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Judie did an excellent job creating a safe space for the participants with her warmth and genuinely welcoming demeanor. Judie has a natural warmth that is evident from her first smile or word.
Using the power point slides as a guide to the content is important as it helps to keep the facilitator on target. The slides also help participants better understand the concepts and material as they can put words together with pictures in many cases for a better grasp of the material. Don't be afraid to use the slides as a reference point to keep you focused and on point.
Great explanation of the activity and acknowledging that the skits are not everyone's cup of tea and to try to be participatory even if it is outside your comfort zone. That recognition is important.
Judie explained the RW/MD activities and although the group didn't do them the explanation was on point.
Judie did an excellent job recognizing the participation of the folks in the room. Recognizing the contributions is important so that everyone feels like a contributing member of the group. Judie has a natural warmth that also makes people feel comfortable in her presence.
Monitoring time is a skill that will come with time and practice. Every group is different and will take some practice to figure out what information can be shortened or how a session can be modified depending on the "talkative" nature of the participants.
Knowing what is on the slides so you can reference them is important so we don't miss anything in our explanations.
Open ended questions help to keep conversation and dialogue moving forward.