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Facilitation tip 3: Conversation is input

  We learn through conversation and inquiry. When I facilitate a workshop or help others planning and designing their workshop I always go for ‘as much conversation as possible and as little input as necessary’. Making this suggestion I often... Continue Reading →

Make your presentation inspiring by bringing in “moments”

I joined the Geneva Creative Morning Sessions. The theme of this month was “risk”. An interesting topic, even though my facilitation work is happening in a rather safe environment, at least when I compare it to what Ghislain Bardout is... Continue Reading →

The influencing formula behind knowledge products

There was an interesting KM4dev discussion lately on measuring the impact of knowledge products (find the summary by Johannes Schunter). Already in 2014, a KM4dev discussion on “PDFs that nobody reads” triggered my attention. As advisor for networked and shared... Continue Reading →

Presentation? Time is the deal!

There are many ways to organize and deliver inputs. If an input comes in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, time is the deal. The input has to be delivered within the agreed time followed by at least the double... Continue Reading →

Presentation in conversation: 2 – Options without PowerPoint

I recently asked a question to the KM4Dev list: Are there inspiring examples of delivering presentations without using PowerPoint? There are alternative options increasing engagement and interaction between participants. See also the first blog entry on the KM4dev discussion: Presentation in... Continue Reading →

Presentation in conversation: 1 – Options with PowerPoint

I recently asked a question to the KM4Dev list: Are there inspiring examples of delivering presentations without using PowerPoint? The message I received surprised me: Don't blame the tool. Blame the speakers preparing and presenting; and blame the facilitators for... Continue Reading →

Making an input soon? Make it visual, respect the time, and inspire!

That’s the sort of advice I give to potential presenters in workshops and face-to-face meetings I facilitate. First, I always negotiate with the organizers to allow as few inputs in form of PowerPoint presentation as possible. If inputs are on... Continue Reading →

Your coming-out as presenter: Be the presenter and touch your audience’s mind and heart

Let’s drop old PowerPoint habits and make our coming-out as presenters. This blog posts reflects the inspiring book “The naked presenter. Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slides.” from Garr Reynolds. I have struggled a lot with presentations I have... Continue Reading →

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