4 Simple Suggestions for Better Meetings

I’m the president of a non-profit board of trustees and before I took the helm our meetings were primarily show-and-tell sessions:  the director showed and told and we sat passively and listened, contributing ideas when we were asked. That was then.  Fast-forward to now. I remember the moment when, after months spent introducing some SUREFire […]

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10 Tips for Using Visuals

Visuals are critical for any learning event because visual learners need information offered to them in this way. However, “more visuals” do not necessarily mean “more learning.” Here are 10 things to remember:   Visual learners need to see new content. When possible present information visually and with words. All learners need to see and […]

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The Art of Facilitation:  10 Types of Learners

Diversity in any learning environment is a given, and paying attention to the different types of learners you’ll encounter is important.  There are so many varieties of people  and these are just 10 of the common types you’ll encounter when you facilitate (we’ll have more on types of learners early next week, too). 1.  Talkative. This person loves […]

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The Art of Facilitation:  Time Management,  Learning Events,  and Culture

What follows is an excerpt from a longer article:  “Time Management,  Learning Events,  and Culture,”  by Jenny Giezendanner,  Certified Dialogue Education Practitioner.  The article is free and you can download it here to read the rest.     Rubber time in Indonesia,  mañana in Latin America,  the Pünktlichkeit of the Germanic – each characterizes a particular perception […]

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