As you will see, the order you use to open a facilitated session is critical. It is important that your opening addresses the most significant needs of the participants first. In my experience with literally hundreds of facilitated sessions, I have found the following order to be effective for most sessions. (The meaning of “inform, excite, empower, and involve” will be covered next.)
- Chapter IV: The Secrets to Starting
- from The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass
- Released: October 2012
Topic Overview: Conducting a Meeting
When you run a meeting, you’re facing a tough audience: surveys show that meetings are considered a top workplace time-waster. Yet meetings are an important part of collaborative work. So leading effective meetings is a challenging but essential skill.
You need to know how to:
- Get the meeting started
- Establish ground rules
- Stay focused and on track
- Encourage participation
- Address meeting challenges such as inappropriate behavior
This lesson is the first of a group of lessons about how to conduct a meeting. Beginning a meeting with a strong opener sets the tone...
Share this highlighthttp://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/the-secrets-of/27277/