For group facilitators and process consultants, communication is a tool, NOT a goal.
And, to my experience at least, it's a lot more important to plan than the actual delivery of the communication itself.
Many asked me, "How can you put your ideas and convey it to others quickly?"
Not that quick, it turned out. Task switching (aka multi tasking) is what good facilitators do.
When they listen, they think. When they speak, they think. When they write, they also think. Well, not really at the same time. Hence, task switching. Blazing fast. Done repetitively.
Tiring? Yes, like all professions should be. And since facilitators particularly focus on process in group context, these tasks switching is similar to bit mining.
So, think. Think. Think. Plan. Plan. Plan. And the rest is the 20% effort.
Do you need to be eloquent speaker to facilitate? Many say you do. I'd say, being a motivating public speaker can be a dangerous way to get the group engaged.
How so? Let's save that for next post.