Episode 114

Help! My group doesn't want to participate...

Published on: 12th October, 2023

Today, I'm responding to a question I get asked a lot: How do you approach groups that are more used to a traditional approach and say they don't want to participate?

How can we work with these expectations while delivering an engaging and educational museum experience?

In this episode, I'm exploring some of the reasons behind resistance to participation and offering some solutions.

From setting clear expectations and creating an inclusive atmosphere to gradual introductions, building trust, and using gentle questions, you'll find lots of ideas here.

Learn how adaptability is the key to fostering participation and why understanding, patience, and responsiveness are crucial in bridging the gap between traditional and interactive museum experiences.

Listen in to find out more! And if you have a question that you'd like me to answer, get in touch!


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