Heading to Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow after been surrounded by flood waters for a couple of days, and without power for part of that time. Two weekends ahead of running a masters course in Creativity for Solvay, public workshop on Creativity, promoting World Creativity Day/Week next April, and discussions with a university about a 4-month engagement, which might include teaching facilitation skills. I have a busy 10 days coming up.
@David Newman that sounds super interesting what you are doing. I'd love to hear, see more of your work. If you have sth coming up online, where I could join, I'd love to... Good luck for all your adventures 🤞🏼
I just participated in a demo of this relatively new tool for online meetings. It is especially designed for Workshop facilitation and has several tools integrated. You can - for example - prepare your entire workshop within butter, including the preparation of breakout rooms and assign tasks to every room. They have templates like "AJ&Smart's favorite icebreakers" and many more... Check it out: https://www.butter.us
Are you a facilitator looking to expand your professional network and connect with like-minded experts? Look no further! We're thrilled to invite you to our highly anticipated Virtual Networking Event for Facilitators, and the best part? It's completely FREE to attend! 🗓️ Date: Thursday 6th July ⏰ Time: - 5 PM CEST || 11 AM ET 💵 Admission: - FREE 🌐 Location: Online (Join from anywhere in the world!) - REGISTER This exclusive event is designed to bring facilitators from various backgrounds and industries together in a virtual space, where you can exchange ideas, gain insights, and forge valuable connections that can elevate your facilitation skills to new heights. Here's what you can expect: 1️⃣ Engaging Networking Opportunities: Connect with facilitators from around the globe through interactive breakout sessions, group discussions, and one-on-one video chats. Build meaningful relationships and collaborate with professionals who share your passion for facilitation. 2️⃣ Inspiring Keynote Presentation: Gain invaluable knowledge from experts who have mastered their craft. 3️⃣ Resourceful Breakout Topics: Your voice matters, and we want to ensure that our Virtual Networking Event for Facilitators covers the topics that truly resonate with you. That's why we're giving you the opportunity to shape the agenda by sharing the topics you would like to see discussed during the event. Simply leave your suggestions in the comments below! Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to expand your professional network and elevate your facilitation career. Reserve your spot now for our Virtual Networking Event for Facilitators, and remember, it's absolutely FREE 🚀 🔗 Register here: REGISTER
just wanted to let you know. I signed up for the workshopper master and I am so excited. Yes, it does feel like the first day of skool 😅 and I am so looking forward to whatever will develope out of it 💃🎉
Hey hey! Want to see behind the scenes of a masssssive sales and marketing training in Florida? The whole AJ&Smart marketing and sales team went 2 weeks ago and it was mindblowing. The conference/training itself is called "Funnel Hacking Live" We all got VERY sick afterward but it was an amazing experience. This is a pretty experimental vlog type... quite long, kinda like a home movie, we honestly don't know if people will like the style, but I hope it's useful or fun to some of you! Cheers, J
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 Workshoppers, Ever wondered how decisions get made or how the day-to-day of working at AJ&Smart looks like? Well, we've started a weekly(ish) vlog on our channel to show you exactly that! If you're curious about the week-to-week things that happen at an agency like ours take a look! Hope you like it :)
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?
Hey Facilitators! 👋 We’ve got something super exciting lined up for you! We’re hosting a live Q&A session this Wednesday, July 19th @7pm CEST with the fantastic Angela Parker, who is an EXTREMELY successful executive coach and workshop facilitator. Meet Angela: After 15 years in the fitness industry, Angela sold her business and moved into coaching. But, although she loved what she did, she was struggling to reach her lofty financial goals. She tripled her business within three months of completing the Workshopper Master Program (AJ&Smarts higher-tiered program) by incorporating Facilitation into her practice Now, she’s carved out a highly lucrative niche for herself in the facilitation industry. So how did she do it? Angela is going to share her roller-coaster journey with us, and trust us, it’s a story you don’t want to miss! In this live Q&A, you'll also get the inside scoop on what our Workshopper Master program is really like, and how it enabled Angela to grow her business. 👉 So, here’s the plan: 📅 When? Wednesday, July 19th at 7pm CEST. 🗺️ Where? LIVE on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7016895859297/WN_zsRsBxJCQ4yGwb64nKTTVw This is a golden opportunity to glean insights, ask questions, and see how you can chart a similar course. Will I see you there?
Hello! I've just recently discovered AJ&Smart and am considering to dive deeper into facilitation. I am a (mostly) Berlin based coach. Working online right now in the Health coaching field with a team that is focused on people who suffer from eczemia (Neurodermitis). My goal is to facilitate workshops on order to help spread a more healthy and happy way of approaching life into organisations and workplaces. My be even in my former work environment - the film and tv business. I spent almost 3 decades on film/tv locations and it has been rather a stressful and unhealthy experience. I'd love to help change that. I am happy to be here now, to learn from you all and to expand my skills 😊
@Adam Egger no struggle so far - thanks for asking! I am in the learning phase right now. Working on Modul 2 right now. Thanks for the idea with the local communities - that sounds way more relaxed than corporate 😅
I am trying to create a free short workshop that can help me sell a bigger workshop or more workshops to many clients. Have anyone used such an approach. If yes would you do the first one for free and use as a lead generation tool for future ones?
🚀 Hello sweet F-people! ❤️ I am so glad this club emerged. My name is Göran (go-run for English natives), and I got skilled in graphic design & copywriting, communication science, Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Relationship dynamics and DJing. Long time I was looking at what it is and realised facilitation amalgamates everything above into one excellent harbour. 🌍 I love connecting people, topics and goals, and my favourites are large group formats, which I ran for conference kick-offs, Design Thinking (and related topics), and Team Building and I even have a format called The Orgasm Workshop (ask me everything;)) for festivals and cruises. As an avid traveller I love challenging myself, working in different cultural contexts, and the latest formats I ran in Nairobi. 🎧 DJing for Ecstatic Dance and plant ceremonies taught me tons for the facilitation space, and I am happy to share... https://soundcloud.com/djgoranji 💬 Also, I added upfront of my formats the NARRATIVE ANALYSIS to craft much better and systemically inspired formats which became a game-changer for me. When you love to know what I do there, feel free to reach out. 📗 WHAT I WANT TO LEARN HERE: Everything about facilitative leadership / facilitation as a future leadership skill / community building formats / group dynamics / group psychology / more on group language / more communication feats / become more visiual in space / ... 🤲🏽 WHAT I CAN SHARE WITH YOU: feats and tricks and manifold formats / communication feats / some intercultural experience/knowledge on space and sound and djing / what an orgasm workshop is... ;) Looking forward to a great time shared Göran a.k.a. goranji
@Göran Hielscher sounds interesting! Have you ever heard from embodied intimacy? A beautiful tool to heal inner trauma by relating to others and opening up, allowing to share and go into relationships. I just attended a couple of workshops and am very touched by it's power.
Hey everyone! I hope you're all doing well. I wanted to reach out and ask if any of you have experience facilitating a women's leadership training program or if you have come across any frameworks that could be useful. We're looking to enhance our women's leadership initiatives, and I believe your insights and experiences could provide valuable guidance. This is an informal forum, so feel free to share any thoughts or resources you may have. Thank you in advance for your contributions!
@Musakabantu Unene I find it courageous to lead a women's workshop as a man. To be 100% honest - I wouldn't attend a workshop about "women's leadership" when it is hosted by a man. It has to do with identification, shared experiences and the magic always begins when people are opening up to each other. That might become difficult in front of a man. Just food for thoughts...