Planning Your Session

The Impact of the Size of Your Team on Session Design

By Michael Barrett | August 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

 In this video, you’ll learn the most important considerations of team size on your facilitated session design.

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How to Set Up Your Virtual Breakout Sessions

By Michael Barrett | June 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this second of three videos extracted from a recent 50+ person workshop of the Southeast Association of Facilitators, you’ll learn a best practice for setting the stage for your breakout sessions.

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One That Went Well: Best Practices for Mixed/Virtual Meetings

By Michael Barrett | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

 In this video you’ll learn how you can apply six best practices of a Certified Master FacilitatorTM for your next mixed/virtual workshop 

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Flip Chart Best Practices

By Michael Barrett | February 2, 2020 | 2 Comments

In this video, you’ll learn four best practices for using flip charts in your workshops and the value they will bring to you AND your participants.

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Participant Briefing Books: the Whats, Hows and Whys

By Michael Barrett | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Learn everything you need to know about Participant Briefing Books: What they are, How to Create them, and Why you should use them.

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How to prepare participants for your virtual workshops

By Michael Barrett | September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five tips to ensure that your participants are as prepared as you are for your next virtual workshop.

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What to pack for your next facilitated workshop

By Michael Barrett | August 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

What supplies do you need for your next facilitated session? In this video, you’ll see what a Certified Master Facilitator TM packs for virtually every engagement.

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How to Design Virtual Workshops

By Michael Barrett | June 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Saturday, June 08, 2019 – by Michael Barrett

Virtual workshops are MUCH more complex than face-to-face events. In this video, you’ll learn five best practices for designing virtual sessions from a certified master facilitator.

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How to get Better Results with Fewer Meetings

By Michael Barrett | May 5, 2019 | 1 Comment

Sunday, May 05, 2019 – by Michael Barrett

In this video, you’ll learn from a Certified Master Facilitator five practical, tactical ways to reduce the number of meetings you have while making each one much more productive. 

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Tension and Release: Another key to great workshop design

By Michael Barrett | March 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this video, you’ll learn how to apply a jazz musician’s trick to the workshops you design and facilitate.

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The importance of divergence and convergence in your workshops

By Michael Barrett | February 28, 2019 | 4 Comments

Regardless of the topic, learn why these two elements should be part of ANY workshop you facilitate.

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How to Build A Workshop Agenda

By Michael Barrett | January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ever wondered how to build a great workshop agenda? In this video, learn how to think like a golfer in designing your workshops.

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What to do When Life Gets in the Way of Your Workshop Plan

By Michael Barrett | March 2, 2018 | 14 Comments

Learn the three simple questions you should ask whenever your participants suggest a radical change to our workshop agenda.

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How to Use Breakouts in Your Facilitated Sessions

By Michael Barrett | November 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Learn how to plan and manage this powerful engagement strategy in your workshops.

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How to Time a Workshop

By Michael Barrett | October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Learn four specific considerations for planning the timing of your workshop.

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Workshop Engagement Strategies

By Michael Barrett | August 27, 2017 | 10 Comments

In this video, you’ll learn about what engagement strategies are, why they are so important and how you can incorporate them into your workshops.

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How to Prep for Your Next Workshop

By Michael Barrett | July 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

Without proper planning, it’s almost impossible to have an effective and impactful workshop. Learn about three of the most important planning considerations in this video.

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Decision Rights

By Michael Barrett | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is your team providing input or making decisions? Find out why this question is so important and how you can confidently answer it.      

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