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Leanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator blog reveals all of her group facilitation, training and workshop tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you step out in front of a group.Discover how you can tweak elements of your facilitation style, or incorporate new techniques to engage your audience and leave with lasting impact (and 5-star feedback). Icebreakers, leadership, group interaction, preparation, games, conflict, props, flip-charts, delivery, voice, body language, confidence, discussions and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to deliver and connect with your audience, every single time.

First Time Facilitator Leanne Hughes

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Leanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator blog reveals all of her group facilitation, training and workshop tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve the next time you step out in front of a group.Discover how you can tweak elements of your facilitation style, or incorporate new techniques to engage your audience and leave with lasting impact (and 5-star feedback). Icebreakers, leadership, group interaction, preparation, games, conflict, props, flip-charts, delivery, voice, body language, confidence, discussions and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to deliver and connect with your audience, every single time.

    FTF Bonus: If your in-house mentoring program is failing, maybe you need to try this instead.

    FTF Bonus: If your in-house mentoring program is failing, maybe you need to try this instead.

    Hey First Time Facilitators! I'm dropping a quick episode on this feed as I think some of you may relate to this: You’ve launched a mentoring program in your business. Congrats! Through the first few months of check-ins, you discover that your pairings are meeting together. 

    Then, after three months, you notice the enthusiasm has waned a little. Meetings become less frequent. Business priorities take over.
    If you’re in this situation, don’t be alarmed. It’s what I prescribe as Mentor Fade. It’s completely normal.
    So, what can you do instead? In this sharp, 10 min episode, I share a cool approach to creating more friendtor relationships in your business (thanks to Jenny Blake for sharing that awesome word on her Pivot podcast).

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    For suggestions, collaborations and queries, email me hello@leannehughes.com. 
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    • 10 min
    Hawaii Solopreneur Trip Reflections with Leanne Hughes

    Hawaii Solopreneur Trip Reflections with Leanne Hughes

    Aloha! I've just returned from a week in Kauai with my fellow Alan Weiss Growth Cycle group. What better way to reflect on what we discussed and learnt over there, than by a quick, solo episode. Oh, of course I also reflect on Kauai as a travel destination (spoiler alert: it's awesome).
     
     Here are some things I shared in the episode:
    My bi-weekly Two by Tuesday newsletterThe Calf-Path by Sam FossInstagram post with my Top 10 Kauai tipsJump on the waitlist for the only live Booked Out Facilitator program this yearConnect with Leanne Hughes on all the platforms:
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    For suggestions, collaborations and queries, email me hello@leannehughes.com. Support this podcast by subscribing and leaving a review, it would mean a lot!
     Thanks for being here. See you next week.
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    • 23 min
    Bonus: What tool should you use to ramp up the engagement in your virtual meeting? (Two by Tuesday)

    Bonus: What tool should you use to ramp up the engagement in your virtual meeting? (Two by Tuesday)

    I created this episode for my new podcast but thought I'd share it on this feed today because it's definitely a facilitator-focused question!

    Watch my video walk-through of this episode.

    In today's Two by Tuesday I answer a question I get a lot: What virtual tool could I use to ramp up the engagement in my virtual event?
    Firstly - purpose we know is the most critical element. That aside, what else is important to consider?
    In this episode I think two key considerations are your group size and accessibility requirements. 
    What I find is often: The simpler, the better/ Don't go too crazy. Don't think you need to ham up your workshops with all these tech tools, just because you want to impress people, it really has to connect to that purpose. 
     What your favorite tech tool is for your virtual events?
    Two by Tuesday is a weekly segment on Leanne Hughes' Work and Live Large Podcast.
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    • 13 min
    Matthew Stewart shares how you can add a page to your book of life

    Matthew Stewart shares how you can add a page to your book of life

    You know how you have those friends from a while ago, and you mainly stay in contact with them by occasionally seeing what they're up to on social media? 

    I've been friends with today's guest since 2008, and when I glance at his socials, I'm pretty amazed to see him taking groups mountain biking around Nepal, on the Kokoda track in Papua New Guinea, and running marathons in NYC.
    At an early age, Matt had some profound experiences that taught him how powerful they are at bringing perspective and clarity to life. Wanting to help businesses and individuals dream big and have their own experiences, Matt become uniquely qualified as a Physiotherapist and Chiropractor.

    He is the CEO of The Custodian Way which owns a group of companies that all share one common mission which is: " To create a global movement and deliver 30 Million Impact Moments every year by the year 2030".

    The Custodian Way owns these brands:
    PEAK Sport And Spine CentreEmploy Health Aust and NZExperience Not Felt PossibleMatt also sits on the Board of the 4ASDKids Charity.

    In this conversation, you'll hear how Matt:
    Casts away constraint to dream bigCreates non-traditional ways of working (including pragmatic, overhauled approaches for recruitment and remuneration)Lives his values through daily decisionsAcknowledges the power of language to dismiss social constructs  Conversation moments
    04:20: What does Work and Live Large mean to Matt06:00 What’s an Experience Not Felt Possible?10:51: Story examples of busting out of limiting beliefs16:38 Decision-making frameworks in Matt’s businesses23:24 A new way of thinking about your recruitment process33:10 Values, recognition and performance management42:44: The use of language in business (and the stigma attached to it)49:18 Rapid RoundConnect with Matt Stewart
    Matt’s adventures onlineMatt on InstagramMatt on LinkedInRapid Round Recommendations:
    📘 Books: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, Neurodharma by Rick Hanson and Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin🔨 Tool: Brave Browser🎵 Song: Happiest Man Alive by Machel Montano🗨️ Quote: “If it is to be, it's up to me “
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    • 57 min
    Announcement - Leanne's New Podcast: Work and Live Large

    Announcement - Leanne's New Podcast: Work and Live Large

    It's finally here!

    You can find out all about my new show (and my recent trip to Las Vegas) on my new podcast which is called: Leanne Hughes' Work and Live Large.

    Please help out! Hit subscribe, share it on socials, send me feedback on what you think.

    I'd love to hear from you!

    Leanne

    ps. You can search for the show in your favourite podcast apps, or simply visit Leanne Hughes' Work and Live Large
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    Content curation is key, be intentional! Charles Hsuan interviews Leanne Hughes (Episode 206)

    Content curation is key, be intentional! Charles Hsuan interviews Leanne Hughes (Episode 206)

    I'm flying to Las Vegas tomorrow! I booked my flights a few days ago. Why? Life is too short and YOLO. The reason I'm sharing that with you, is because it's a theme that strongly underpins this #friendsoffirsttimefacilitator conversation with Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite.

    Charles chats to Leanne about her childhood. She relays how her natural penchant for planning awesome birthday parties as a kid blossomed into a fully-fledged business. Leanne also shares how her mixed upbringing taught her the value of time. She translates this to what she offers her clients in respect to having an intentional plan and design to make workshops 'pop'.
    As an avid reader, Leanne appreciates good content. More so, she believes that good content should be packaged in a way that is meaningful.
    Leanne also shares her journey from a corporate employee to an entrepreneur. She is a firm believer in dreaming big, embracing serendipitous moments, and taking chances.
    This episode is full of book references, sprinkled with mention of Leanne’s sporting background. So, tune in to learn more about the Three C’s and the importance of focussing on results rather than methodology. And along with all the informative tidbits, you'll be treated to Leanne’s zest for life.
    About your host: Charles Hsuan
    Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite is a StorySelling Coach for business owners & sales professionals, he works with growing businesses with a strong culture of learning.
    Charles believes customers buy with emotion and justify with fact. He also believes that every business owner and sales professional can benefit from a simple and practical framework (Micro-Scripts) that can teach them the skills of using storytelling as a sales tool.
    Before starting Flying Kite in October 2018, Charles won multiple Sales Performer of The Year Awards as the digital advertising manager of Entrepreneur Magazine SA. It was during this period that he discovered and mastered storytelling as a powerful technique to exceed sales targets.
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

listener275 ,

Practical Tips!

I really enjoy Leanne’s energy and demeanor. She has interesting guests and offers lots of practical tips for leading in-person and virtual workshops.

Andy Storch ,

Such a great resource for facilitators

This is such a great resource for facilitators. I have personally been facilitating programs for clietns around the world for the last nine years and I know I still have so much to learn and love finding resources like this and listening to Leanne's guests. Thanks for a great podcast!

Andy Storch
Host of the Talent Development Hot Seat and The Talent Development Think Tank

MsAusten ,

Great resource!

This has been super helpful- I’m learning a lot and putting it in action.

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