Episode 67

Mindset shift: how to embrace the power of information

Published on: 22nd September, 2022

Many of us are experts in our field - possibly art historians, historians or archaeologists - and want to share that incredible knowledge with the groups we lead in our programmes.

But sometimes having that knowledge can be a burden. It can weigh heavy on us.

Knowing what information to share, when to share it and how to share it is tricky. How much is too much?

And how can you share it in way that engages the group, energises the discussion and inspires new thinking?

In today’s episode I want to shift your mindset about information. I want you to encourage you to think carefully about how you view information and how and when you share it in your programmes.

I'm exploring the 6 main problems with sharing contextual information in museum programmes and providing you with a series of coaching questions to help you work out how you really feel about sharing your knowledge.

I'm introducing you to my What? How? When? framework which allows you focus on knowing what information to share, and how and when to share it.

I'll end by sharing my thoughts about how I genuinely feel about information. Does it help to deepen and enrich experiences in the museum or does it hinder personal discoveries? Find out in today's episode.


Join my mini-course on 4th and 11 October 2022 'How to Share Information to Engage and Delight your Audience'

Episode 12 Best Practices for Sharing Information

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