Guard against selective perception.
As their session leader, remember that everything heard in a meeting or workshop is interpreted and filtered differently by participants. They will hear or see differently based on their individual biases, or colored lenses. To illustrate the point, the vastly different pictures below are all from the same area in space using different lenses including radio, infrared, visible light, x-ray, gamma ray, and others.
Or, consider the following where we discover the horizontal lines below are truly parallel and not askew. Some will claim that “no way” are the lines parallel, when in fact they are perfectly parallel.
Additionally, look at the people in the picture below and understand that they are the exact same height, although appearances deceive. Be on guard always against biases that disrupt consensus building, and embrace the effective presentation tips discussed elsewhere.
Finally, MG RUSH professional facilitation curriculum focuses on providing methodology. Each student thoroughly practices methodology and tools before class concludes. Additionally, some call this immersion. However, we call it the road to building impactful facilitation skills.
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In conclusion, we dare you to embrace the will, wisdom, and activities that amplify a facilitative leader.
- 15 Critical Guidelines that Are Followed by Highly Effective Facilitators (mgrush.com/blog)
- The Primary Skills of Highly Effective, Professional Facilitators (mgrush.com/blog)
- Three Simple yet Precise Questions that Improve Group Clarity and Consensus Building (mgrush.com/blog)
- Effective Facilitators Remember to Control and Remove All Distractions (mgrush.com/blog)
- Four Suggestions to Overcome Selective Perception in New Product Development (malcodesignanddelivergroup.wordpress.com)