A skilled facilitator can supercharge a team’s performance by functioning as a process guide in navigating complicated business challenges. Some key facilitator skills are:
- Advanced Preparation to understand the goal, the right people are involved, any issues to be aware of and the time frame working with.
- Ensuring Clear Communication for shared understanding, transparent decision-making, and actionable steps with accountability.
- Using Active Listening for understanding of verbal and non-verbal cues, reading the room, and reflecting back to ensure accurate understanding.
For more facilitator techniques and the opportunity to practice these skills in a mock group, join us online at the next Sound Advice meeting, Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:30pm PST. You will leave the meeting confident to take on a facilitation role in your career, personal interests and Toastmaster events. Reserve your seat here.