To be a really great meeting facilitator you need to stop giving answers in meetings and instead start asking questions - the right kind of questions.
- Use them to confirm/check information or get a quick answer
- Use them to get personal opinions and more detailed information
Great facilitators and leaders ask a lot of open questions. Even if they already have a lot of the “answer” the right question at the right time will get them 5% more information which can lead to new ideas, new direction, product and service innovation and ultimately profit.