- Be prepared, have a back up plan on paper (My mother brain will often leave me mid sentence and I forget what I am taking about - mothers will know what I mean)
- House keeping or ground rules to ensure eveyone knows what to do in the session
- Know your subject well
- Try and meet with your co-presentors to discuss the flow of the session, who will do what.
- Log on early (approx. 1hr) to ensure you are connected and have everything ready
- Have a practice a few days before hand to get a grasp on what the screen looks like in 'staff privledges mode' and what you have to do with it. Sarah will need to give you this access.
- Handy to faciliatate with 2 people (1 with lots of knowledge and one without - is always a benefit)
- This exercise increases your listening and multi tasking skills (I need to practice my listeneing skills)
- Have fun!!!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Post mortem of my 1st facilitation online experience
Well as with all new experiences, it wasn't as bad as I thought. My main fear was a technically disaster that I did not know how to fix. Otherwise the preparation, faciliatation and evaluation of the meeting was similar in a lot of ways to face to face facilitation. The things I have taken from this experience are: