Here’s an invitation to lean into a recent conversation I had with Douglas Ferguson, host of the Control the Room podcast, in which we discussed the essence of play as being a masterful art.
If you’re interested in the development of temporary communities to foster trust, the deliberate/strategic approach of connecting before content, and the ongoing virtual facilitation challenge towards engagement – this will be time well spent.
Click the link below to listen to this fascinating interview.
Here’s a brief glimpse of the transcript in which I reference my transformation during a youth leadership camp…
“… I made a career of using interactive group games & activities probably based on the fact that there was one particular youth leadership camp I went on that extended over 4 days that – like night & day or chalk & cheese – just transformed me. Again, I didn’t know this at the time, but I look back & understand the facilitation of those group games is what caused the transformation. For me, it harks back to that. Now, with over 30 years experience in the field & having run many summer camps around the world, all of those give me the body of work I rely on today…”
Noted Conversation Highlights
To make it easy, here are a few added highlights in the conversation with timestamps:
[01:00] Mark’s Career Breakthrough in Games
[05:04] Creating the Temporary Community
[10:51] The Intentional, Unofficial Start Trick
[13:27] Connect Before Content
[17:56] The Facilitation Virtual Challenge
[28:50] Are They Ready to Play?
[35:46] FUNN & Mark’s Final Thoughts – and FREE offers.
With thanks to Douglas for inviting me to share his platform for a short while.
I hope you take away some useful ideas from this episode.