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Our Sprint-for-Sprint Project! 🚀 Facilitators Needed
Hey everyone! I'm looking for a couple of awesome facilitators to help out with a new initiative. We're designing sprint sessions for e-commerce companies, where we go in and fix problems as a short term swat team to go in and fix and come out. We need facilitators for different department teams: - Design team: improving UX/UI, branding content creation, and listing improvements - Marketplace team: optimizing listings, improving search rankings, and boosting marketplace performance - Data team: analyzing metrics, identifying trends, and providing actionable insights - Back-end team: create or optimize backend database structures as most ecommerce brands lack backend in the early stages We've got a pool of e-commerce clients who need short-term sprints to fix specific problems. If this could be a chance to work together, would love to share this opportunity togehter as we need a constant facilitation throughout the program! Facilitation and sprint design will be crucial, for this sprint-for-sprint model. Would love to know if you know anyone who would be a great fit. Also, if you have any better ideas than this approach, I'd love to hear and learn from you! Please feel free to message me 🙏🏻❤️🙌🏻
New comment 3d ago
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Sounds interesting. I've run a couple of Design Sprints and lots of workshop. The design team could be a match for me. Do you plan to do those sprints remotely?
This is How I Get C-Level Clients
Discovering new clients doesn't always involve direct sales pitches. In fact, I've found that the best way to get new clients is not by trying hard to convince them. What does that mean? I've been working in the innovation business for 15 years. I know that it's crucial to keep making your product better by talking to customers regularly. For us who run workshops to help customers solve their problems, those problem-solving workshops are our products. So, to get new clients, I reach out to successful senior managers on LinkedIn, like C-Level, SVPs, and VPs. I ask if I can spend 15 minutes learning from them about how they solve problems inside their companies. If they agree, I curiously ask a lot of questions about their process. Why do I do this? - People like feeling important, like heroes. They like being asked for advice. So, I give them what they want, and that makes it more likely for them to say yes to my request. - Sometimes, they just tell me how they solve problems without asking me anything. That's okay - I still learn a lot. - Most times, they ask why I want to know. When I explain my approach, I often hear, "You didn't try to sell anything, but you've sold yourself perfectly." - Success! If you're interested in learning more, please feel free to ask below. PS: What's your approach to finding new clients?
New comment 9d ago
0 likes • Apr 24
Sounds great - thank you for sharing. So this means, when reaching out you sound like your are actually just looking for input / insights for your business, like in some kind of research interview? How often does this lead to talking about your offering later and that they become clients?
Advertising a free workshop on Linkedin
Hi folks, i'm creating a 45 minute free online workshop that will be advertised on linkedin and was wondering what approach has worked in getting people to sign up, i'm looking to go small batch (<10 seats). Any stories or learnings would be amazing!
New comment 25d ago
2 likes • Apr 24
I've not tried it myself yet, however I think you should be aware that there will be a relatively high amount of people signing up but not showing up in the end. So if you want 10 People to join you should have something like 20+ sign-ups, I guess.
Lego Serious Play
Good Morning Workshoppers, is anyone of you using Lego Serious Play as a facilitation method? I‘m currently wondering if I should imvest in a 2-days certification course for LSP. Do you think it can be an invest that pays off for me as a Self-employed Consultant and facilitator? Thank you and have a nice day - Chris
New comment Apr 16
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@Madelyn Gengelbach Thank you!
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@Raj Mehta Thank you!
How much time to allocate for discussions after exercises?
I need help to figure out how much time, if any, to provide for discussions after an exercise? Let say for example you're running a tight 2 hour problem-solving or creative workshop with exercise that are around 20-30 mins. - Is providing time to share thoughts a good way to transition between each? - How much time would be good to let people talk after an exercise - and how do you manage it so that it doesnt start eating up the next exercises time or cut someone off from sharing their views? What do you guys do? Looking for some advice.
New comment Apr 3
2 likes • Mar 30
I would recommend to leave time for discussion and recap after most if not all exercises. Even if not absolutely needed from a facilitator's perspectives, participants often need it or actively ask for it. The amount of time needed depends on the topic, the exercise and the size of the group. Rules of thumb: - The more abstract the topic / exercise, the bigger the need for discussion - The larger the group, the longer the discussion (and also more difficult to end it :-)
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Chris Muench
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Digital (Marketing) Strategist, Creative Consultant and passionate Facilitator of lovely Workshops. Working self-employed. Based in Cologne, Germany.

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