Remote Facilitation

Just What Is A “Remote Meeting”?

I’ve been writing a lot about remote meetings this week. For example, I’ve been developing a (pretty awesome) series of Remote Meetings Masterclasses with Lisette Sutherland. We’ve been talking about the five big challenges our clients experience with remote meetings, sharing with each other how we help them to solve them, and then packing all …

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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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Why You Should Shrink Your Remote Meetings

When you organise a remote meeting, my strong advice is to make it as small as possible. Invite only the people who really need to be there.  As a facilitator, this makes sense to me on any number of levels. Small meetings are efficient, minimising wasted time (and associated cost). They  reduce groupthink. They tend …

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Are You Organising Your Online Meetings In A Train Carriage?

When you’re organising an in-person meeting, you probably know that space matters – a lot. People think and behave differently in different kinds of spaces, so you choose carefully. Bright spaces with high ceilings for “blue sky” thinking; rows of theatre-style seating for information downloads; smallish stand-up spaces in front of a whiteboard for planning …

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