Facilitation

ENGAGE: The New Rules For Online Meetings

If you’re a facilitator, trainer or group coach, how can you best engage participants remotely, so that you have really creative online meetings and other live events? By applying your in-person best practices! A great online facilitator uses what we know works in person – and figures out how to apply that online. I’ve pulled …

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How To Help Adversaries Upgrade Their Conversation

If you have two adversarial positions in a conversation, how can you take it to a higher level? That’s a great question from Terry Roof on my recent blog post. My top tip would be for you to stay curious. Isn’t that interesting? Two people taking exactly the opposite views of the same situation… what …

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Getting Them To Get It With One Weird Trick

You’ve got important stuff to say. But how can you get people to listen, and to “get it”? What needs to happen for them to pay attention, understand, and take appropriate action? Whether you’re communicating with executives, with customers, with colleagues or with others people, you need to to be heard above the constant buzz …

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The Cost Of Clarity, The Value Of Vagueness

At first glance, clarity seems like motherhood and apple pie: universally useful, with no downsides. It’s often a great selling point for Clean Language. “Clean Language can help you get things crystal clear. Want to know what someone really means by something they said? Simply use the 2 Lazy Jedi questions respectfully to help them …

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Emotions, Body-Budgets And Clean Language – For Happier, Healthier Coaches?

Could coaching and facilitating using Clean Language make you happier and healthier? It’s quite possible, I think! I’m currently reading How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett and I’m making some connections about how human minds work, and how that relates to coaching, to facilitation, and to Clean Language. Many thanks to James Tripp …

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