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There are not too many ways to put a positive spin on the Covid-19 sweeping the world at the moment. It's a bit of a nightmare, no one knows exactly what will happen next and even the best laid contingency plans are probably in for a bit of a...read more
As facilitators there are often lots of conversations about participants being in or out of their comfort zones. Certain ice breakers for example (this is not a post about ice breakers) can leave people feeling distinctly outside their comfort...read more
Well there are a lot of things! But before we can start unravelling a few of the possibilities, it might be good to outline what group communication actually means. Group communication is any kind of discussion, conversation, dialogue, exchange or...read more
There's nothing more frustrating that unclear communication. Communication that is a fruitless, exhausting and repetitive. Where you feel like there is a lot of information circulating but it doesn't make any sense. Or where there is a dearth of it...read more
Working for yourself has a lot of perks - my boss is nice (even if I do say so myself!) and I get to make all the key decisions, work on my own plans and define my own way of doing things. It's quite liberating. But I do miss being a part of a...read more
You have worked hard to build your team, getting the right people for the job. You know which people will pick things up at the drop of a hat, which people will take the strain, which people are slow and steady and which people are the doers, the...read more
Can you be creative, innovative and inspirational, and well structured, logical and organised at the same time? Many people think that the two don't really go together, or worse that they absolutely can't co-exist. The notion that the creative...read more
When people ask what I do and I say "facilitator" I am often met with a look of either curiosity or bafflement or both. This is frequently followed by the question "so what do you facilitate?" (a fairly sensible question) and when I say something...read more
We sort of take it for granted that communicating well is something good and we intrinsically know that we need to communicate to the best of our abilities. Extraordinary communication skills are a spectacularly brilliant thing to have and there's...read more
What is it? This is the communication that isn’t spoken words. It adds meaning and emphasis to our conversations and we use it a surprising amount. Various studies suggest that around 90% of our communication is non-verbal, although actually this...read more
Communication; it’s that hard to define, often slightly intangible yet ubiquitous word that anyone can say they’re good at. We all communicate, how can we not be great at it? Don’t we do it every day, all the time, everywhere we go? We tweet, we...read more
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For today's slice of blog activity I thought I'd share my recent experience of attending a webinar. When I say attending, what I mean of course is dialing in, or more precisely, logging on. In case you are not up to speed with the whole webinar...read more