This article is by Deborah Grayson Riegel, president of the communication skills training and coaching companies Elevated Training and Engineers Are People Too and author of Oy Vey!
I won’t tell you whether I think Obama won the debate or Romney ruled the night, but I will tell you that I think Jim Lehrer as the moderator was the biggest loser. He failed to keep the participants to the clock, to the topics, and to the facts. But his loss can be our gain if we can learn what not to do in facilitating our own meetings from Lehrer’s passive, tame and ultimately futile moderation tactics.
Here are three ways to blow facilitating your next meeting: