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How to facilitate introverts

Key points

  • Introverts want to learn and add value as much as extroverts, they just have a different way of showing it
  • Build a container of psychological safety prior to and during your workshops
  • Include solo exercises and mindful reflection
  • Make yourself available for individual interaction during breaks and activities
  • Give participants the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback and suggestions during and after the workshop

I’M STARTING THIS POST BY YELLING! THAT’S BECAUSE EVERYWHERE YOU TURN IN THIS WORLD, IT'S SETUP TO YELL BACK AT YOU. THE ADS, THE PRODUCTS, THE SERVICES. ALL YELLING FOR YOU TO LOOK AT THEM. BUY THIS! DO THIS! BE THIS NOW!

And this continues in our workplaces. It seems the loudmouths get all the attention and often, the rewards. Or they get eye rolls, but even if they do, they take up an inordinate amount of space and focus.

So what about the quiet ones? Where do they belong? And how the heck do you facilitate them in a workshop? They’re...

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