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Facilitation Skills for Engaging Your Audience

Length
1.5-2 days


Overview
The use of participative skills and techniques are critical to success, especially in today’s world of technology-based presentations. Lengthy slide shows and a one-way information flow often leave audiences bored, passive and disengaged. We know that people learn and remember more by “doing” than by “being told”, but how do we engage them, encourage them to participate and deal with the challenging situations that might arise?

This course will teach you – through facilitation, individual work, group activities and practice time – powerful techniques for getting and keeping the attention and participation of your audiences. You’ll quickly be able to apply these skills in presentations, trainings and meetings of all kinds.

Key Topics

  • Facilitating versus presenting
  • Options for leading meetings
  • Audience engagement and facilitation skills self-assessment
  • Build an interactive climate
  • Establish value in the first five minutes
  • Use transitions and summaries
  • White-boarding techniques
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Build involvement
  • Advanced questioning strategies
  • Plan and construct specific questions
  • Demonstrate listening behaviors
  • Common listening mistakes
  • Respond to participant challenges
  • Presentation techniques
  • Conclude the meeting


Reviews

Instructor modeled all of the techniques discussed. He made the session very engaging and enjoyable.– SAP Systems, Briefing Ambassador

All of the psychological and interaction tips were very useful. The role play/practice session was great. – Synaptics, Project Manager


This course is available only by special request in this geography. Please give us a call today at 1-408-441-8881 or send us an email using the contact form on this site.

This course is available only by special request in this geography. Please give us a call today at 1-408-441-8881 or send us an email using the contact form on this site.

This course is available only by special request in this geography. Please give us a call today at 1-408-441-8881 or send us an email using the contact form on this site.