Tip #163: Creating a Sense of Community

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  1. It really helps to be there early to meet as many people as possible. This tends to lessen anxiety on all sides and creates a nice rapport between the trainer and the participants. Besides introducing yourself and asking the person’s name, ask also what they do and why they have come to the training. You will then have some familiar faces in the audience and may be able to refer to individuals by name.
  2. It is always a good device to ask common ground questions: “How many of youÉ?” in order to help people feel they have something in common. Make sure that you keep asking topic-relevant questions until everyone has been able to raise their hands.
  3. Avoid making assumptions
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