How to be a Pro at Facilitation on Your First Meeting

Adriana Girdler

Preparing to facilitate a meeting, but don’t know what you’re doing? Use these tips to stop stressing! I’ve been a meeting facilitator for years, and …

Preparing to facilitate a meeting, but don’t know what you’re doing? Use these tips to stop stressing!

I’ve been a meeting facilitator for years, and even I get nervous from time to time. I can only imagine how nervous you must be feeling! In fact, I can remember being new to facilitation myself and how scared I was before each meeting. It’s a lot of pressure, isn’t it?!

What I’ve learned is that, like many things, practice makes perfect when it comes to facilitation. But like starting any new habit, the sooner you start following the right steps, the sooner you’ll become a master.

So, what exactly are the right steps when it comes to facilitation? That’s what I’m going to break down for you today. In just a few short minutes, I’ll give you all the tips and techniques you need to become a star facilitator. By the end of this meeting facilitation tips video, you’ll be feeling a lot less nervous and a lot more prepared.

We’ll cover:

  • How to ensure your meeting FLOWS smoothly
  • How to ensure participants show up PREPARED
  • A simple way to set CLEAR expectations and keep everyone on track
  • How to be a CONFIDENT facilitator, even if you feel lost!
  • The one thing you NEED to give your participants
  • The biggest meeting NO-NO!
  • How to WRAP UP your meeting

Plus, I even have a free gift for you after the video that will make one of those steps a LOT easier. I know how much work preparation can be, so let me take a little off your plate!

Well, what are you waiting for? I want to help you CRUSH your first meeting (in a good way, of course!) See you at the video!

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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