Overcoming These Six Barriers To Audience Resistance To Participation

Even when you’ve adequately communicated the transition from passive attendee to active participant, some audience members will still resist. You’re challenging their comfort zone of passively sitting in a lecture. You are now asking them to engage on a different level which requires being fully present and doing something. And you’re challenging their past school years. Six Common Attendee Complaints To Participation Here are six common attendee complaints (obstacles*) and suggestions for … [Read more...]

Why Speakers And Attendees Resist Participant-Centered Education

Once you as the conference organizer are convinced that you want to move your education to more learner centric approaches, with a focus on the attendee as participant and learner, you may discover that your speakers do not respond with the same zeal. In reality, speakers and attendees may resist the new approach both passively and openly in front of others. Change can be frightening and it's easier to keep things the way they've always been done. Change requires work and it's often stepping … [Read more...]