March 9th, 2022
155:Facilitating and Moderating Audio-only Rooms with Leanne Hughes
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We communicate with our words, our bodies, our facial expressions, our posture, our movements, and much more.
So, what happens if a workshop is reduced to voices and nothing else?
Are disagreements more likely? Does the structure change? How can we facilitate collaboration when most of our communicative senses are dulled?
If there’s anyone to answer these complex questions, it’s Leanne Hughes! As the host of the First Time Facilitator podcast, a coach and guide to many facilitators, and a serial experimenter; Leanne knows a lot about exploring new ways to connect and facilitate.
Enjoy this episode as we discuss everything from the technical logistics of audio-only facilitation to the deeper challenges of how we communicate.
Find out about
- What changes and what stays the same when we facilitate audio-only conversations
- Why there are more ‘hidden cultures’ to watch out for in audio-only spaces
- How to double down on the principles of good facilitation and succeed without visual cues
- How the structure of the room changes – and how you need to respond
- What it might mean if participants choose to keep their camera off
- Why avoiding the ‘expertise bubble’ will help you appreciate your skills and progress