David Luke was recognized by his colleagues at Pfizer as a great facilitator. He had a standard opening line: “I’m an equal opportunity abuser,” he’d say to the assembled physicians.
“I will be calling on you at anytime on any subject during the meeting. So–heads up!”
It takes a skilled and confident facilitator to use an opening gambit like that, and while it worked well for David, it might not work for every facilitator out there.