Thiagi's Tweets: Facilitation Techniques

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:



  1. Supply the participants with name tags. Learn the names of your participants and use them as soon as possible and as frequently as possible.
  2. Rehearse conducting the facilitated activity before the session with a partner. Modify the activity as needed.
  3. Periodically solicit feedback from the participants. Use this information to modify the activities.
  4. Open your session with an interactive activity. Use this to energize the participants and help them learn about each other.
  5. Open your facilitated session with a clear preview and close with a crisp review.
  6. Increase participants’ trust on you as the facilitator by demonstrating selflessness, predictability, authenticity, and competence.
  7. Instead of “yes” or “no”, ask the participants to use seven categories: highly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, highly disagree.