Hey there! 👋 Facilitator Club is THE community for Facilitators or those who want to learn the skill of facilitation, where you can… ✅ Talk about facilitation and workshops (like the Design Sprint!) ✅ Talk about facilitation careers and how to build one (and make $$$ as a Facilitator!) ✅ Share workshop/facilitation insights, experiences, and resources ✅ Ask the AJ&Smart team questions about facilitation & workshops! These documents contain important information about the group rules and getting the most out of this community, so please read through everything before you get started! 👇👇👇 👮♀️ Group rules 🚨 💃 How to get the most out of the Facilitator Club community 🕺 Really happy to have you here, hope you love the community as much as we do! Lots of love, The AJ&Smart team 💛
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Sometimes when people hear the word 'icebreaker' they cringe or might feel super anxious about taking part in one. Yes, icebreakers can make you feel a bit awkward initially, but they are proven to help enhance relationships and encourage creativity. 'Icebreakers can help increase team bonds, boost performance and creativity'—Harvard Business School study Integrating icebreakers into your workshops or meetings is a great way to get everyone relaxed and ready to participate. But how do you choose the right ones so that you avoid those dreaded awkward silences? Here are my Top 2 Icebreakers that are easy to implement (in-person or online): 1. My First Job Ask everyone in the group to write down their name, their first job, and what they learned from that job. Then go round the group and have everybody read theirs out. 2. Pointless Questions Prepare a few fun questions ahead of the workshop, then go round the room and have everybody take turns answering the questions. It’s as simple as that—you don’t even need to write anything down! Here are some question suggestions to get you started: - If you could invite a celebrity over for dinner, who would it be and why? - What is your most prized possession and why? - You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life. What do you choose? Here are some more icebreakers for you to explore! What's another great icebreaker that I can add to my list?
Hey everyone! Last year, we had an absolutely delightful 1.5-day team retreat with a major corporate group at our AJ&Smart office in Berlin. Let me tell you, it was GREAT! We got creative with the LDJ Royale and added some cool activities for starting strong and ending even stronger. Here are some highlights: - @Jonathan Courtney facilitated the session with help from @Rebecca Courtney - We didn't have any slides! We went all authentic and created all the visuals by hand on a massive King Flipchart. - We added excursions like a walk to our local ice cream shop and a meetup at our favorite cafe on day two (very much inspired by The Power of Moments). - The feedback from the client was the icing on the cake – “everything was perfect”! That made us super happy! Here's how the days unfolded: Day 1: - We started with a light intro to workshopping. - Warmup: An improv exercise we learned from a public speaking coach, David JP Phillips - We then dived into the Sailboat activity, where we crafted a challenge statement. - And then, the much-awaited LUNCH! - After lunch, we dived into Lightning Demos and 10 for 10. - We concluded with reflections on the day and shared what we learned about workshopping – as we brought in some Champagne! 🍾 - We ended the day with a dinner in one of our favorite restaurants near the office. Day 2: - We started with a talk on the 4C's Framework and the principles of Workshopping. - We continued with The Action Board (and it worked very well!) - The Tony Robbins "Gratitude Meditation" really resonated (there may have been a tear or two). - LUNCH with a side of Champagne was a lovely touch. The LDJ Royale was a great choice for the team retreat. It’s always amazing to see the principles we teach in our courses come to life and make an impact. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ We regularly share "inside scoop" posts like this inside our Workshopper Master community (our high-level program/community for those who want to build a high-paid Facilitation career). DM me if you want to learn more about joining! 🤗
@Jonathan Courtney wonderful last week I delivered a session at Level Up Academy USA. I made on 4 slides for content. Host organization asked me 3 times do you want to add some more slides, dont you know time is more slides are less. I said leave it upto me and i engaged participants in such a way that they got wonderful feedback. I look at purpose not slides 😉
For quiet some time I’ve asked myself now if freelance facilitation is only something for extroverts. Especially because of the additional marketing aspect that comes with it which requires additional human contact. Am I right or are there any freelance introverts in this community who are happy with it?
Art of Engagement matters! They were colleagues since last many years and were on six weeks promotional training course together. This was their third week and today they were really very excited. Whole day they performed with full enthusiasm. It was my fourth day with them I can’t explain the freshness, joy and passion they showed up with while entering to taining hall. What was different that day???????Can you guess????That beautiful day we only changed their dressing from formal to casual only for that day.Do you think our attire sometimes block our mind?Dont you think sometimes it restrict us from knowledge creation and sharing?Sometime stops us from expanding our horizons?Sometimes we lost our personalities in what we wear and appear?You may share your point of view in comment box below.#traininganddevelopment #training #motivation
Hello FC friends! I'm looking to pay somebody who is super skilled at using the latest and greatest of virtual facilitation tools to help me level up a 3.5-hour workshop I'm designing for a client in June. 95% chance this is run on Zoom, so please keep that it mind as we can't easily pivot to a whole new tool (e.g. Butter). If you are interested, can you fill out this form? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjitTpX9GC0eyxoEyMb6JGtFgm67AbWd001M7Pe42xgr7a6w/viewform
@David Newman yesterday I did a session with an organization where management focus was to motivating intrinsically rather than only focusing on rewards, bonus, compensations etc. So asked the question to know others pov?
I have been working as freelance trainer/consultant and did not opt for a permanent job. I struggled a lot in making myself a brand even I was not getting money from trainings but I rejected good salaried jobs because I had belief on myself that one day my one day income will be more than the salary I am offered. Now I am in middle of my career still much to go far. How many of you faced same situation I would love to know about your short stories?
Hey FC community, For those who deliver more content-focused sessions*, how do you respond to clients asking to record the sessions for anyone to view it after? To me, it's definitely added value for the client, so I prefer to add a recording fee. I've been doing 10-20% extra depending on the ask, but I still feel uncertain of the right way to approach this. One thing I know is that almost nobody at these big companies will actually watch the recording (lol) so it doesn't matter *that much* but it certainly gives the client an asset that they could theoretically use again and again, so it seems like there should be a price tag attached. Curious to hear! *For a pure facilitated workshop, I'd be less concerned about charging as only a small number of people would probably want to watch that session after. But when it's a lecture/class/keynote it feels different...correct me if I'm wrong!
@Shannon Wagers yes if participants know they are going to get recording they take it for granted and don't engage completely in session so for full engagement and take benefit of time we can strategize likewise.
I'm curious to hear how many of you run sessions (remote and in-person) with a fully inclusive audience, eg including those with accessibility or inclusion requirements? What are your challenges and tips when creating and facilitating such sessions to ensure everyone can engage? Especially when tools such as Miro/Mural/Figjam etc are not very accessible, what are you turning too?
I conduct sessions on Agri tourism topics where the audience is diverse from educated and non educated background so the challenge I face is they don't understand normally the common official language , style and many other things So before starting session I completely understand them and then I start training in their local language and cracking some relevant jokes to make them comfortable.