ERIS WEAVER

Facilitator & Group Process Consultant

Tag Archives: Relationship-building

How you phrase the question influences the answer(s) you receive. We all know this intuitively. Our senses go on alert when we hear that question that seems to contain within it a judgement about what the right answer might be. Then there are the poll-takers, with questions and multiple choice answers that point to a […]

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How Not to Say the Wrong Thing by Susan Silk and Barry Goldman is easily the most brilliant thing I’ve read all year. I will summarize it briefly but you owe it to yourself to go read the whole thing. Basically, when someone is in a sucky situation – their dog died,  they have cancer, […]

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This morning I am inspired by a poem by my dear friend David Christopher, author of The Holy Universe. Mind your stories. Mind your stories; question them often. Nourish those that serve. Change those that do not. Far easier said than done, yes? For many of our darker stories have cut grooves in the primordial […]

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My CalSAE colleague Shelly Alcorn writes a great blog called Association Subculture. She recently posted a great “back of the napkin” story sketch about  association membership. So I decided I needed to draw mine! (Click on the thumbnail to see a bigger image.) When I went to library school in the 90s I joined a […]

Human beings are hard-wired to read faces – our babies figure it out way before they can talk or walk. While there are facilitators out there who help groups in virtual meetings, I am not one of them. I find it hard to connect with people when our interaction is mediated by a screen – […]

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As a facilitator, I am always pushing my clients to put announcements and reports into a memo and reserve their F2F meeting time for the things that people in groups do best: generate ideas, make decisions, solve problems, plan strategy. So I am always interested in new methods for ideation and problem-solving. Daniel Pink’s blog […]

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Visual Problem Solving: Network Maps

By: Eris Weaver | Date: January 31, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

>If you follow all the network marketing gurus, you have joined several different kinds of business, service, and networking organizations in order to develop relationships that will lead to more clients. As I finished 2010 and planned for 2011, I made a Network Map to evaluate how effectively my groups have generated new clients over […]

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>Art Every Day Month: Day 28

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 29, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>Spent time with my honey in a local coffee shop yesterday afternoon, where we both had fun drawing our fellow patrons. Never had a drawing date before — it was quite nice!