Facilitator Masterclass Training 6
"The storyteller looks into the eyes of the audience and together they compose the tale. The storyteller begins to see and re-create, through voice and gesture, a series of mental images; the audience, from the first moment of listening, squints, stares, smiles, leans forward or falls asleep, letting the teller know whether to slow down, speed up, elaborate, or just finish. The experience can be profound, exercising the thinking and touching emotions of both teller and listener.”
— The National Council of Teachers of English
How to Structure Your Presentations
Description: In this masterclass, you will learn how to structure a 1hr, 4hr, full day, or multi-day event combining the key elements of what creates a compelling transformative experience. We’ll walk through the 5 major parts that we recommend you follow for each clear story or topic you plan to facilitate. We’ll dive even deeper into 6 elements to include in your lecture to walk your audience from point A to point B.
The key to getting value from any endeavor resides in your willingness to integrate what you are learning and implement it in your life. All new thought and new ideas are useless unless we act upon them. The same is true in this course.
If your goal is to be the kind of person that catalyzes change for others it will require you to step just outside of what’s known and what’s comfortable to act as you breathe and accept the challenges that lie before you.
“You can’t cross a sea by merely staring into the water.” — Rabindranath Tagore
As you begin to create your content for a group facilitated experience, you’ll need to begin with determining which clear story you plan on presenting and then adding engaging and transformational elements to that clear story. Complete the exercises below to create your content for a group facilitation. If you are using RECODE content to become a RECODE FACILITATOR then much of this work is done for you and it’s a matter of learning and practicing it. You’ll find that information in the RECODE WORKBOOK.
Please note as a professional if you end up using our RECODE content in your non RECODE events please attribute us and this program. Do not replicate our material without attribution.
1) Preparation. You’ll answer the 4 key questions that will set you up to create the outline and content for your event. Use our Recode Workbook to fill in your responses.
2) Opening: Here you’ll develop a counterintuitive opener + share your mission (why this, why me, and why now?). Enter your response in the Recode Workbook.
3) Lecture. In this section you’ll follow along with our 6 part structure for the lecture which will have you talking and engaging your audience throughout. You’ll begin with 1) Nailing the Field and Re-Affirming with the audience your ‘If you just….’ 2) Sharing your credibility and the benefit through storytelling 3) Telling them ‘It’s not your fault’ where you look at the common obstacles and barriers 4) Transform them through the Mindset Shift using things hypothetical scenarios, hero and dunce stories, diagrams, and narrative tags . 5) Get confirmation of the mindset shift with the audience 6) Give them the How To steps which are the actions you want them to take in order to get the benefit
4) Interactive Exercise. Here you’ll develop an interactive exercise: Partnered / Small group exercise, Q&A, Self Reflection / Writing exercise, Closed Eye Processs, Working with someone in front of the room, or engaging the room in a game.
5) Debrief. You’ll fill in a set of debrief questions to engage your audience in after the exercise.
6) Closing. Here you’ll recap highlights/key take aways and will have them take the next call to action.
Reflections exercises are one or more questions that we’d like you to be in deep consideration of for the entire week. These are meant to be shared with your family, friends, and community so that they can offer you a more complete 360 view of yourself, your identity, and your reality.
Everyone has blind spots. These are areas where we are less developed that are outside our view. Getting reflections will point out things that you might not ever know yourself.
In addition, the more you consider these reflection questions the more likely you’ll be able to break through your current level of thinking and use the exercises to leap frog into a new level of consciousness.
Here is this weeks self reflection question.
1) Looking at the structure you learned this week and any events you might have already facilitated, what parts of this structure do you tend to include? What parts of this structure do you tend to exclude?
2) Which parts of this structure feel the easiest for you? Which parts of this structure feel the most difficult?
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