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Which of the following techniques for engaging participants would be most helpful for handling someone who dominates the group?

  1. Watch participants’ faces and body language
  2. Restate the idea in a more concise way
  3. Bring the group’s attention to the fact that a participant offered an idea
  4. Intervene to regain control without embarrassing the participant

You Answered: C
Correct Answer: D

This may be indirectly helpful by supporting others in the room as opposed to the dominator, but this technique is better for preventing put-downs or ignored statements.