The next thing is expanded awareness.
That’s not being being aware of the thing that’s in front of you but filtering in everything in your periphery holding at minimum a 180 degree field of awareness.
So a lot of the time in a training someone will hold a very small percentage of awareness. As I am looking at the camera which is my single point of focus I have two screens of Zoom and I can see movement in my awareness.
Outside of that I have another three screens.
If I am in my 180, I notice the audience when they move and that helps them know I am aware of you and present to you.
On Zoom I am present to the faces I can see. There’s 50 faces at a time and we cycle through them. It’s a little bit different to being in a room.
In my expanded awareness I might see someone writing, someone on the phone, someone fixing their glasses or playing with their hair. I’m aware of what else is happening at the same time.
This is very important from a facilitation point of view because, say, for example, you want the audience to get what you’re talking about, and someone does a little wave. You see it, and can respond, ‘Did you have a question or do you want to share?’ and that enables me to present with every single person in the room.