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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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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