The ability to listen and communicate effectively are vital skills, enabling us to motivate and influence people in our personal and professional lives. But all too often, we’re our own biggest roadblock. In “The ART of Facilitation,” Tina Frey Clements teaches you to master the art, (and even science) of facilitation and use it to your advantage. With more than twenty-five years of experience as a professional communicator, she shares tools and techniques to successfully deliver your message to any audience; from the board room to the classroom. She busts fifteen myths about facilitation and reveals game-changing insights about how to approach different learning styles to elevate your performance.
From awareness of your body language and tone to making the most of technology and your environment, Tina takes you step by step through the ART of engaging your audience. You’ll learn the most effective ways to deliver a presentation, a keynote, a course, or even a conversation. Whether you’re an educator, a professional facilitator, or you’re simply looking to sharpen your communications skills, Tina offers a roadmap to excellence and being your authentic self.
Tina’s passion, energy, and pure optimism in life is what drives her unbelievably strong facilitation skills. Her strength in written and verbal communication is balanced with a unique ability to listen to people ... TRULY listen to people. If you as a reader truly listen, Tina will help drive your personal success while helping you be the best version of yourself each and every day.
Tina’s in the business of people. Knowing how to talk, teach, and facilitate on an individual basis with a critical sense of reading people, is her forte. She has the intellectual depth of a well-respected psychologist with the razor sharp business savvy that can go toe-to-toe with any CEO. Tina has the ability to a command a room and create an experience through speaking or through facilitating. Teaching others how to do all of these things is an art and why I hired her to run our facilitation program.
As a Counselor and Facilitator of weekly groups and workshops in the addictions field, I was intrigued by this book (The ART of Facilitation). I can truly say I learned techniques that have really
helped me step up my game. I have also used some of the learnings from the book as ‘life lessons’ that I’ve taught in myHealthy Relationships Group.
For example, I often use the “meeting at the restaurant” exercise on page 72, with each group member reading a different line to illustrate how inflection and tone can change the meaning of what is said. This stresses the importance of effective communication, body language and tone to my clients in a simple and engaging way. This book should be a must read for all public speakers.