You need to moderate a discussion or facilitate an event and you'd like to
brush up on your skills, to get some practical tips and tricks?
An international conference. A panel session or a
break-out workshop during a network meet-up. A public participation gathering.
A project meeting.
At SpeakSmart, we moderate around 50 conferences, panels, workshops,
discussions and meetings of all kinds annually. We've compressed our experience
into this 1-day practical course. The course is designed to first quickly
remind you of the basics and then to bring you up to speed with the latest
developments in the art of moderating.
No lectures. In a small group, using discussion and case studies, we'll
cover how to:
the skills and tools to best fulfil the role of a moderator
yourself and your participants for an engaging discussion
the event and the flow of a discussion
the event and capture the attention of your audience
speakers and topics, break the ice, warm up discussion participants
speakers and events in time and on topic
or steer the discussion
interesting Q&A sessions
and summarize events and discussions
You also get a chance to ask all your relevant questions, since a
substantial part of the course is participant directed. The course works best,
if you have a moderating assignment coming up within the next 6 to 9 months.
Sometimes, participants forget an event as soon as they step outside the
room. Other discussions, however, are remembered and recalled for years,
because people have been truly fascinated. We would like to help you create the
Trainer Margo Looris the most experienced trainer of
thinking, public speaking and argumentation skills in Estonia. Since 1998, he
has conducted trainings of persuasion, discussion and decision-making based on
argumentation for managers and professionals. Margo has moderated numerous debates,
discussions, conferences and online events.