How to keep people engaged (offline and online)

Published by Jackie Barrie on

I had a lovely chat with David Gouthro from The Consulting Edge (based in Vancouver). As a meeting facilitator, keynote speaker and MC/emcee, he has been deeply involved with experiential learning for 40 years.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • Handling audience participation when you’re delivering content remotely
  • Why be playful
  • Using improv for change and leadership
  • The importance of asking ‘why not’ rather than ‘why’
  • Overcoming initial resistance
  • Getting people moving and meeting each other

During our conversation, David shared a wealth of tools and techniques that you might find useful. Here are just a few:

  • Leadership metaphor cards
  • Icebreaker cards
  • Find the fact / Two truths and a lie (this could be combined with the Snowball Fight from page 30 of my book or done in Zoom breakout rooms)
  • Using playing cards for status games
  • Using cards to form pairs or groups
  • Playing the noseflute

Watch the video

P.S. David kindly wrote the one of the forewords to my book.

1 Comment

David Gouthro · 23 Mar 2020 at 6:13 pm

Brilliant interview, I must say!

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