Who’s Got Your Back When Running Events?

by | Nov 10, 2019 | Business Growth

Stellar Speaker Roy Sheppard

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This month we want to bring to your attention the topic of Emcees and Facilitators.

Who’s Got Your Back When Running Events?

The definition of facilitate is “to make easy” or “ease a process.” What a facilitator does is plan, guide and manage a group event to ensure that the group’s objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved.

To facilitate an event well, you must:

1) Understand the group’s desired outcome and the background and context of the meeting or event.

2) Design and plan the group process, and select the tools that best help the group progress towards that outcome.

3) Guide and control the group process to ensure that:
There is effective participation.
Participants achieve a mutual understanding.
Their contributions are considered and included in the ideas, solutions or decisions that emerge.
Participants take shared responsibility for the outcome.

4) Ensure that outcomes, actions, and questions are properly recorded and actioned, and appropriately dealt with afterward.

So, let’s fast-forward to your upcoming event… who is taking the role of the facilitator and have all the above requirements been considered?

Roy Sheppard is a world-renowned conference facilitator. He thinks quickly on his feet, He does not need ‘hand-holding’ like so many expensive celebrities. He makes sure he is fully briefed by understanding the issues, challenges and mindset of his audiences and gives total and absolute attention to what is going on. He responds quickly and appropriately to on-stage dramas. He gained this depth of experience during nearly a decade working as a ‘live’ network BBC radio and TV presenter and reporter.

Visit Roy’s profile to learn more and book him to ensure your next event not only runs smoothly but delivers your desired outcome. Meet Roy in the short video below.



“The Facilitating Expert”

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Specialist MC and conference facilitation sets the right tone for an event, as well as making it personal and relevant.

In this issue, Conference MC and facilitator, Roy Sheppard explains the role – including what happens when things go wrong…

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