Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, productivity, training, and management.
Here’s a list of tweets about facilitation techniques that were frequently retweeted:
- Participating a facilitated session is a strange new experience. Use suitable activities to prevent participants from passive listening.
- Arrange the seats so the participants can see you, the screen, the flipchart, and each other.
- Facilitation is not a one-off event. Plan, discuss, and contract before the event. Follow-up after the event.
- Encourage the participants to stand up, stretch, walk around, and take breaks any time they want to.
- Be ready with a specific agenda. However, begin the session by asking the participants to discuss and to modify it.
- If things get tense during a facilitated session, declare a time-out. Ask the participants to silently reflect on what is going wrong.
- To prevent aggressive participants from dominating the discussion, give everyone three tokens, each worth 2 minutes of talking time.