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Virtual Facilitation: What works well online?

What works well online is not simply a matter of taking what works well offline and hoping for the best.

It’s not a bad idea for starters, as many principles and practices are directly transferable. But you also need to be aware of what’s possible – and not possible – in each medium. As the context changes, so do the interactions.

I’ve been on virtual calls over the past few weeks which have varied from hideous nightmares of non-communication, to others which have touched surprising peaks of engagement, humour and intimacy.

It’s pretty apparent on balance that most meetings online are still dreadful. As of course are most meetings off-line. So the poverty of many online encounters is no surprise but rather an indication of poor practice compounded.

However, it is possible to have a great meeting.

And it’s been crystal clear that the single biggest factor that makes the difference is….

The quality of the facilitation.

If the facilitator is skilled – or even competent – we’re in for a much more productive ride.

So I’m going to share with you a series of posts that reveal what I’ve been learning as a facilitator and a participant on virtual calls.

Next blog… Good enough tech skills – Virtual facilitation #1

In the meantime, what are your thoughts on building skills and confidence by noticing what works with your learners?

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