In these times of the current pandemic, the world has rushed to embrace online platforms to engage their audiences and deliver content. As a result,…
Frame to Help Your Group Succeed
Or, in other words, preparation makes all the difference.
Appropriately framing an activity – that is, to ‘set the scene,’ or provide a context in which the activity will take place – is one of the most valuable tools I employ to help groups achieve their goals, ie get success. Otherwise, your group may not be ready – in most cases, emotionally under-prepared – for what is about to happen.
People have a natural proclivity to want to know why they are doing what they are doing. Framing goes a long way towards answering these questions, as well as reducing anxiety, providing clarity, and generally coaxing people forward into your program.
Everything you do programmatically provides the context in which the next activity is framed. For example:
Ask yourself, “Have I done everything to prepare my group – emotionally and physically – for this experience?” “Do they know what they are getting into, and why?”
If not, think about what lead-up activities you could use to prepare thy way, or perhaps what introduction/briefing might be necessary to soothe the group into the activity.
Til next time, have FUNN out there…
Source: extract from No Props
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