There are many instances in business and corporate life where it is necessary to instigate a two way dialogue between a small or large group of employees.

It may be a business seminar, annual general meeting or a planning meeting, whatever the occasion the ability to get meaningful communications going is often difficult.

Staff often feels intimidated speaking their mind at such occasions, People often try to monopolize the floor or stray off track.

Enter the facilitator!

A professional facilitator can draw out meaningful information, control disruptive participants and ensure that the group focuses on the topic.

Their unbiased stature encourages debate, stimulates audience participation and can often provide a valuable insight into the groups’ motivations.

Planning a function that requires a facilitator?

Facilitators provide:

  • Interaction with the group (obtain feedback from the audience)
  • Focus on the topic (the ability to stay on track)
  • Control of disruptive participants (ensure everyone gets the opportunity to speak)
  • Unbiased mediation (objective group leadership)
  • Probing questions  (ask the hard questions that others may avoid)
  • Impartial observations (pose hypothetical situations to generate debate)
  • Unemotional involvement (present a non threatening channel enhancing valuable feedback)
  • Summary (provide a realistic summary of the session to determine future courses of action)

Facilitation is an interactive skill which can transform business meetings, information presentations, strategic planning sessions, etc. Almost any group activity which requires a two way communication between the audience and the organizer will benefit from utilizing a trained facilitator.

“Your excellent facilitation skills were instrumental in the success of the (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Outlook Report) community events. With your ability to make community members feel comfortable contributing to the high standard of information we received from this process.
Thank you for your assistance in these (eleven) events and we look forward to working with you in the future.”
Karen Vohland
Director of Communication and Education
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Make sure your next event delivers the required outcomes by using a facilitator. Contact Storkeys’ Team and discover the difference a facilitator can make to your event.

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