Episode 18

Common Fears Around Leading Discussion-Based Programmes (and How to Deal with Them)

Published on: 2nd September, 2021

Leading tours and educational programmes that are based on discussion, inquiry and interaction can be a scary business. Both for you and for your participants.

And if you’re about to take your first steps, it might seem really daunting. However, do remember that any concerns you have are perfectly normal and you’re not alone (we’ve all been there and had to start somewhere).

Take it one step at a time and with time, practice and guidance, it will get easier (I promise!).

In this podcast episode, I’m going to summarise the most common fears and concerns about leading discussion-based programmes that I’ve heard over the last 20 years, along with suggestions for ways to overcome them.


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