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Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Are you skilled at creating or finding environments that facilitate your offerings? The right environment can do most of the work for you so this is a skill to hone. Here are a few things to practice:
  • For sure, visit the environment ahead of time. In fact choose two or three and visit them all. Live in each environment for at least 24 hours as though you were a participant in your offering.
  • Ask yourself, am I comfortable? If not, why not? If so, what about this environment adds to your comfort? Consider sounds, scents, temperatures, humidity, scenery, etc.
  • Ask yourself, does this environment fit my theme or is it in conflict with the theme of my outing? For instance, if your theme is about simplifying your life, you might be in conflict offering your outing in a busy city's garden. Cities require strategies to get somewhere within the city. And the large elaborate gardens, while beautiful, are so sophisticated that it takes a professional gardener or two to maintain them. You may be giving a conflicting message. Maybe the beach or a quiet hiking trail would be better for an offering with a simplifying theme.
  • Ask yourself, does this environment inspire me? First and foremost, your chosen environment needs to inspire you. That inspiration flows from you to your participants. If you're not inspired, you'll be checking your watch regularly, looking for the end of your offering.
If can honestly assess your comfort level as well as find an environment that fits your theme and inspires you, you're on your way to becoming a pro at designing environments that support your offering.
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