We've got a great discussion going in a class or meeting, lots of people providing great comments, but now we realize we are running out of time.
First, congratulate yourself on facilitating a lively discussion : )
Next, try some of the tips below, which will manage the time, while respecting participant input:
Be specific about how many responses you want to a question.
Name the individuals in the order they offered to respond.
Set a time limit for the discussion.
Manage the frequent contributors.
Carol Delisi is Chief Learning Consultant of her company, Facilitating by Design. She has been helping adults learn for 20 years.