Author Archives: Steve Davis

About Steve Davis

Steve Davis, M.A., M.S., is a Facilitator's Coach, Infoprenuer, and free-lance human with an eclectic background which includes stints in corporate management, engineering, teaching, spiritual psychology, and wellness. He started FacilitatorU.com in 2002, a virtual university that offers "Just In Time" tools, training, and resources. He helps facilitators, leaders, educators, trainers, coaches and consultants present themselves confidently, access their creativity, empower their under-performing groups, enhance their facilitation skills, and build their business online and offline. He’s been writing and publishing his weekly ezine for group leaders, the Master Facilitator Journal since 2001 read by over 5,000 people in nearly 100 countries.

How Did We Get Here?

In this modern age, we want the answers. And we want them NOW! After all, with answers comes acknowledgement, power and success. This seems self-evident in the business world. It’s also often true in the world of personal and spiritual … Continue reading

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Facilitation Aikido: Part II

Case Study #2: Lemon FaceThe second of the participant obstacles you’ll likely encounter, for which Facilitation Aikido can be helpful, is the other side of a Mr. or Ms. Puckers. Whereas Puckers kisses up, this next participant type is scowling…as … Continue reading

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Facilitation Aikido: Part I

This week’s article, Facilitation Aikido: Part I, is extracted from Barry Shapiro’s book, Casting Call in the Theatre of Corporate America…the role of the extraordinary facilitator. This book serves as a practical guide to assess, measure and develop facilitators to … Continue reading

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Inviting Consensus: How to Maximize Collaboration and Reach Consensus in Under an Hour

This week, leadership development expert Dan McCarthy has consented to allowing me to republish his recent post on consensus decision-making entitled, How to Maximize Collaboration and Reach Consensus in Under an Hour. Dan is the author of the award winning … Continue reading

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Set and Setting

The continue with the holiday theme, I thought I’d send you something to stimulate your thinking around how you approach setting the ambiance for your gatherings. In the 1960’s, Timothy Leary coined the term “set and setting” referring to a … Continue reading

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Assimilation vs. Accumulation: Get full nourishment from everything in your life

Western culture has reached a level of material wealth greater than at any time in history. We include in this material wealth, wealth of information as well. At the pinnacle of our ability to manipulate the environment and produce all … Continue reading

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Life by Powerpoint: Using Pecha Kucha to get to the point quickly

I know from experience that you can generate a lot of slides with a lot of info very quickly using Powerpoint. Most presenters go nuts with this tendency thinking that lots of information will make their presentations more valuable or … Continue reading

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