If you are a facilitator with years of experience or justgetting started, you will learn what it takes to create and delivera high-powered presentation that is tailor-made to draw in youraudience members and get results every time. Once you set the stageto include and connect with your audience, you will trigger memoryand action like never before.
Fearless Facilitation is filled with easy-to-implementpresentation techniques designed to appeal to all types ofparticipants. You will learn how to break the "fourth wall" (theinvisible wall that separates you from the audience) and engageyour audience through dialogue. In addition, the authors show notonly how to involve participants in the conversation but also whatto do when they grow silent or argumentative.
Throughout the book a personalized "coach" helps you withanswers to common questions, specific scenarios, and past nightmareexperiences. The coach helps to clarify the text, calm any fear,and take the next right step. And, to further illustrate how tobecome a skilled fearless facilitator, the book is peppered withinterviews with masters of the craft of facilitation andengagement.
Praise for Fearless Facilitation
"Maxey and O'Connor inspire readers to engage with audiences ascollaborators. Experienced facilitators will be motivated to takenew risks; beginners will feel prepared to actively engage anaudience."
--Kathleen M. Galvin, Ph.D., Communication StudiesDepartment, Northwestern University
"Fearless Facilitation is a blockbuster resource forengaging even the most challenging audience with confidence andpurpose."
--Judy L. Schueler, Vice President and Chief Human ResourceOfficer, University of Pennsylvania Health System
"Through this book Maxey and O'Connor have actually facilitateda process for you to become a better facilitator. These two notonly know what they're doing, they've put together one of the mostpractical books on the market. Read it and then go facilitatesomething!"
--Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, speaker, humorist and author ofDo It Well. Make It Fun