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ICF or Gallop Clifton Strength Certified trainer please quickly respond to my inbox
ICF or Gallop Clifton Strength Certified trainer please quickly respond to my inbox
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New comment 24d ago
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Not sure I understand the question. Do you want to be one or are you asking about other peoples accreditations? I have a team of coaches working with me and some are ICF accredited and some Gallup Strengths accredited….and some are both. Both have their own merits but depends on the outcome you’re after….
Nervous Speaker
Hello Everyone I am a new Facilitator and want to learn to be better at what I do, mainly public speaking. I think I have good ideas but am too nervous to share them. what are some good ideas that helped you get over that kind of stuff? I can't wait to unlock those videos to see what more I can learn.
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Hi @Rob Matthews From my own experience: I find if I speak about something I’m passionate about that helps. I can tell a group of people about the last holiday I took, why I enjoyed it, the smells, the sights, the sounds etc and never once did I need to take notes and I did not need slides to tell the story…. …so I try and take this ethos into my ‘presentations’. If I can tell a story from the heart then that cures 50% of my nerves. I get myself to the point that I imagine my laptop breaks and I have no slides. Then I know I’m comfortable with my messages. Present from the heart not the head. Practice definitely makes perfect and the longer the gap in-between workshops the more nervous I used to get. After a workshop I would record a voice note talking to myself about how well it went and how proud I was of myself etc. This would always capture my true feelings in the moment and helped to play back and listen too before the next one. The other thing I did a long time ago was talk to my GP. She Rx me some Betablockers (I’m also a nervous flyer) and these were incredibly helpful before a big presentation to steady my nerves. I no longer use them but they got me through my nervous phase. *Disclaimer* I am not condoning the use of medication and everyone’s experience is their own. Please speak to your Dr don’t go off my experience. I hope you steady your nerves and find your balance. Facilitation is great fun and you can pose your ideas as questions to the group. That way whilst they are answering and sharing your ideas you can balance yourself and guide/pick out the answers that compliment your ideas Go be you 👍🏽
After-Workshop Documentation
Hey all! I'm facilitating a handful of workshops soon that will lay important groundwork for future collaborative work between organizations. It's going to be important that they have a record of ideas, decisions, and next steps. Besides taking photos of the whiteboards & sticky notes at various points in the workshop, how do you preserve & document the outcomes? Does anyone send an outcomes report or narrative? I'd love to know what you're doing after the workshop. TIA
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New comment 27d ago
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Hi @Larah Ritchie I use an app like GeniuScan to capture all the written flip charts etc as well as take ‘highlight’ notes myself from the day. Key observations, group learnings etc As most of my workshops are a blend of PowerPoint slides (theory for topic) along with exercises etc I will put together a ‘greatest hits’ from the most relevant slides from the day along with the pictures I take and slot them in where pertinent to the slides, so what they get is a sequential summary of the day from me. I will often offer a follow up virtual meeting with the delegates 6 weeks later to see how they have applied their learnings. By doing this, and stating up front this is happening, they are encouraged to capture personal reflections through the day, as we will come back and discuss them as group 6 weeks later.
Using 'How Might We' - a game changer!
Little success story from today, I wanted to share. I had a meeting booked today with a few people from a team who were experiencing some challenges. Previously it would have just been a chat, and I would have taken notes.. and then probably designed another session to work out what they could do.. BUT I decided to change it up.. in that 'meeting' I changed it to a workshop, I explained I wanted them to identify their challenges and then we reframed them as 'How Might We' questions.. which then led to some great discussion and excellent ideas for possible solutions. This all happened in 30 minutes!! This is definitely the way to go from now on!
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New comment Mar 7
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Love it @Craig Dutton Talk about ‘coaching the room’. Going with the flow and switching it up on your feet is no easy task. Sounds awesome 🙏🏽
What's your post initial call process - Sales deck? Quote? Jump into it?
As someone who is now all-in on being an independent facilitator I don't really know where to actually spend most of my time. I've built my social profile and started producing content and a following, built a website that outlines my workshop services and ways to contact, written my blog posts and articles to build authority... this has taken time away from the sales side of things and even the actual workshopping! What do I focus on once I get initial calls? - Do you have a sale deck / info handy to take the prospect through it during a call? - Do You send it over along with the final quote? - Do you even bother with a sales deck or any material after the call and just get paid and get into it? What do you do and what do you find works? I just feel like I spend so much time prepping, I don't even know if I have a chance to perform the work!
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New comment Mar 9
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1. Power Point slides outlining the programme/workshop. Details to show how it meets their needs, top line learning outcomes and content etc 2. If it’s a new proposal where it’s learning topics I haven’t done before, I create from scratch. If it’s a topic I have done for another client I insert into this proposal but refine to make it pertinent for this client 3. Meet with client to consult - Get proposal over within 72 hours - Wait - Follow up one week later if heard nothing - follow up meeting if needed to discuss proposal - either win or lose - if win build programme and deliver at a mutually convenient date From start to finish could be a week then delivery after that. I’ve had proposals sit with clients for 6 months and I’ve had some say yes on the very first pitch
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@Ari Rahmati you’re welcome dude
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Sam Donaldson
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@sam-donaldson-1963
L&D Consultancy | Instructional Design | People & Team Transformation | Executive Coaching | Talent and Leadership Development

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Joined Feb 17, 2023
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