Failed Gambits - Dealing with failed gambits

(Salim Virani) #1

What do you do when the domain expert (or you, the facilitator) makes a gambit with the participants and it flops? For example, a trick question where someone yells the answer instantly.

  • Maintain your confidence
  • Gt the one who guesses answer to explain to his peers
  • Be open about the point you were making and give credit
  • Go with the flow and not against it, don’t try to make the point according to the book
  • If the room is quiet, wait it out. Sometimes quiet groups just need more time.