Hey everyone! Not sure if this is something we'll do regularly, depends on if you find it useful (let me know!). Here is a recording of this week's Q&A call. 2 big themes this week: 1. Getting Clients and learning marketing 2. Marketing books I think you should read 3. How to deal with tricky participants in a workshop Glad so many people are turning up to these!
Last week I facilitated a 2 hour workshop for an insurance company that wants to introduce a new offer to grow and change direction due to new California law that is killing its cash cow offer. To put things in context, in the past I charged $2k for a day. But, it never hurts to ask even thought the thought feels frightening. Best of the experience is that this was the first time I run this type of workshop - “The Story Framework Sprint” and in a new Indutry. Quote from the CEO - “we have too much knowledge in our head that it’s confusing to make sense of it in a simple way”. This helps to simplify our focus.
Hi, I expect to be spending more time here going forward and would love to connect with people who might like to collaborate or cross refer with a professional graphic recorder and cartoonist. Please connect on Linkedin
Hey Workshoppers, I'm VERY excited about this: As many of you already know, I usually only do coaching inside our high-level paid community "Inner Circle"... BUT today I'm announcing a little experiment: I'm going to run a free, 1 hour, weekly coaching session right here in this community, starting next Tuesday (August 22nd)! 👉 Watch this video if you don't feel like reading! You can join these calls and ask me anything you like about: - Building your facilitation career - Running specific workshops - Getting help with running workshops/troubleshooting - Getting advice on working with clients - Sales and marketing tips - Whatever you like! The first call starts NEXT TUESDAY (August 22nd, 4pm CET) and you can see the full schedule of upcoming calls right here on the Skool Calendar. I'll decide if I'll keep doing these based on how many people show up/ whether you all find them useful! ⚠️ 2 important bits of information: ONE: These calls will be strictly ONE hour long. We'll get through as much as we can in that time. I do a 2-3 hour coaching session every week in our "Inner Circle All-Access" community (these are recorded & transcribed), for those who want to go deeper. We can talk about this in more detail next week if anyone is interested in learning more! TWO: There won't be recordings of these free Q&A sessions. Why? For lots of reasons, but in short: just come hang out live! Hope to see some of you next week, let's go! Cheers, Jonathan
Hey Facilitators!👋 I don't know if you remember, but awhile ago I asked you all about your favourite resources for facilitators and I got sooooo many amazing answers back! Thank you for your contributions 💛 Since then, we put together a video of our 7 favourites! These resources are packed with facilitation techniques, tips, tricks, workshop exercises, ice-breakers, and warm-up activities. In this video, I not only cover books but I also discuss tools that will help you run better and smoother remote workshops.Some of these resources are free, and some are paid. By the way, we DON’T get paid to promote any of these products. They’re just great, and we really like them. So if you’re looking to level up your facilitation game, then check out this video immediately 👉 https://youtu.be/bvGOFUeX9NY I go DEEP into these resources to show you what’s great about them and how to use them. So, give a big shout out to all of the authors and creators of these amazing resources! THANK YOU! Here they are in order of appearance: 1. Gamestorming by James Macanufo and Sunni Brown / Sun Kagami 2. Workshop Tactics Pip Decks by 🎴 Charles Burdett 3. Miro 4. The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless 5. SessionLab 6. FunRetrospectives by 🎯Paulo Caroli 7. Facilitator Club Free Community by AJ&Smart Have you tried any of the above resources before? Which one is your favourite?
Hi, I've been following Jake & Jonathan for YEARS! Went to a Design Sprint Workshop in Austin, Texas right when the book came out, and it blew my mind... Anyway, I'm currently an "Envisioneer" for a global aerospace company where I create clarity for engineers & executives through visual thinking (basically I doodle for dollars). I had an awesome call with @Cat Licavoli today, and I'm looking forward to developing world-class facilitation skills so I can have an even bigger impact on the future of flight as well as build my own consulting business. If anyone has any feedback on the best ways to leverage live illustrations to enhance strategy and innovation meetings, I'm all ears. Looking forward to learning & contributing to this community.
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! 🤗
@Damien Gauthier Is there a lot of interest in this? I am a graphic facilitator and professional cartoonist who has taught workshops on drawing for communication. People go from stick figure-level skills to being able to convey whole stories in pictures, in just a few hours. Most of my clients/students have been innovation teams inside companies (Bayer, Merck, Rheem) or at innovation or design conferences.
I've just done the awesome Facilitation Fundamentals course - where can I find alternatives to the Sailboat and a variety of exercises within the four activities of post-up, clustering, dot voting, prioritization. I am building a series of workshops and don't want to keep pulling out the sailboat!
Try these amazing Workshop Tactics cards from PipDecks @Dom Jones Not only are there physical or digital cards with recipes comparable to Sailboat that you can mix and match to form any length of workshop, but they come with online trainings and resources, including Miro templates for most of the cards!! I am using them in conjuction with the AJ & Smart trainings. There are also other decks for Storytelling, Innovation and more. These links should give you 10% off at checkout.