Virtual facilitation #4: How to warm up a virtual meeting
One great question to warm up a virtual meeting is, ‘What are you enjoying about the lockdown?’.
While that may seem paradoxical, there will be some things that people are benefiting from by staying at home whether they have thought about them yet or not.
Here’s a sampling of answers from one recent call:
- Vivid dreams
- My exercise routine
- Hearing the birds
- Home schooling with a 7-year-old (most of the time)
- Learning a new language
- I may never go on the tube again!
It’s a question that works equally well whether you ask for spoken or written answers. It also focuses on the positive, putting people in a constructive frame of mind for when they get to the main purpose of the call.
What questions have made great starts to your calls?
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