By Linda Norris, Museum Maverick for the Western NY Session
Presenters as Activators
As a presenter, there are always those first few moments when you’re puzzling out a room full of participants: will they want to try activities? What will they find in common? Are they lively or will they stand there with their arms crossed?
My two big lessons as a presenter are:
- Start as you mean to continue. Don’t begin with a lecture if you want them to be lively discussants.
- Participants only give back the energy the presenter puts in the room. Bring it and they will too.