Why should you include quick warmups at the start of online calls? They help familiarise everyone with the technology. Then it’s less likely that people will feel excluded or marginalised.
Here’s a simple warmup which works well with larger groups..
You can easily get inventive with simple activities on Zoom.
This picture from a London meeting of the Applied Improvisation Network illustrates a quick game, based on ‘Where’s Wally?’ and retitled for our gang as ‘Point to Peter’.
Read on to find out more..
What will our new normal look like? As we adjust to a world containing Covid19, there are many ideas about what’s going to be different and what will stay the same. Pre-Covid, life, more or less, went on. Then suddenly with the pandemic a significant number of interactions stopped or changed…
How many times are you hearing apologies for poor use of technology during online calls?
The good news is that there is lots that can be done so that in the long-term, you will gain confidence from your successes and your participants will gain confidence in you.
If you put your participants into breakout rooms, you can’t expect great conversations online to break out automatically. This is where you need to take even more care in an online world than when facilitating at a f-2-f conference or workshop..
Many of us are discovering new possibilities in lockdown and also wondering what the future might look like. We’re questioning the ways that we have been used to working all these years. Whether work simply stopped or was conducted exclusively from home, there was a sudden and unavoidable disruption.