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When to press Play instead of Say

When to press Play instead of Say We know it’s important to get a presentation off to a good start. And a good idea, perhaps, to use music to make an impact. A speaker I recently saw at a conference began his presentation with these words, which he surely didn’t...

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Wimbrovisers

 Wimbrovisers Hope you are enjoying your Wimbeldon. Listen out for the commentators applauding a player for an improvised shot. They mean that the player has done something a bit unusual – with an odd angle or an unlikely stretch. Yet there’s another sense in which...

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How to get a conference off on the right foot

How to get a conference off on the right foot Letting people speak to each other at the beginning of a conference has many benefits. It gets us relaxed and contextualised. You start to know who the people are around you. They become both humanised and professional....

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How presenters are presenting a lot more than their message

How presenters are presenting a lot more than their message When you are watching a presenter, you learn a lot about them even if you pay little attention to their words. Are they confident, passionate, authoritative? Or nervous, bored or unconvincing? As Gregory...

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How a facilitator raises the prospects of better conversations

 How a facilitator raises the prospects of better conversations We all want better conversations at work and in other aspects of our lives. Yet you have probably noticed that good conversations don’t break out automatically simply because people get together and talk....

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How to tell if you are the facilitator

How to tell if you are the facilitator When you are young, your aunts and uncles will ask you what you want to be when you grow up. It’s a rare child who says, 'I want to be a facilitator’. Facilitation is more something you gradually discover and can get drawn to....

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What to look out for on the edge of your vision

 What to look out for on the edge of your vision One of the most important skills of a facilitator is having good peripheral vision - an awareness of those things happening just out of your focus. This is a handy ability in life, too, of course, and it protects us...

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3 ways to increase learning in organisations full of experts

3 ways to increase learning in organisations full of experts If you want people to learn, then those people have to accept that there are things they don’t yet know. That’s relatively easy when it’s abstract - ‘oh yes, there’s always more to learn’ - but a lot...

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Does everyone need coffee right now?

Does everyone need coffee right now? Is it even possible to get it? I watched an ugly facilitation moment the other day, in which participants who were deeply involved in an activity were wrenched out of it by a facilitator who seemed to think it important that...

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The point is not powerpoint

 The point is not the powerpoint There were at least 20 presentations during the conference I attended last week, and in half of them the PowerPoint was not starting on time. That's to say that the audience watched the presenter fumbling with projection equipment and...

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