Virtual Teams

Suddenly *Training* From Home? Grab This

If you teach adults, you’re probably well aware that lectures aren’t the most effective way to change behaviour. You’ve probably adopted approaches such as Training From The Back Of The Room. Your students expect highly interactive sessions packed with small-group activities, games, and with colourful displays on the walls and flip charts. You might even …

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Suddenly Working From Home? What You Need To Know About Remote Meetings

A lot of people have suddenly joined the remote-working revolution in recent days due to the effects of the coronavirus. If you’re one of them, here’s what you need to know about remote meetings. Remote meetings don’t have to suck! Lots of us who’ve been working remotely for many, many years know that any kind …

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How To Track The Energy In An Online Meeting

It’s one of the biggest challenges that leaders of remote meetings report. “How can I track the energy of the group in an online meeting?” Managers, for example, find it hard to tell whether people are agreeing with a proposed course of action. Trainers find it hard to tell if their students are getting what’s …

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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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