"Depending on the size of your group, and especially when you're conducting a workshop or longer training, you will want to encourage participation from your audience.
There are always some participants who participate more and some who participate less. It's easy for people who are shy to sit back and wait for the more outgoing members to speak up. How do you keep some people from dominating and help others to break out of their shell?
Here are some ideas that have worked for me:
1. Toss a Koosh ball or beach ball into the group
2. Hand out small cards or pieces of paper with words or phrases on them for participants to discuss.
3. Use an anonymous question box. continue reading details at
"The wise learn from their own experiences but the truly intelligent will learn from someone else's!" - Benjamin Franklin.