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!
Hey everyone, here’s the call recording from Tuesday’s session with @Rebecca Courtney and me. Big topics for this week: - What are the best strategies for following up with clients after a workshop? - Can you be a Facilitator and participant at the same time? - What are the best ways to market your Facilitation? Enjoy the session!
@Kathie Wylde Inside the training, the AJ&Smart sales & marketing team teach everything you need to know to be able to get Facilitation & Workshopping clients, WITHOUT needing a known brand, a large marketing budget, or a highly-complicated marketing funnel. Here’s a brief overview of what we cover inside the training: Day 1: Define your offer - Finding your niche - Identifying your dream customer - Defining your offer - Packaging-up what you offer Day 2: Getting clients - Getting clients without using paid marketing - A “mock” sales call - How to close the deal - And lots more..! It’s an incredible training which you’ll love. It’s included inside Inner Circle Mentorship, which is included in our program Workshopper Master. One of my colleagues will reach out to you with more details on the program soon!
@Kathie Wylde We've found LinkedIn to be a great starting point for educating your network about what you can offer them. Lean into what benefits your facilitation will bring to them! Local innovation networking events are also big winners. Nominating yourself as a speaker is a good starting point as well!
Hey Workshoppers, We just released a full video guide on how to run an OKR workshop, including the Miro template! Thanks to @Johan Holst for the amazing work on this one! I love how It turned out. Cheers, Jonathan and the AJ&Smart Team
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!
Surprised to see a search for StreamDeck showed up with no results on this group. It has been a game changer for me in terms of productivity, but also for hosting online, virtual workshops. If you're on a mac, you can actually program a Do Not Disturb toggle as a button (you can also do this using the Mission Control features on Mac, but I always forget to do this). Here's how to do it: 1. Select Systems Settings in your Apple Menu 2. Scroll down to Keyboard 3. In Keyboard, select "Keyboard Shortcuts" 4. Select "Mission Control" 5. By default, Focus Mode has no assigned keystroke. Double click over "none" and type your desired keystroke 6. Now, simply configure your StreamDeck with the keystroke you previously assigned.7. That's it! Hope this helps someone!
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
@John Drinkwater Thanks for your feedback John! It was great to have you for the session yesterday. I like your suggestion to rapid fire questions. It's a tricky balance to strike between going over the questions too fast and on the other side providing too much detail (I struggle with this!). We'll keep testing out the format and improving on it to make it a great experience for all sides of the spectrum. See you next time!
Hey everyone, and thanks for having me here. I'm excited about this community and how we can share and learn from each other. I'm a firm believer in the “tide lifting all boats”, and I want to thank AJ&Smart for sharing so much of their expertise. It's a true game changer for the industry. A few words about me: I have a background in journalism and political speech writing at top-government level before deciding to focus on human growth and mental health in organizations, as well as on the individual level. I have been doing it in various ways for 15 years now and have experimented a lot. Probably too much, but it's part of who I am to explore the next frontier (it's sooo tempting… not always wise, though…). I believe facilitation is the next-big-thing in human thinking, but I have to admit I didn't see the full scale and impact of it, until I came across AJ&Smart, so I'm here to learn as much as I can.
hi guys, new to this club, I am very excited to have opportunities to learn about product design and communicate with you all talented people. Just want to ask if is there any online activity or career coaching call during 10.1-10.7 so I can attend. 😃
Hello everyone, I have to facilitate a Workshop to develop a vision of a company and based on that to ideate possible products to offer. I am wondering what are your favorite tools or combination of tools to develop a vision and strategy of a company. Gracias!
Great question Laura! Here are two great workshops receipes that can be used to formulate identity that could work well here: 1. Brand Sprint - This is a short 3 hour workshop that goes through the motions of what role you company/brand plays in the ethics of your business. See it here. 2. Strategy Design Sprint - Rather than a full scoped Design Sprint you could look at thsi multiday workshop with more focus on developing a vision board and testing the new direction with your users. See it here.
I just joined the Facilitator Club from Piteå, Northern Sweden. I've worked as a digital business developer at an IT company for the past 5 years running sprints and workshops, IR and remote, of all sorts. I look forward to learning more how other people work and growing my network in the workshopping community :) Event though I have been at this for a couple of years I still can feel really insecure sometimes of how to best go about picking the exercises to get the most out of a group in the best way. But there is no better feeling than when you get the group working, everyone is engaged and they see how much more they can get done in that setting than in a old fashioned meeting 🤩
Hey Members, I’m curious to know if there are any exciting and interesting facilitator jobs remotely specifically in terms of Design Thinking, Design Sprint or anything related to Learning & Development? Looking forward to know more details ! Thanks in advance 😊