers.

How to Make Meetings Work
Michael Doyle and David Straus
1976 298-page Book
This book focuses on the interaction method to find win/win solutions; be a good facilitator, recorder or group member; plan the meeting and agenda; and more.

Making Successful Presentations: A Self Teaching Guide
Terry C. Smith
1984, 179 Pages
This book helps you plan, organize, develop, and deliver a presentation that keeps your audience attentive and puts you and your company in the best possible light.

Mastering Meetings
National Institute of Business Management
1990 148-page Book
Includes tips on protocol, dealing with hidden agendas, establishing responsibility for follow-up, leading small discussion groups, working with problem participants, taking the routine out of routine meetings and more. A chapter is devoted to graphics and audiovisual equipment.



Books can be checked out for one month, audio and video tapes for two weeks. Contact the Distribution Center at or 701 231-7882 to check out Staff Resource Library materials, or stop by Morrill 10 to browse the shelves.