What Is An Online Unconference? Join In To Find Out

What is an online unconference? A really excellent idea! A brilliant way to spend a day with collaborators all over the world, without leaving your home. And a way to get a lot of stuff done, quickly and efficiently. But what is an online unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven conference, usually facilitated using Open…

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How To Promote Dialogue On Social Media

What’s the best way to promote dialogue on social media? It’s a question I’ve come up against in two separate “lively threads” this week. I really don’t like online debates. I know some people really enjoy them, but that’s not me. If I see two sides of a conversation squaring up, I usually disengage and take…

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Building Open Space Online

What needs to happen for 150 non-techie facilitators to connect for an unconference, entirely online? Metaphorum 2016 was probably the first event of its kind ever held. For 12 hours on 9 September, dozens of enthusiasts for the facilitation and coaching methodology Clean Language connected live online. On the fly, they suggested topics, rounded up…

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How To Choose Remote Working Technology For Your Team

How should you choose the technology to help your geographically-dispersed team work better together? This interesting question was highlighted by one of the participants at Mark Kilby’s Audacious Salon at Agile 2016 yesterday. I was attending remotely, from my home office in London, via a sub-optimal video-link, and didn’t catch the guy’s name. But he was wondering why nobody’s…

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Podcast Ep40 – Nick Williams – How To Collaborate With Inspiration

This is the fortieth in a series of podcasts where Judy interviews people who have a track record of successful collaboration. This series is for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of real-life collaboration, especially collaboration among creative, intelligent, free-thinking individuals who are geographically dispersed. The interviews go well beyond the obvious, as metaphor master…

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