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Best Practices + Remote Team Meetings ๐Ÿ›ธ - Issue #12

Best Practices + Remote Team Meetings ๐Ÿ›ธ - Issue #12

Hey y'all ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'd love to hear from you: What is something cool you learned recently?

Today we'll cover:

๐Ÿ“š Meta-curator of course creation content

๐Ÿงฎ Meeting cost calculator for remote teams

๐Ÿ›ธ Spotting UFOs. Not.

How to Validate Your Course Idea?

For the past months my friend Merott has been writing a weekly newsletter about online course creation.

He would take the 3 best articles of the week and summarize them. A meta-curator of sorts.

Yesterday he dropped a knowledge bomb by outlining 16 techniques to validate an online course - a "Minimum Viable Course"

Worth a read ๐Ÿ‘‡

Many of the techniques apply beyond course creation.

Value, Value, Value: Remote Content ๐Ÿ

As outlined in Merott's thread, one of the ways to validate an idea is to run a webinar.

Next Monday, I'm doing just that. We have 10 sign ups so far.

I'd love to see you there if it sounds relevant to you.๐Ÿ‘‡

Remote Team Meetings 101 ๐Ÿ - Zoom

Remote Team Meetings 101 ๐Ÿ - Zoom

In this FREE workshop we will work through best-practices for remote team meetings: ๐ŸŽˆ Reducing Meeting Bloat: ย Participant #; Meeting Duration/Frequency ๐Ÿ—“ Doing Pre- & Post-Work: ...

Meeting Cost Calculator

As part of the 1-hour session I'll share a meeting cost calculator (+ template) that can be used to assess the time + $$$ cost of your monthly meetings.

Over the coming weeks I plan to build and share ready-to-use templates for managers of remote teams.

Question: Do you have requests for templates/checklists/etc?

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Upcoming Posts About Best Practices

This week I started reading through GitLab's remote documentation and found a cool thing they are doing:

Slack messages are deleted after 90 days by default. โก


  • Teams are incentivized to document the most important information in their handbook
  • Reinforces the team to first look into the handbook when searching for information (= single-source-of-truth)

This is pretty clever organizational design.

Question: Does this sound helpful?

If yes, what would you like to know about the best practices and how would you like those to be documented (i.e. level of detail; written/video/etc.; etc.)?

I'm putting together a database of best-practices and will share those one-by-one in regular intervals.

๐Ÿ›ธ Spotting UFOs. Not.

We are on a Greek island and the night sky is dark enough to observe the stars.

On Sunday we were on our way home when we spotted a strange sight:

  • Many bright lights (like stars)
  • Moving from left to right
  • Evenly spaced

It looked strange and reminded me of a boot up sequence of the coming alien apocalypse.


Turns out it was an armada of Starlink satellites being released into orbit.

This is the coolest thing I learned this week. We certainly live in the future. ๐Ÿคฏ

Cray cray.


Stay happy, stay healthy ๐Ÿค˜

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