Online Facilitation

The Basic Ingredients Of Effective Online Meetings

I’m loving my work at the moment! My calendar’s been packed with online training sessions with bunches of brilliant people – mainly coaches, facilitators and trainers. They join the first call apprehensive at the thought of a longish online session: the best that they hope for is boredom.  They finish the workshops delighted at the …

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Three Secret Ingredients For Restaurant-Quality Online Meetings

Engaging online meetings don’t happen by accident. They’re created.  It’s a bit like cooking. At a basic level, it’s about combining good-quality ingredients, in the right amounts, to create a decent dish – avoiding burnt, stodgy, tasteless or otherwise inedible offerings. But in the hands of an expert chef, extraordinary flights of flavour become possible. …

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Should You Record Online Meetings And/Or Training?

I’m delivering loads of live-online training about online meetings at the moment. There’s Remote Meetings Mastery (with Lisette Sutherland) and Remote Agile Facilitator for Adventures with Agile, plus a train-the-trainer for ICAgile. Plus, I’m gearing up for the year’s biggest online event for Clean Language enthusiasts, Metaphorum 2019. And there’s one question that keeps being …

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What’s Your Facilitation Like?

Facilitators worldwide have been celebrating their trade in #FacWeek : there have been all kinds of online and in-person events to mark the occasion, bringing together new groupings of people who call themselves facilitators.  They’ve revealed to me how, we’re still working out our shared identity. Facilitation has some overlap with participative training, and some …

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The 3 Questions You Must Ask Before Choosing An Online Sticky-Note Tool

Facilitators love sticky-notes! Colourful, accessible, flexible… and temporary. They allow groups to capture and manipulate their thoughts in an accessible, interactive way. So when facilitators start to work online – assuming that they’re able to see and hear everyone clearly, and have video breakout rooms to play with – it’s sticky notes (aka Post-Its) that …

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