18 Apr Workshops facilitation tip – why you should pre-blob your Blu Tack
Get your blobs ready!
If I’m facilitating a workshop and using traditional flipchart sheets, you’ll often find some blobs of Blu Tack stuck along the edge of the flip chart easel. They didn’t get there themselves. A tip I picked up at workshop facilitation school (an imaginary place), is to pre-blob your Blu Tack! Keep a few dots ready so when you rip a sheet off the easel, you can quickly stick it on the wall and carry on capturing.
In spite of the name, flip chart, you should never actually flip the sheet over. If you flip, the content becomes invisible and the visual thread is lost. It’s no longer a workshop, just a meeting. Stick the sheet on the wall to build up a continuous picture.
Even better, use Magic Whiteboard – we’ll come back to that later.