Who Should Coach The Next Presentation?

Who Should Coach The Next Presentation?

In a prior post, I talked about setting up a system to determine who should present each month. This same system should be used to determine who should coach each month. The process is simple. The person who presented last month gets to coach this month. Note that this system is intended to be flexible, […]

A Metaphor For Coaching

A Metaphor For Coaching

Coaching is like walking on a city street. The presenter might think that the street they are on now is the core challenge, but your job as their coach is to explore each side street you pass and see if the real core challenge is on another street and not the one you are on […]

Coach’s Post-Coaching Worksheet

Coach's Post-Coaching Worksheet

After a presenter and coach wrap up a coaching session, it’s the responsibility of the coach to fill out the Coach’s Post-Coaching Worksheet. The purpose of this form is to finalize the details of the presentation so everyone is in agreement with what will be brought to the next Forum meeting. Step 1: Answer the […]

The “Do-Nots” of Forum Coaching

The "Do-Nots" of Forum Coaching

As I’ve mentioned previously, coaching for a presentation is part art and part science. The main goal of a Forum coaching session is to help the presenter get crystal clear on the core challenge they are facing and the ideal experience sharing they’d like to hear from the group. Forum coaching is the pre-game to […]

Forum Presentation Coaching Tips

Forum Presentation Coaching Tips

Forum Coach Anthony DiMarco had a great chat with Rod Sinclair about Presentation Coaching for Forums. While you can listen to the full episode here (https://youtu.be/pdaZLYoPT_w), here are my main takeaways worth noting: How one coaches within Forum is totally different than how one would coach outside of Forum. The core belief in Forum is […]

Don’t Lead The Witness

Don't Lead The Witness

When coaching someone for a presentation, the key is to be super curious without an agenda. You don’t want to plant feelings or thoughts in their head. I call this Leading the Witness. Here are two types of Leading The Witness questions: PLANTING FEELINGS – Instead of asking “Does that make you feel sad?” ask “How […]

Moving From Outer to Inner

Moving From Outer to Inner

A great coaching session for a presentation is about getting the person to move from talking about the outer situation of the facts to the inner feelings of self-reflection and struggle. Less about what happened and more about why what happened matters. Getting to the “Inner” will help you to dig into the deeper core […]

10 MORE Questions To Use During Presentation Coaching

Two Main Questions

To follow up on my last post with coaching question (https://tinyurl.com/umkbd3j), here are 10 more questions you can use when coaching someone for a presentation: – Why does solving this situation matter to you? – What changes in (3,6,12 months) if you are able to resolve this situation? – Why haven’t you been able to […]

Coaching Curiosity

Curiosity

In the word question, there is a beautiful word—quest. I love that word.- Elie Wiesel When coaching someone for a presentation, keep the word “quest” in mind when asking questions. You are there to be curious, open-minded, and non-judgmental. Let the conversation lead you to the two core answers needed from a coaching session: What’s […]

10 Questions To Use During Presentation Coaching

10 Questions To Use During Presentation Coaching

Successful coaching comes from asking the right questions at the right time. Over the years, after coaching 100s of people for their presentations, I’ve built up a list of questions that I often use to keep the conversation going and dig deeper. Here are 10 of those questions, and I’ll share more over time. Tell […]