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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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Online Events: Are You At Level Two?

“They don’t know how much pain they’re in!” says my friend and colleague Lisette Sutherland. What she says is true. Most people are now spending their whole working days – and social evenings and weekends – in hyper-grim online video calls. They notice that they’re tired at the end of the day. But they have …

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Online Events: The Details Of Good Preparation

I blogged recently about Preparation That Drives Participation in online events. That prompted some readers to ask me for more details. What does good preparation look like for web events that connect? I’ve been doing this so long – ten years or so – that I make it look easy. For me, it is pretty …

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