We often think a one-way presentation during meetings is the best way to share ideas. But presentations are really meant to inform or persuade an audience. If you’re looking to develop, build upon, and get consensus on an idea, you need to facilitate a conversation. This isn’t easy to do. You have to encourage people to share thoughts freely and honestly, which means you’re juggling multiple viewpoints, managing conflicts, and making sure everyone’s voice is heard. One way to make the process engaging (and easier for you) is to use sticky notes and flip charts to get people to brainstorm and build on each other’s ideas. This makes participation more dynamic and collaborative. Team members can capture ideas quickly on sticky notes, post them to a chart on the wall, and rearrange them. Then the entire group can see all the ideas as they’re taking shape and help organize them.
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