Online Communities

Leading Web Events That Connect For Agile Groups

Last week I emerged from my too-busy-to-think space to deliver a bunch of Web Events That Connect around my favourite themes. Here are two of the recordings: both of these events were for groups of Agile enthusiasts. Judy and Abigail many thanks for that awesome event. What a powerful facilitation! It wasn’t an introduction on …

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How To Take Your Conference Online – While Keeping It Friendly

All over the world, in-the-room conferences are being cancelled. Organisers are filling my inbox with a single question: how can we do this online? Luckily, that’s something I know a bit about. I’ve had several years of running my own “unconference”, Metaphorum, and supporting organisations to take their highly-participative events online.  With Steve McCann I …

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Online Learning Events: Why Size Matters

When you organise a live online learning event, how many people do you want to turn up? The answer isn’t always “as many as possible”!  In reality, “it depends”. It depends on what you want people to learn, and how you want them to learn it – just as it does for an in-the-room event. …

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Metaphorum: What’s The MetaPhormula?

A couple of weeks ago, 120+ people from at least 21 countries spent more than 12 hours online together in an immersive, interactive, online-video experience, Metaphorum 2019. It’s the fourth time I’ve staged one of these for the Clean Language community, and this was arguably the most successful so far – not least because the …

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Can Our Metaphors Change The Way We Meet Online?

When you meet with others online, everyone brings part of the meeting room with them. If somebody joins a video call from what looks like a dingy broom cupboard, or what sounds like a busy shopping mall, it affects the quality of the experience for everyone. Most people find it more difficult to stay engaged …

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