The Fabulous Facilitator Workshop

How often have you sat through a boring meeting or training session that added no value?  Hopefully none of them were yours!

In order to ensure that you deliver a dynamic and interactive workshop where your participants actually DO something with what they’ve learned, there are some basic and advanced tricks of the trade.

The Fabulous Facilitator Workshop will teach you those tricks and help you be known as one of the BEST facilitators and presenters ever seen, whether you’re conducting a live or virtual team meeting, a training session, or presenting to your peers or management team.  By the end of this session you’ll be able to facilitate a meeting on any topic, anywhere, and be FABULOUS!

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Fabulous Facilitator Workshop, you will be competent in the Planning, Delivery and Follow Up of a presentation.  Specific skills and strategies you will learn and be able to demonstrate include:

  • How to Build/Use a Leader’s Guide using effective highlighting, notes, and selective memorization, while staying on track with the appropriate content in the time allotted
  • Asking Effective Questions (and follow up questions!) to facilitate robust discussions vs. lectures
  • Listening Strategies to ensure understanding, and to diffuse emotion if necessary
  • Handling Objections using the ABC process to ensure the objection is fully understood, and then handled using relevant facts and benefits
  • Handling Incorrect Responses by maintaining self-esteem, and using a technique where the participant self-discovers a better response
  • Engaging Participants through questions and activities
  • Energizer Activities to lift the energy of the room, and/or provide a brain break
  • Handling Questions when you don’t know the answer
  • Reinforcing Responses to build self-esteem and future participation
  • Co-Facilitation Dos and Don’ts
  • Providing Effective Feedback by capturing specific words and phrase that relate to skills being taught, and providing their impact in order to change behavior
  • Platform Skills, such as vocal variety, body language, and avoiding Verbal Graffiti like “Um”
  • What Not to Wear
  • What Not to Eat
  • Incorporating Benefit Statements to “sell” what you’re presenting
  • Checking for Understanding to ensure participants are prepared to use what they’ve learned when they’re back on the job
  • Handling Challenging Participants, such as the quiet person, the over-participator, the disengaged participant, and the derailer
  • Presentation Aid Management, such as how to work with PowerPoint, flip charts, games & activities
  • Follow Up Tips on what to do when the training ends, such as evaluations, addressing the Parking Lot Issues, and self-evaluation


“It was a fabulous week of training and content, delivered in such a nurturing environment.  We all learned so much from you.  Thank you so very much.”


Posted on

April 30, 2015

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