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L.I.F.T Your Meeting

L.I.F.T. Your Meeting Facilitating business meetings and group sessions with difficult group dynamics can be challenging. Often we are tasked with reaching a goal or agreement from various people with different agendas within a short period of time. Getting to … Continue reading

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What Are Your Plans?

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitment of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem The New Frontier of The New Year Although we are in the midst of the holiday season, … Continue reading

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Pass the Health Chops and Gravy, Please…

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”  – William Faulker More Health Chops? As you embark upon the Thanksgiving holiday to spend time with loved … Continue reading

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Are You An Insider?

“When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitement to perserve and build on it.” – Yo-Yo Ma Congratulations to the graduates from the October session of … Continue reading

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What Do You Do After Everyone Goes Home?

“No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”     – George Burns Congratulations to the graduates from the October session of  The Facilitators Studio! Working With Participants After The Workshop Because most people want to create their own destiny, you … Continue reading

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A Nap, A Stretch and You’re Ready! Showtime!

“I always feel I can play a role – just give me the time to do the preparation and I’ll be it.” – Mira Sorvino Tips for Preparing for a Session Like you, the night before the program, your participants … Continue reading

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Focus On Success from Becky Rentzel at McDonald’s

“I have learned how to give the power of the learning to the learners.”       – Becky Rentzel, McDonald’s World Wide Training, Learning & Development and Graduate of The Facilitators Studio What Happens After The Facilitators Studio? We sat down … Continue reading

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Facilitation Aikido

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordan Have you ever wondered why some speakers, … Continue reading

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How’s Your Learning Competence?

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”      – Madonna  Dimensions of Facilitator Certification Have you ever noticed that some young people … 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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