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Wait! Do You Need That Online Meeting?

It’s all very well knowing how to organise and host great online meetings, workshops and other participative events. At Rees McCann that’s our stock-in-trade. We’ve spent the Covid Crisis rushed off our feet, helping organisations to have the conversations they need to have, without having to travel to a co-located meeting. We’ve been hiring ourselves …

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Participative Events: Avoiding Zoom Fatigue

One of my trainees captured the idea exactly. “When we finished the last session I wasn’t tired. We’d had two hours on Zoom but I didn’t feel like that – I had enough energy to get on with my day!” That’s what I aim to deliver in all my training via Zoom, and all the …

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‘Difficult’ Events Online: Five Top Tips

At Rees McCann our aim is to make online events better than in-the-room ones. Since well before the lockdown, we’ve been creating highly-engaging experiences that help people to connect, to chat, have fun, and even get into deep conversations about the stuff that really matters – online.   Of course, we’ve been rushed off our feet …

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How To Get Your Online Group Talking

If you want to keep people engaged in your online workshops, meetings and other events, here’s a simple solution. Get them talking! Most people find it pretty easy to focus when it’s their turn to talk, or when a chance to talk is coming up. It’s when they’re expected to listen for long periods that …

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Online Open Space: How To Get Moving

Some say it was invented because the “hallway track” of a conference was more interesting, useful and fun than the presentations. Wherever it came from, Open Space Technology has proved its worth over the years. It’s a great way to get a group of people to self-organise so that they end up talking about the …

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