Chapter 4. Preparing for Personalities

Image

I’m kind of a big deal around here...

— Ron Burgundy

One of the great wonders of the human race is that every person is unique. This wonder can wreak havoc for you as a facilitator, no matter your skill level. Past dealings with a variety of people help you prepare for certain types of personalities and behavior traits. However, it’s still a crapshoot when you sit down and start the conversation about how participants will actually react during a session.

When gathering a diverse group of participants, keep this old saying in mind: “It takes all kinds to make the world go around.” Likewise, it takes all kinds ...

Get Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.