Category Archives: Tips for Trainers

Facilitator Tip: Staying On-Task and On-Time

Facilitator Tip: Staying On-Task and On-Time Have you ever lead a conversation that started out great, then all of a sudden one comment leads the group off-course and off-task for 30 minutes? Generally, most groups have a lot to get accomplished in a short amount of time. With groups of passionate and knowledgeable people, it […]

Facilitator Tip: The Gift of Presence

Facilitator Tip: The Gift of Presence This time of year, I’m particularly aware of the importance of presence. Not presents, but presence. I have been very fortunate to have a supportive family life from the start. Looking back at old pictures, my parents and grandparents were at every function that was important to me. Birthday […]

Three Things that Push Participants Outside Their Comfort Zones

Facilitator Tip: Three Things that Push Participants Outside Their Comfort Zones Pretend you are in one of my teambuilding programs and we are about to start a new activity. As I’m giving the instructions, I make this statement: “OK everyone, in this next game everyone needs 5 playing cards and hold them face down in […]