Posts Tagged "facilitation"

This Is How To Make A Team Brainstorming Session Effective

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

If you want to hold brainstorms that unearth better, more creative ideas, it all starts with the number of people in the room.


That’s my first tip for you: Follow the “pizza rule” for brainstorming. If you’re unfamiliar with the “pizza rule,” it’s the idea that if you have more people in a room than you could feed with a pizza, there are too many people in that room to hold a productive meeting.


The same rule goes for a brainstorming session: If you’ve got a dozen people sitting around a table, expect a really long list of truly mediocre ideas.


So, what else can you do other than bribe a group of two to six people with pizza to unearth good ideas? So glad you asked.

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You can’t always pull creativity out of thin air, but you can design situations that foster creative ideas.

Stop Giving Meaningless Compliments And Do This Instead

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by The Learning Factor

You’ve probably been taught that giving compliments build relationships. In the self-help classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie stressed the importance of “giving sincere and honest appreciation” to others in life and work. He’s not wrong, but the thing is that showing real appreciation is difficult to do.


How many times has someone given you a “compliment” and you just know they’re trying to get something from you? Compliments can easily veer into flattery and feel insincere, leaving the recipient wondering about the giver’s hidden agenda.


Here’s what it takes to avoid all that–it’s easier than you think.

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There’s a difference between a “compliment” and an “acknowledgement,” and it sometimes comes down to a single word.

Six Authentic Ways To Attract Clients Online

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Tired of chasing down your ideal clients and ultimately scaring them away? Good. To be honest, this method isn’t good for business anyway. But I don’t have to convince you of that — poor results will. Thankfully, there is a better way, a more profitable and enjoyable way. The following six methods are ones you can implement immediately to earn clients online without spamming them — no tech expertise required.


1. Host an online workshop.


The days of showing off a certificate or a degree on the wall are over. The best thing you can do to demonstrate you are the right expert to work with is to add value to your target audience. In just 45 minutes, an online workshop affords you an opportunity to educate, entertain and inspire people so that they know why you are (or aren’t) the right fit for them to work with.


If you are not sure what topics to cover, consider the questions you are most frequently asked and/or how your ideal client group’s most common costly mistakes. At the end of the workshop, you can invite them to continue learning with you in your coaching program. 


2. Send value-rich emails.

One of the most common reasons people will give for not working with you is that it’s not the right time. That’s an easy one to solve — simply keep in touch via email and continue adding value, inviting them to future online workshops and sharing testimonials from your current clients.


When the time is right, they will have all the information they need to make a well-informed buying decision about joining your program. This is a great and low-pressure way to increase your positioning, elaborate more on your brand and values and build more trust with them. By the time they do sign on to work with you, they will feel more confident than ever about their investment.

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Leave the link and comment spam to someone else. Utilize these productive approaches to find your future clients online.

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