We’re not there to do a song and dance on a show and pull a rabbit out of a hat. So in terms of controlling that conversation and techniques.
What are your go-to facilitation techniques to help our listeners be better at being okay with not giving advice and controlling the conversation with questions?
Douglas Davis (Summarised)
It takes a lot of screwing things up.
It takes a lot of being present in the moment and understanding through reflection that, I wasn’t ready for that conversation. No. What, I didn’t know what I was talking about. And again, this may come through failure. I know that I’m going to still go out of fear earlier, but I personally teach through failure.
I learned through failure and through not doing it right. And really thinking about, well,
What went wrong?
What part of that was me?
What part of the might’ve been processed?
I think. You know, hindsight is always 2020. And even still, you may not necessarily know what to do. You may figure out what, what you did wrong or where things went wrong and not necessarily know what it was.
But I think, for me, the answer to that question is really experience.
It’s been experience and failure through failures.
I realized, and I guess I always go back to being in high school and, and I don’t know about you, but I was a mediocre student and I put zero effort in because I was bored. And so I could be the class clown and sort of disrupt the class and talk to people over here, their teachers, like, what did I just say?
And so therefore, I think it’s just always important to make sure that’s why in the book I talk about not just offering the red, green, and blue solution about offering scenarios where Ramos rainbow, and you know, something, you know, what red or three different things that you can sort of think about relative to the basis of competition that, that brand isn’t.
And from there, allowing your client to make the decision, but making sure that you’re walking into the room with well-reasoned analysis and the honest truth that until you don’t really know.