Thiagi’s Tweets: Facilitation Techniques
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 recent tweets about facilitation techniques that were frequently retweeted:
- Supply the participants with name tags. Learn the names of your participants and use them as soon as possible and as frequently as possible.
- Rehearse conducting the facilitated activity before the session with a partner. Modify the activity as needed.
- Periodically solicit feedback from the participants. Use this information to modify the activities.
- Open your session with an interactive activity. Use this to energize the participants and help them learn about each other.
- Open your facilitated session with a clear preview and close with a crisp review.
- Increase participants’ trust on you as the facilitator by demonstrating selflessness, predictability, authenticity, and competence.
- Instead of “yes” or “no”, ask the participants to use seven categories: highly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, highly disagree.