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Episode 062

May 27, 2020

062: How to Find Out the Real Topic of Your Workshop with Britt Andreatta

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    Workshops are arranged for many different reasons, but so often there is something more beneath the surface – a deeper question that needs to be answered or a problem that the client cannot yet articulate.

    Clients are ‘inside’ the problem, so it is understandable that they might not be able to truly define and understand it.

    So, how do we cut through the noise and get to the real purpose of our workshops?

    Britt Andreatta has been asking this question for a long time and has developed a brilliant participant-focused strategy to identify the real topic of workshops that remains true to the client’s needs.

    Find out about

    • What Britt believes are key differences between virtual and physical workshops
    • Britt’s strategy for helping clients define the real purpose of their workshop
    • How designing psychological safety for the group and for the leader differ
    • How Britt ensures the right people are in the room
    • Why asking diagnostic questions at every stage of your workshops will improve them

    Britt is also offering Workshops Work listeners a free chapter of her book, Wired to Grow. Get your free chapter!

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    Questions and Answers

    01:42 How did you get started in facilitation?

    03:49 What are the differences between designing a virtual and a physical workshop?

    07:32 How do you help clients identify the real purpose of their workshop?

    13:37 What are the differences between designing psychological safety for groups and leaders?

    22:21 How do you ensure the right people are in the room?

    24:14 What makes a workshop fail?

    32:46 How would you describe the future of facilitation?

    41:06 What hashtag would you give yourself?

    41:48 What do you wish you had known when you started your career in facilitation?

    45:19 What is the one thing listeners should take away from this?