Remote Facilitation

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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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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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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