Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Michael Wilkinson, CEO and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, about his path to the International Association of Facilitators Hall of Fame, what makes a great facilitator, and the six P's of preparing a meeting.
Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson talks to Alison Coward, founder of Bracket, about how to make space for conflict, why there is power in the introduction, and how your team can define who they are as an objective. Listen in to find out how to understand the context of what you're working in, how you can create the environment to do your best work as a team, and why shared empathy across a team is so important.
CTR Podcast: Host Douglas Ferguson speaks with Lynda Baker, founder and president of Meeting Solutions Online, about her relationship with IAF and they take a deep dive into the concepts of facilitation and why you don't need to manage or control every part of a conversation.
Control the Room Podcast: host Douglas Ferguson talks with Karen Holst, LinkedIn Learning expert and co-author of their book Start Within, about how to dive into the book and use it to contribute to your growth journey.
Control the Room Podcast: host Douglas Ferguson talks with Harold Hardaway, co-founder & CEO of Cardigan. They discuss how to utilize quiet during facilitation, how to use ingratiation and equifinality in facilitation, why acknowledgment is so powerful and more.
Control the Room Podcast: host Douglas Ferguson talks with Somn CEO & Founder Ceili Cascarano. They discuss sleep patterns and their effect on cognitive and overall health, how to speed up the decision-making process in meetings, and the necessity of identifying a meeting purpose for optimum productivity.
Control the Room Podcast: host Douglas Ferguson talks with Jake Knapp, the creator of The Design Sprint. They discuss Jake's best-selling books and their relevance to the COVID pandemic, how to remove shame from our dialogue about racial barriers, why Jake hates meetings and more.
Control the Room Podcast: host Douglas Ferguson talks with author, business model generator, and prototype creator John Fitch. They discuss John's new book Time Off, and how the concept of taking time off can be an investment in oneself.
Control the Room Podcast: host Douglas Ferguson talks with Conversation Factory Founder Daniel Stillman. They discuss what it means to be a conversation designer, the importance of having a well-rounded narrative for a productive conversation, impromptu networking, meeting mantras, his new book on innovation, and more.