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Virtual Breakout Room Best Practices

Date: February 22, 2021 4:50 pm

Anyone who has been through our training knows that our number one proactive engagement strategy is sub-grouping. Breaking a larger group into pairs, ...

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Don’t Be a Facipulator! Is Your Lack Of Neutrality Stifling Participation In Your Meetings?

Date: February 9, 2021 8:02 pm

The Power of Participation & Engagement: The Five Core Facilitator Best Practices Series (Stay Neutral | Listen Actively | Ask Questions | Paraphr...

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Time Crunched In Your Virtual Meetings? How to Allocate Timing in Your Meeting Design

Date: January 13, 2021 2:57 pm

One question we are often asked in our workshops; is how do you know how much time to allocate each topic to ensure you don’t over or under load the...

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Facilitating Through the Storm: The Importance of Interpersonal Norms

Date: November 25, 2020 7:51 pm

Now that many teams have been working remotely for months with no immediate plans for change, it may be time to take a closer look at what is working ...

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Running Engaging Meetings on Zoom Just Got Even Better!

Date: October 28, 2020 1:44 pm

The Facilitation First team is so excited about the latest Zoom upgrade (5.3 or higher), we decided to blog about it. With over a hundred virtual sess...

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Be Proactive! Structure Your Meetings to Create Clarity & Minimize Challenging Behaviours

Date: September 22, 2020 1:13 pm

How you structure your meeting could invite conflict, off topic remarks, dominators, or, the flip side, create more engaged participants moving toward...

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Infusing Fun into your next Virtual Meeting: Online Warm-Ups & Energizers

Date: September 2, 2020 6:29 pm

Let’s face it, online meetings can be awkward, especially when you don’t know anyone on the video call. You might still be waking up with your fir...

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Optimizing Your Content for Virtual Delivery

Date: June 16, 2020 1:28 pm

The following excerpt is drawn from one module of our new Virtual Facilitative Trainer workshop, developed by Kevin Quinn, an Adult Learning expert an...

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Maximizing Engagement in Your Virtual Meetings

Date: May 4, 2020 1:41 pm

You may have noticed that meeting leaders need to work harder to engage participants during virtual meetings. Compared to face-to-face meetings, ther...

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