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Make them M-O-O-O-V-E

"Can you move a bit",..... "a little bit".  
With much reluctance and irritation did I move. All of 7 or 8 years, travelling in a BEST Bus in Mumbai, half-ticket (half price), I was mad that some Uncle or Aunt would move me so that they could park themselves along with their kid (3 in a 2-seats). And how I hated this m-o-o-o-v-e!

Surprising, my methodology, of training & facilitation, since the time I started 21 years back,  is all about movement ... and one of the often repeated instructions that I give is "Let's m-o-o-o-v-e". Ha! Ha!

So what makes me ask learners to move?

It's all about energy. Sitting for long periods of time which usually happens in ILD (Instructional Led Delivery) also known a Classroom Training can be very taxing. Especially when it comes to Adults... they just can't sit and listen for a long period of time. So what should an Engaging Facilitator / Trainer / Lecturer do? 

Make the class m-o-o-o-v-e. Easier said than done…

Making Silent participants SPEAK out!

One of the challenges I have faced in my training & facilitation career is how to make timid participants speak! There are few who are ready to voice and at times dominate; there are many who 'get in the groove' with churning questions, however there are those who just keep "mum" even with the best of my efforts.

One way I still got many to participate, is by flip-charting answers to questions and then probing further and deeper. The learning was high and interaction was great too.

However deep in my heart, I knew that there were the miniscule few who had not been heard. Slowly I learnt to leave them to themselves (come on!, possibly I couldn't really make everyone contribute). And that became a mindset.

And then I discovered process facilitation. Not that I was not facilitating whilst training however the truth was that it was still loaded with content and at the back of my mind I had many agreed (With client) learning deliverable to cover.

Process facilitation …