Online Facilitation

Are Your Meetings Metastasising? Here’s The Cure

Meetings tend to proliferate as organisations grow, but in-the-room ones are limited by… rooms. As our meetings go remote, and that physical constraint is removed, it seems the number of meetings can quickly get out of control.  That’s just maths, apparently. (Read more on this in my recent blog post.)  As the time available for …

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Stuck in ANOTHER Remote Meeting? Here’s Why

If, like many of the people I work with, you’re wondering why your calendar is packed with back-to-back remote meetings, this post is for you. It turns out there’s a scientific explanation. Let me share the details. First, we need to understand why most meetings happen: At the most basic level, teams meet to quickly …

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Hot Tips For Less-Horrid Hybrid Meetings

Because I live my work life in remote meetings, it’s easy for me to fail to understand what it’s like for office-based colleagues. And the reverse is also true.  A large team I worked with recently were half head-office-based, half remote-based (mainly working from home). In our workshop, they learned a lot about each other’s …

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Great Online Meetings: It’s Not About The Tech

The more I teach remote-meeting skills, lead remote meetings and talk about great online meetings at conferences and meetups, the more I have to say it: making your online meetings great is not about the technology. Nor not just about the tech, anyway.  Clearly, technology of some kind is essential if you want to connect …

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How To Turn Lurkers Into Participants In Your Online Meeting

In most online communities, 90% of users are “lurkers” who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. But as leaders of real, live online meetings – meetings that involve building relationships between human beings as a well as passing on information – we need …

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