While the primary tool for a group facilitator is his/her own, integral presence expressed through gestures, tone of voice and gaze, other technologies exist that can make our work more efficient and effective.
Here are seven tools that we have used successfully.
World Clock http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ to find out the local time for participants in different parts of the world.
Doodle http://www.doodle.com/ to offer a range of options for the date and time for a meeting and find out the participants’ availability for each – without generating an avalanche of emails.
Time timer http://www.timetimer.com/store/category/1/timers
Timer for iPhone and iPad https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/timer-by-timeanddate.com/id478835051?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Lucid Meetings. http://www.lucidmeetings.com/ Interface available in several languages.