Hello Facilitators👋 I'm really curious about where everyone is from. I'd love to make this a mega post where we can see how diverse the Facilitator Club community is. Who knows, you might find a lot more people in your area than you thought! Once I have lots of answers on this post, I want to make a nice graph!
I am currently working with a client to create some ways up to 60 participants can connect with each other BEFORE they join a 10-day virtual leadership training. Here are some ideas I am thinking about, but more importantly: I am super curious if you have experienced or applied a cool idea that you're willing to share i the comments 🙏 🙂 1. Miro Profile Wall Set up a digital whiteboard where all participants can add their profile and browse who else is attending. I am envisioning adding a photo (or an avatar), their social links and answering a few questions about themselves. If you have examples of something like this or similar, please post them below. 2. Onboarding Bingo Create 12 challenges that need to be completed before the first session on a Bingo card. Challenges like: create your profile in the community, comment on someone else's post, send a message to someone, add the sessions to your calendar etc. I have done this several times, but extended the challenges throughout the whole cohort, so we announced winners at the very end. 3. Collective Art Piece I am not exactly sure what technology I would use for this, but I an thinking of a mosaic of individual drawings that create something larger. If this reminds you of something, please let me know. What other ideas do you have?
Hey @Jan Keck, this sounds exciting! I liked all ideas you've shared. I might recommend one addition to 'Miro Profile Wall' that you can ask them to answer this question: If your life were a story, what would be the first sentence? Good luck 🙌✨
I'm using Tally.so for my business but it could be used for all kinds of form related needs like surveys. I've seen @Pedro Segreto used it to create a massive personality finder here, you should definitely look at it ✌
In case you missed the community call today, Jon dropped some GREAT books that can inspire us as we navigate our facilitation journey! Check them out here 👇 - Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson - Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman - Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath If you've read any of them, feel free to share your knowledge and insights with us!! Happy Reading 📚🥳
Thanks @Connor Swenson! 😊 I am indeed enjoying and finding 'Make Time' quite insightful. In fact, I've already taken some steps like deleting all my apps except Kindle and Duolingo, and unsubscribing from all my email subscriptions. I’m looking forward to applying more strategies from the book in my daily routine and am curious about your training and consulting work too! By the way, your candidness about being biased, is truly inspiring 👌
Hey folks 👋 I recently shared a playful article on Medium that sparked a fantastic idea for icebreakers in our workshops. Imagine attendees discovering the unique sounds hidden within their own names, just like I did with mine! ❓ What? Here's a quick recap of my Medium post: 'Ö': Pronounce it like the 'ea' in 'early.' Regardless of your accent, this sound is universal. Think of 'early,' focus on 'ea,' and you're halfway there! 'mür': This one's a breeze if you've ever said 'mural.' Picture yourself admiring a beautiful wall painting, saying 'mur-al,' and you've almost got it. Combine and Conquer: Put 'ea' and 'mur' together, say it quickly, and you've got my name — Ömür! It's like a mini tongue twister, but mastering it is worth it. Why Does It Matter?: Correctly pronouncing names is a nod to heritage and cultural diversity. It's a small gesture that makes a big difference. Challenge: Can you guess the meaning of 'Ömür' with the hint from the image? No cheating with translators! 💡 How might we turn this into an exercise? Here's a possible structured flow for the exercise: 1️⃣ Introduction (2 minutes): - Welcome attendees and explain the purpose of the exercise. - Set a positive and inclusive tone for the activity. 2️⃣ Name Placement (2 minutes): - Provide prepared places (cards, sticky notes, or a digital platform) for everyone to write their names. - Ensure each participant has a clear space to work with. 3️⃣ Analyzing Names (5-10 minutes): - Instruct participants to split their names into sounds (e.g., Ö-mür). - For each sound, they’ll find sample English words that resemble the pronunciation (e.g., 'Ö': (ea)rly). - Encourage participants to use example words as a guide. - Display these on a shared board or screen for reference. 4️⃣ Image Hint (3 minutes): - Participants will provide an image hint related to their name’s meaning. - Ensure everyone can see the images clearly.
Hi, it's a great pleasure to be enrolled in this wonderful community and I would start my journey of participating by raising a brainstorm: what do you think are the three must-have elements for a good and great facilitation? And what are the three nice-to-have factors? This inspiration came from an interesting online session in which I and 3 other facilitators enjoyed ourselves a lot, along with two observers helping us to explore more not only about facilitations but about ourselves as well. One thing unique about this session is that we needed to be facilitators and facilitatees at the same time without given rules and instructions; hence we needed to navigate the 'best way' to co-pilot this session towards the ideal outcome. In case that context intro might have bored you, I would just share my opinions on my questions so as to attract more brilliant ones from you guys and I highly appreciate your comments below. My answers are: Good Facilitation Must-haves: Clear Objectives, Process complete according to plan, Unforgettable Closing Nice-to-haves: Expectation Management, Formative Assessment, Emotional Flow Tracking Great Facilitation Must-haves: Total Experience Design. Aha Moments, Co-created Projects Nice-to-haves: Learning Circles (about the topic, the process and the people), Flexibility (with a certain degree of autonomy given to audience so that they could be the director of some part of the session), and Inspiration Pool (so that the audiences could continue their communication after the workshop, and it is where their learning continues as well)
Hey @Zhuo Zhang 👋 That's a good question, and I believe everyone with experience might find their own unique touchpoints, which I would love to hear. I hope as many people as possible share their thoughts on this. On the other hand, I'm a newbie and don't have anything to add yet, but I asked your question to ChatGPT to get a possible answer. I found its answer insightful, so I wanted to share it here. Some of the points overlap with your initial answers, so I asked ChatGPT to address those as well. Here it is: 💬👉 🤖 I've compiled a list of must-have and nice-to-have qualities, complete with detailed descriptions and overlap hints in relation to Zhuo's initial answers. Here are my insights: 🌟 Must-Haves for Good Facilitation: 🎧 Active Listening: This is crucial for understanding the needs and perspectives of participants. It helps in creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels heard. (relates to understanding participants' needs) 🔄 Adaptability: The ability to adjust to changing dynamics or unexpected situations is key. This ensures that the session remains productive and on track, even when things don't go as planned. (similar to Flexibility in great facilitation) 💬 Effective Communication: Clearly conveying ideas and instructions is essential. It helps in avoiding misunderstandings and ensures that everyone is on the same page. (overlaps with Clear Objectives) 🌈 Nice-to-Haves for Good Facilitation: 💻 Tech Savvy: Especially in today's digital world, being comfortable with technology can enhance the facilitation experience. (enhances modern facilitation) 😄 Humor and Lightness: This can make the atmosphere more relaxed and engaging, helping participants to open up more. (makes sessions engaging) 🌍 Cultural Sensitivity: Understanding and respecting diverse backgrounds can greatly enhance the facilitation process. (important for diverse groups) ⭐ Must-Haves for Great Facilitation: ❤️ Empathy: Understanding and relating to the emotions of participants can create a more meaningful and impactful experience. (similar to Emotional Flow Tracking)
As I’m launching my sustainable fashion brand I’m trying to explain what’s slow fashion and why we need it 🤗 Rooted in conscious consumption and ethical production, this movement is emerging as a beacon of sustainability. In stark contrast to the rapid production of mass-produced clothing, slow fashion takes a considered approach to clothing design, favoring quality over quantity and adopting timeless designs that transcend fleeting trends. Imagine a world where fashion is in harmony with nature, where clothes are meticulously made from sustainable materials, where workers are treated with dignity, and where the environment is preserved. Slow fashion embodies this vision, empowering conscious consumers to make a positive impact on the planet. A Journey into Ethical Production Embarking on a slow fashion journey means discovering a world of ethical production practices. From growing organic cotton to using eco-friendly dyes, slow fashion prioritizes sustainability at every stage of the supply chain. The artisans at the heart of slow fashion are valued for their expertise and know-how, and their skills are passed down from generation to generation. Quality over quantity Avoiding the disposable nature of fast fashion, slow fashion prioritizes quality and longevity. Clothes are meticulously crafted from the finest materials and designed to stand the test of time and trends. The result is a wardrobe of timeless pieces that avoid short-lived trends. Conscious Consumption Slow Fashion advocates conscious consumption, encouraging everyone to make informed decisions about their purchases. It's about understanding the true cost of clothes, considering their impact on the environment, and valuing the work that goes into making them. A collective movement for a sustainable future Slow Fashion is a collective movement, a community of individuals united by a shared vision of a sustainable fashion industry. It's about being conscious consumers, supporting ethical brands and appreciating the true value of clothing.
@Salah Bouchma In a world where everyone is focused on maximizing profits, your vision for 'Slow Fashion' is a beautifully romantic and inspiring dream. I believe it's achievable, although it may take time. I truly admire your vision and am convinced that your efforts will make a significant impact. Wishing you success, perhaps even sooner than you (or we) might expect.
Hi everyone! We want to learn from people who do their own marketing. Are you a solo professional? A freelancer? Maybe you're a consultant? Perhaps you are a solo entrepreneur, or a startup team member? If you do your own marketing, we want to hear what you have to say. We’re doing a quick survey, as part of a new customer experience project. This short questionnaire takes less than 10 minutes of your time. Here’s the link to the survey. I hope you’re interested in helping us learn more about you. Feel free to leave a comment here or send me a DM, if you have any questions. Thanks!! 👍🏻✨
Hey everyone, here’s the call recording from this Tuesday’s session with Jonathan. Big topics for this week: - Is Design Thinking still relevant? - What is the right delivery after running a workshop - How to run a Strategy Workshop Enjoy the session!
Hopefully, this will inspire others to keep working to gain clients. I sent a contract to a client for 3 sessions, starting next Tuesday, November 21! This is, now, my third contract with churches and I am looking to expand into other businesses and organizations. I am grateful for this community where I continue to learn about the art and practice of meeting facilitation, growing my business, and expanding my network. I am happy to share my meeting plan and schedule with anyone who may find it helpful. The three sessions will help the church to: 1. Clarify Mission, Vision, and Values 2. Understand Staff Roles and Responsibilities 3. Implement a "Sending" Culture
That's a really good tip @Bret Koontz, thank you. I've recently come across a book named 'Show Your Work!' by Austin Kleon. I haven't read it yet but watched a video that mentioned it. I believe showing up in person and showing your work through the internet globally have some common grounds. I was postponing my website recently for some perfectionism reasons but I'm getting closer to the point where I'm ready to cut to the chase. We'll see. Thanks again 🙌
Hey Workshoppers, I usually don't cross-post anything from our Workshopper Inner Circle community but this video I made for the group today kinda exploded and created a lot of really interesting conversations. So I said fuck it, let's pop it in here too :) P.S. Applications are still closed right now for joining our Inner Circle community, if they open again any time soon we'll post about it here 👍🏻 **************************************************here's the post*********************************** Hey all! I spend a lot of time coaching or being coached. I spend a lot of time around hyper-successful entrepreneurs and consultants, but also people who are stuck (and stay like that forever). I have some thoughts about what keeps people stuck and what makes people successful. I decided to make a little video about something I think is going to hold a LOT of you back from achieving success. It's a bit of an experiment so lemme know if it's interesting! https://www.loom.com/share/b03e24ebdf8449d3bb700abd7fa35cdc?sid=cc23381e-4203-4a6c-8057-631e886c3670 Cheers, Jonathan
Hey @Blaise Dusi 👋 Here are my recommendations: 1️⃣ Two truths and a lie. 2️⃣ Professional storytelling; sharing key career moments. 3️⃣ Industry trends discussion for insightful chats. 4️⃣ Skills exchange to learn unique talents. 5️⃣ Vision and goals sharing for some inspiration. Personal favorite of mine is definitely two truths and a lie 😊 Also you might consider looking following resources: - 6 Of The Best Icebreakers For Your Next Workshop Or Meeting - Search in the comunity: Icebreaker Good luck 🙌
Hi guys I hope all of you are fine ☺️ I took some holidays and made a digital detox for 3 weeks and I’m back stronger 😁 I'm launching a side project : my own clothing brand for which everything will be sustainable and ecological, from design to delivery 👌🏼 What does sustainable clothing mean? Clothes made from textiles grown without pesticides, chemical fertilisers or GMOs and using very little water. The clothes will feature unique artistic designs, will be produced only on demand to avoid as much waste as possible and will be made from 100% recycled organic cotton. Stay tuned, comment and send me a message if you want to know more 😉 also if you have experience in fashion or design I will be happy to have a chat with you 🙏🏻
Hey Community In my job in different larger companies as C-Level Member (Executive) I was always wondering, why there is so much waste on unimportant things. I hardly tried to change - but honestly: all the board members (deciders) did not want to change anything, as the want to have all under control. Same experience I made in Start Up - the more investors get onboarded, the more wast was generated. So: I think, if we achieve to formulate the problem, how we solve the problem and at the end how we contribute to a potential competitive advantage, the more chances will we have to sell facilitation and workshops. What are your thoughts about that?
Had the privilege of sharing my passion for multidisciplinary design with the bright minds of El Alsson School at their annual career fair, Innovative Careers. During my presentation, I delved into the exciting world of design, highlighting its multifaceted nature and the diverse career paths it offers. Later, I joined a panel discussion, where we engaged in a lively exchange of ideas, encouraging students to explore their creative potential and pursue their design aspirations.
Congratulations @Abdelrahman Hussien 👏 Your insights during the panel discussion must have been a great source of inspiration for the students. I'm curious to learn more about the key points of your presentation. If you have a blog post or any materials that you could share, I'd love to dive deeper into the concepts you discussed. Keep up the great work! 🙌