By Cari Kraft, Jacobs Management Group

Ready to get moving? All charged up for today? How about your staff? Here, as usual, are some meeting-kickoff videos that will get brains in gear and spark conversations.

6 Minutes To Start The Day Right

Great motivational meeting opener. Tips on adjusting your attitude, getting your priorities right, setting off on the right track.

Pump Yourself Up in 136 Seconds—with Expert Dan Pink

An unusual trick to pump yourself up—asking yourself the right question that will lead to the day’s success.

Marketing vs. Sales—Funny!

Funny, somewhat glib icebreaker for a sales and marketing meeting. The odd, amusing and often contradictory things we hear ourselves say in the office.

The Psychology Behind Focusing on the Positive

A great launching pad to have your team deal with adversity. Compelling stories of leveraging strengths to boost happiness.

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Cari Kraft leads a team of master level recruiters at Jacobs Management Group, celebrating 20+ years of executive recruiting in the healthcare (pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology) and high-tech industries, nationally. Prior to joining Jacobs Management Group, Ms. Kraft has held positions as a Senior Sales Executive, Director of Business Development and Director of Marketing. She also has deep knowledge of the technology/startup fields, having been in the industry through the rise of the Internet. Ms. Kraft is a University of Pennsylvania/Wharton alumnus holding a degree in economics and decision sciences. Cari can be reached at


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