045 – How to create unpredictable workshop experiences (that predictably work) – with Leanne Hughes
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On episode 045 I speak with Leanne Hughes, my "(nearly) facilitation twin", public speaker, trainer and, fellow podcast host. Leanne travels the world to deliver workshop experiences that help participants to co-create results that exceed expectations.
Questions and Answers
[1:53] How did you get into facilitation and podcasting?
[4:20] Do you recall the moment when you called yourself a facilitator for the first time?
[6:16] If you were a hashtag, what would you be?
[6:32] What does it mean to you to show up?
[9:33] What have you learned from 100 episodes on the First Time Facilitator podcast?
[12:38] What’s your advice to a first time facilitator?
[15:20] What would you consider your own uniqueness as a facilitator?
[17:27] Who did you get feedback from to improve your facilitation skills?
[19:11] What do you mean by “contrast”?
[22:33] Would you design for contrast or use the contrast that exists already in the room?
[23:38] What is your strategy to bring the spark of energy back into the room?
[25:43] How do you prepare for contrast in a workshop that you facilitate abroad?
[29:55] Hierarchy is a big contrast. How would you prepare for a workshop where a large hierarchical difference will be present?
[32:57] How much “training" would you allow a facilitator during a workshop?
[34:57] What’s your silver bullet exercise?
[43:14] What is it that your clients hire you for?
[48:14] What makes a workshop fail?
[50:47] How would you deal with such a situation today?
[52:03] Would you facilitate workshops that were designed by someone else?
[56:24] What would you like the audience to remember?
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