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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position
Posted by: Michael Carroll
Date/Time: 22/07/2003 12:24:30


Here are some ideas for you to consider

You wrote "The reason I asked my question is the tough part for me to do such a skill (editing) Michael in front of an audience is to remain focused at the same as I am presenting without getting lost in my clients feelings or questions.."

1. If you have a group of people that is a about 25 in numbers, consider a framing session before the presentation. As part of the frame, have each person gives a short presentation where they explain their experience and outcomes in relation to what you are teaching. As each person speaks paraphrase back, to get agreement, and use meta model questions to specify any ambiguities and to help learners specify their evidence procedure for their (the learners) outcome. The questioning will get you actively involved, and help you bring content to your mind as you speak. As you are asking the questions you are establishing your presence within the group. Write the common themes on the board.
(If you can take a brief second position with each person as well, it would help)

With each person spending a minute on their intro, the 25 minutes would be good investment. Alternatively you could send each person a short e mail questionnaire that will take just a few minutes for each person to complete and would provide you with the information you requite to design a session

2. When you have assessed the experience and objective of the group, go to a clean third position and ask what does he over there (Robin) have to do to provide an excellent presentation to satisfy the main objectives of the individuals in the group and his own objectives for the presentation.  You can do this on your feet, or maybe while you ask the group to write up their outcome or some other short written exercise or they could have a mini discussion in small groups relating to their individual experiences of the themes you have written on the board.

Throughout the presentation regularly take third position and give Robin feedback for adjustment.

3. I suggest, when you present, do so in peripheral vision. Your attention is then on the group as a whole, although you can give individual eye contact from this perspective. In peripheral you see so much more, and internal dialogue is reduced or non existent. In my opinion peripheral vision is the door way to the high performance state for presenting. Here's how you do it. Focus your eyes in spot on high up on the back wall of the room near where the wall meets the ceiling. Slowly expand your vision so see the 2 corners of the back wall, but maintaining your focus on the spot. Next, expand your vision so you see the 2 slide walls, the back wall and are still focussed on the spot. Get sense that you are aware of what is happening all around you and behind you. Lower your eyes so you can have normal eyes contact. If this feels to spacey focus on your tactile experience i.e. feet on floor to ground you.
I suggest you do this in an empty room until it becomes anchored to presenting. Your breathing, physiology, state and performance will naturally adjust when you do this enough times.

Then enjoy your presentations, remember the best asset you bring to the presentation is your own unique style. 

The above is based on my experience of working with groups


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Modelling and First Position25/11/2002 21:24:17Lewis Walker
     Re:Modelling and First Position26/11/2002 01:33:35Michael Carroll
          Re:Re:Modelling and First Position26/11/2002 21:51:36Lewis Walker
               Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position27/11/2002 00:59:21Michael Carroll
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position27/11/2002 14:53:55Lewis Walker
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position27/11/2002 15:30:42John Grinder
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position27/11/2002 20:38:36Lewis Walker
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position29/11/2002 17:12:43John Grinder
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position28/11/2002 11:11:52Robert
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position28/11/2002 14:26:58Lewis Walker
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position28/11/2002 20:04:33Michael Carroll
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position07/12/2002 00:06:37Robert
                                   ReeRe:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position17/12/2002 10:21:23Edward Somalone
                                        Re:ReeRe:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position19/12/2002 01:10:28Michael Carroll
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position20/07/2003 06:55:05Jeff Weakley
          Re:Re:Modelling and First Position02/07/2003 22:18:18Robin
               Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position21/07/2003 20:37:09Michael Carroll
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position21/07/2003 23:21:42Robin
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position22/07/2003 12:24:30Michael Carroll
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position24/07/2003 01:07:14Robin
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position26/07/2003 15:56:23Robin
     Re:Modelling and First Position21/07/2003 18:44:22John Schertzer
          Re:Re:Modelling and First Position22/07/2003 00:27:37Sean
               Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position22/07/2003 13:55:01John Schertzer
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position24/07/2003 01:17:04Sean
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position24/07/2003 01:50:13Michael Carroll
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position24/07/2003 01:50:15Michael Carroll
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position24/07/2003 14:03:29John Schertzer
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Modelling and First Position25/07/2003 02:45:49Sean

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