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Sande did a great job of this from moment one. She was welcoming, warm, and reminded us about the "rules" we established as a group during her general housekeeping at the beginning. Great presence with the group.
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.
Tied in information from all the previous skills which was excellent.
The recognition of the participants when they provided thoughts, comments, stories, experiences, or feedback was well done. Individual recognition is important to help all participants feel like they are contributing members of the group. using "Thank You".
Try to facilitate more rather than lecture or be instructive; we want folks to come to their own conclusions about the material. Ask questions of the participants to help draw out their thoughts and impressions.
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.