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Three tips to increase beautiful layering in meetings, workshops and conferences

Clever layering is a hallmark of the excellent facilitator

Layering is the idea of having more than one thing going on at one time in a meeting, workshop or conference. For example, displaying posters on the wall is an example of a layer beyond people simply talking to each other. Each extra layer added to a meeting, workshop or conference also provides an opportunity for the layers to be combined in new activities.

 Here are three easy ways to add a bit of lovely layering to your events: 

  1. A Message Board – for posting cards with offers and requests, to which anyone in the meeting may respond.
  2. A Soundtrack Layer – play music to set the mood as the event begins, during breaks and to signal returns to each session.
  3. A Poster Space – on which participants write their ‘Quotes of the Day’ – wise, amusing or pertinent words or phrases heard during the day.

What layers have you added, and what was the beneficial impact?

Whenever people get together as a group, someone will conduct the conversation, whether formally or informally. We are all participants in any event. Some are more prominent than others and the facilitator has a special part to play.

Our training is about building your skills at managing any group, workshop or meeting. If you’d like to learn more about effective facilitation, learn techniques and activities to get the most out of your group, get in touch or visit our training pages

 

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