Hands Alive means to use your hands to give speakers or viewers hand signals to give them information. It’s a non-verbal way of communicating.
Nothing says team spirit more than high fiving but social distance and plain ‘ol distance makes that impossible for remote teams these days. Read on for what a Virtual Team High Five is, how to do it and why it works!
Being remote means never having water cooler moments. The moments where you chat with your colleagues. I’ve coined a phrase -Take Five to Socialize – that describes how I build social moments into my virtual interactions with colleagues and customers. I’m not sure how that this qualifies as an actual technique but let me tell you about it!
It happens to us all. You’ve prepared for your workshop, sent out the pre-work and then your participants aren’t ready to work. It can sometimes be hard to get participants ready to work because they are usually the ones who are running the businesses we’re supporting. How much more can you really ask of them? Here are a few things I’ve tried over the years.
Putting time into developing and sharing pre-work will serve the entire group by having participants that are ready to achieve the meeting objectives.
Meetings are about getting people together to “meet” while workshops are about working. There is a correct time and use for each. Here are six key differences between them.
In the first post in this series Plan Your Best Meeting: Purpose and Agenda, we focused on the meeting purpose and tying it to your agenda. Next, we’ll identify the participants needed to help us achieve our meeting purpose. It’s like stakeholder analysis When we start a new project, we do stakeholder analysis to determineContinue reading “Plan Your Best Meeting: Identify Your Participants”
In the first of this series I help you plan your best meeting by developing a purpose that will help us to plan a meeting agenda that will achieve your intended results.
I believe the foundation of effective requirement meetings (or workshops) are a sound set of principles. These principles will guide you through when and why meetings should be called, who should attend and what outputs should come out of the meeting. I’ve got 5 key principles I recommend for planning effective requirement meetings.