Have you ever been in a situation where you faced a tough crowd? Perhaps you asked a question and were met with silence, or an audience member derailed the conversation. It can be challenging to navigate different group dynamics, so what can you do to make sure your message is being heard?
One way to manage what shows up is by refining your facilitation skills. These skills will help any group training, discussion, or activity be a success. Whether it’s opening and closing with impact, introducing guest speakers with purpose, or strategically transitioning between speakers and topics, being an effective facilitator will help manage participation with ease.
Incorporating delivery skills to enhance your presence and credibility can also help establish rapport with your audience and help them see you as a valuable resource. Facing a challenging audience can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be with proper preparation.