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Articles Tagged ‘Facilitation Skills’

Can a Room Kill You? Yes!

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How to Ensure Your Physical Space Works For You, Not Against You Have you ever felt that something’s just not working right, no matter how well you know your material, how confident you came in, or how much you practiced? Have you ever felt, throughout your presentation, that something keeps pushing…
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How to Blow Your Credibility From the “Get-Go”

When you are speaking in front of a group, do you really want to blow your relationship with the audience immediately? These two common presentation behaviors will help to ensure that you do! Myth #1: You should start a presentation by thanking your audience or your hosts Picture it: You’ve prepared carefully and are about…
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How Do You Know They Know? Designing in-Class Assessment

How serious are you about your students actually learning? Most of us would say, “VERY serious!” Yet many trainers and instructional designers actually have no idea what, and even if, participants have learned by the end of a session. Because trainers operate in organizations and businesses, we typically don’t issue grades. Even in preparing participants…
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3 Tips to Tame Unruly Meetings, Part Two

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com The Prickly Role of Meeting Guidelines

RULES? Who Needs RULES? Part One

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com The prickly role of Meeting Guidelines

The “Tuned-in” Facilitator:” When and How to Intervene

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Picture this: You’re running a regular, non-eventful meeting when… Scenario One: Suddenly, as if some invisible button has been pushed, unexpected emotion erupts from the group. Or…Scenario Two: You suddenly sense a strong feeling of resistance from the group. No one says anything about it, but you can’t shake your own…
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What Is a Trainer? What Is a Facilitator?

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com A thoughtful look at important differences that impact YOUR practice. Recently, I’ve noticed that some corporations call their trainers “facilitators.” I can only assume this is meant to be shorthand for “facilitator of learning.” However, is “facilitator” really an appropriate term when the “facilitator” exclusively lectures and uses Power Point? Are…
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