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Facilitation skills are the foundation of every successful design practice, yet training on this core competency has been largely unavailable—until now. Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation is a complete guide to developing the facilitation skills you need to communicate effectively and design fully engaging experiences. Learn to take control as Russ Unger, Brad Nunnally, and Dan Willis show you how to use your skills as a facilitator to deftly extract information from different types of people in various scenarios and address any problems and needs that arise along the way.
With this book, you will learn how to:
Section 1 Facilitation Preparation
Chapter 1 Preparation
Chapter 2 Define the Whys
Chapter 3 Set the Agenda
Chapter 4 Preparing for Personalities
Chapter 5 Managing the Environment
Chapter 6 Practicing
Section 2 Group Facilitation
Chapter 7 Workshops
Chapter 8 Brainstorming
Chapter 9 Focus Groups
Chapter 10 Participatory Design
Section 3 One-on-One Facilitation
Chapter 11 Interviews
Chapter 12 Usability Testing
Chapter 13 Sales Calls
Chapter 14 Mentoring
Section 4 One-on-many Facilitation
Chapter 15 Conference Presentations
Chapter 16 Virtual Seminars
Chapter 17 Lectures
Section 5 Post-Facilitation
Chapter 18 Managing Q&A
Chapter 19 Measuring Success
Chapter 20 Horror Stories