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Summary

As the workforce ages and younger trainers and managers emerge, facilitation skills take on a new importance and, with the increased use of social networks, new facilitation skills are needed. Written by two facilitation gurus, this book shows how to make any learning environment come alive. It outlines proven guidelines any trainer can use to unify groups, inspire creativity, and get audiences, teams, and colleagues to speak up, talk back, participate, and engage in meetings.
©2013 Cyndi Maxey and Kevin E. O’Connor (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great for newbies, not much new for others

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The title, it is not fearless, it is just facilitation.

What will your next listen be?

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Did A. Savalas do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

N/a

Do you think Fearless Facilitation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, it should be extended or amended to include more for experienced facilitators, what else is there, what more can be done to stretch facilitation.

Any additional comments?

This is okay, nothing amazing, if you are new to facilitation, you'll find it great, for those who are more experienced trainers or facilitators will find little new here.

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Practical and Easy to follow

What did you like most about Fearless Facilitation?

It was interesting to listen to. The book flowed well and it was easy to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fearless Facilitation?

The message about trusting the audience and using their desire for engagement.

What about A. Savalas’s performance did you like?

A good pace and easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. The content requires breaks in listening to for reflection.

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  • Brad Gillespie
  • 02-08-15

Excellent!

As a speaker and trainer for the last 18 year I can highly recommend this audiobook. It brings useful, practical, and actionable ideas.

Things like having three clear points to get across, and specific deeper levels of preparation are shown in context of real world facilitations.

Get it!

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  • i. Ski
  • 29-05-13

Helpful book -- VERY well read by Ariana Savalas

If you have spent time with inept meeting conveners, this would be a great "secret" gift. Ariana Savalas does a great job of narrating, and I can only hope that she narrates more exciting content (although this is certainly helpful content). I am a university professor, and I think this book will have wide application to teaching/learning situations. Our students often refer to "Death by Powerpoint" and this is a great antidote to that.

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  • Norma Carrillo
  • 16-10-16

Great read for those in the business of building the capacity of people

I like the strategies and approaches presented to help facilitators become more effective when presenting before a crowd of people. A great presentation is that one that places the needs and desires of the participants at the forefront of their agenda.

I highly recommend this text to leaders and facilitators everywhere.

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  • YOUSEF H ABUGOSH
  • 22-02-16

Love it... Absolutely love it!

Thanks so much for such a great, filled with value book! Great content which I put to use successfully and brilliantly. The information in this book reveals exactly what NOT to do (a life saver in its own right) as well as gives very nice and practical insights of tools and techniques that truly every facilitator needs. My God, finally a book that made me feel I had to pay more money for it.... (hey hey hey.... Just kidding about paying more money... 👍😍).

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  • Laurie
  • 07-07-13

Awesome book

What did you love best about Fearless Facilitation?

Audio books on facilitation are hard to find. I loved the audio book so much that I will now buy the kindle version if available to keep as a reference on my digital library. Recommended for in charge of meetings.

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  • kristi
  • 20-08-18

If you facilitate- buy this!

I have been to facilitation training and try to read as much as I can about this subject so I can constantly learn and improve. This was one of the best books I have listened to on the subject on facilitation. The reader was wonderful and I got a great deal of new ideas to try. Really enjoyed.

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  • Vernon Stinebaker
  • 31-03-18

Some good ideas, but too verbose

There are useful techniques and advice presented, Unfortunately much of the material is presented repetitively throughout the chapter and throughout the book. The authors could’ve been well served to follow their own advice, encouraging the reader to greater participation in reflection instead of redundant writing.

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  • Adrian Castaneda
  • 03-03-18

I had trouble with the narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Fearless Facilitation to be better than the print version?

This is a book that is great to have in your library but I would do better in print with this book. I had a hard time listening to the narrator as there points in the speaking where it would get pitchy and was starting to hurt my ears. I ended up lowering the volume and reducing the treble as much as possible. I hadn't had this problem with any others. I'm not even sure if it was the person but more of the recording itself. I tried on other devices with similar results.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Information is very helpful and could read this book for a while. Not necessarily listen to.