My professional association for my craft, talent development, is ATD (the Association for Talent Development) -- it's the world's largest association in this industry and field. I've been an active member and volunteer leader for many years and it has enhanced my career tremendously. I am also one of their authors, bloggers, and master facilitators.
So when earlier this year, ATD invited me to be a guest expert and create a series of instructional videos where I share insider tips from my 25+ year career in talent development, I jumped in eagerly! I'm pleased to now share these with you here from time to time.
In this short video I explain the one powerful question all facilitators must ask.
Whether you're facilitating a meeting, a client presentation, or a training or learning session or workshop, you're trying to engage your audience to actively participate. To be a truly engaging facilitator, you want to ensure you invite your audience members to ask questions and actively participate.
But HOW you ask for their questions -- that's something I want to get you to think about today. It's not as straight forward as you think.
It's a small shift in phrasing that makes a huge difference in results.
Are you asking this question or is this something you could add to your bag of tricks for the future?
Watch the video - it's only about 2 minutes long -- to find out!
And don't forget to leave me a comment below about what you think, your results, or what questions YOU have about this idea (or anything else for that matter!). You know I want to start a conversation, right?!
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