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18/11/17 14:00 Filed in:
IAF... At ProMeet we are big supporters of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). IAF is a global association of over 1500 competency certified professional facilitators. It aims to promote the power of facilitation and drive up professional standards. It's a wonderful community and we have learnt a huge amount though becoming certified , attending conferences , and participating in MeetUps . A new development. IAF has been developing a 'Pro-Path', essentially adding two new tiers of membership, a 'mentored' level for people new to the profession and a 'senior or master' level for facilitators who already have attained "Certified™ Professional Facilitator or CPF" status. It will all roll out next year, but to get the headlines of this 'pro-path' you can watch this short video. VIDEO Over at our other blog on Serious.Global we have published a new post on listening . First we introduce an idea that there are five levels of listening we use day-to-day and especially in meetings. Next we explain how LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® uses three modes of communication that results in higher levels of listening. Finally, for facilitators familiar with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, we share how to help people listen and understand even more fully.
27/03/17 08:59 Filed in:
Slido... There are many audience interaction tools and technologies out there, but the one I think is the best (after having used a few) is Slido . Let me share my 10 reasons why you should check out Slido next time you want to engage your audience. 1. Slido helps create participatory meetings . 2. Participants report they enjoy using Slido . EVERY time I use Slido at least one participant comes to tell me afterwards how much they enjoyed interacting. 3. Slido Polls are a great way to quickly understand the headline opinions in the room. 4. Slido gathers useful data . 5. Slido questions allow participants to ask questions when they arise (not just in the Q&A) and allow participants to ask difficult questions anonymously. 6. As a facilitator - Slido is easy to set up before an event and use live during an event . No support needed. 7. As a participant the interface and UX is simple and easy to use . 8. As a nerd, Slido is uses a light weight browser , (not an app), pulls little data which means wi-fi/3G/4G networks are not hammered. 9. The team at Slido have worked hard and continue to do so to constantly improve the product . 10. Above all else the Slido team are a pleasure to do business with, values driven people who believe audiences should have a voice and events should be participative. For transparency I have not been made an ambassador for Slido but honestly if I were, I'd willingly take that role. Find out more at Slido .
Here is the preface from the book published by ProMeet, "Serious Work:
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