Margo Loor has developed and refined his skills for more than 20 years to be a successful moderator.
He started his journey in Estonian Debating Society in 1994 as a competitive debater, to gain stage confidence, learn public speaking techniques, presentation time management, quick analytical thinking, and precise, structured self-expression. Since 1998 he has worked as a teacher in various schools, as a lecturer in Tallinn University and as a trainer in SpeakSmart and Äripäev Academy, where he has learned to manage group processes and to guide discussions in groups of vastly different sizes, expectations, and memberships. He studied in University of Tartu School of Law and works in Hedman Osborne Clarke Attorneys-at-Law added systemic thought, calm, rational negotiation skills and knowledge of meeting formats to his skillset.
In Good Deed Foundation, Margo was responsible for facilitating strategy creation and strategic discussion of organisations in his portfolio, giving him abilities of visually guiding and clarifying meetings and methods for leading strategic planning scenarios. As a CEO of Estonian Debating Society for 4 years, Margo was often in situations, where it was necessary to talk to the media or to carry out joint projects with media channels (e.g. ERR show “Elect me!”). Multi-year inside experience with media production, especially television and online media, working side by side with producers, directors, editors, was the valuable added skill set. He is also volunteering his time to Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations as their chairman of the supervisory board has taught Margo one-on-one coaching, which relies heavily upon listening skills and leading by asking socratic questions. Same skills, that enable a moderator to steer a difficult discussion. Additionally, Margo has developed various conversational abilities in non-formal training courses, such as Gordon Training, non-violent communication, and vocal skills.