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Master of Zoom ๐Ÿค  and Free Tickets ๐ŸŽซ - Issue #13

Hi y'all ๐Ÿ‘‹

What is your favorite music right now?

Mine is this ๐Ÿ”ฅ set by Joseph Ray.


Today's issue includes:

๐ŸŽฅ Zoom Tricks

๐Ÿค  The Master of Online Meeting Facilitation

๐ŸŽซ Free Tickets for My Friends and Fam

Running Zoom Meetings: Breakout Rooms, System Audio, and Artifacts

On Monday I hosted my first public office hour with ~10 participants.

Not all roses, but some bright lights.

My main takeaways ๐Ÿ‘‡

#1 Breakout Rooms Add Magic

Breakout rooms allow you to split a zoom session into 50 separate rooms.

Example: 100 participants -> create 10 breakout rooms -> = 10 rooms a 10 participants.

Why do it?

  • Break up the monotonous flow of a presentation
  • Add an interactive element for the participants
  • Encourage participants to network and collaborate in smaller groups

People learn by doing and solidify their knowledge by sharing with others.

I should have done more breakout rooms.

I only did one. โ˜น๏ธ

#2 Music Eases the Mood

In Zoom you can also just share your audio.

Cool applications of music are:

  • When participants join at the beginning of the meeting
  • When participants return from breakout sessions
  • When participants are asked to ideate/work on a task on their own (example: set timer to 3 minutes and let music play in the background)

๐Ÿšจ If you plan to record your session you have to make sure that you don't infringe on anyone's IP via playing copyrighted music.

My solution: play creative commons music libraries like Lofi Radio 24/7.

Shoutout to my mate Alberto for the pointer.

#3 Artifacts Add Value

At the end of the session I shared something that participants could take with them: my personal documentation for the session


It adds more context/information than could be discussed in 60 minutes + adds value.

It includes:

  • Detailed content outline of the presentation
  • Meeting cost calculator for remote teams
  • Links to further reading
  • Best practices for remote team meetings
  • Meeting preparation checklist

If you are interested, I'm happy to dive deeper into it in the coming weeks. ๐Ÿค”


Bottomline: A couple of good learnings but much room for improvement.

I will continue doing public office hours. Stay tuned.

Here is my documentation about my Zoom learnings ๐Ÿ‘‡

The Master of Online Meeting Facilitation

My shoutout this week goes to Cam (yes, that's his actual name).

I'm lucky enough to have had a handful of sessions with Cam Houser - entrepreneur by day and uni professor by night.

During our sessions he shared some of his best insights:

  • ALF Technique (= audio/lighting/framing) for good video quality
  • PIBS Technique (= prompt/ideate/breakout/share) for good meeting facilitation

If you spend a lot of time in Zoom you should follow this man.

Here's a sample of his work ๐Ÿ‘‡


I learned most of the good Zoom stuff from him.

Also, he's just an all-around good dude. ๐Ÿค 

You Can Get Free Conference Tickets From Me

OnDeck is hosting a learning conference next week.

Some killer speakers sharing their knowledge in 3 tracks:

  • Personal Development
  • Professional Development
  • Organizational Development

This is a link to the conference ๐Ÿ‘‡

The On Deck Learning Conference 2021 - Jun 09 | Hopin

The On Deck Learning Conference 2021 - Jun 09 | Hopin

Get tickets to The On Deck Learning Conference 2021, taking place 06/09/2021 to 06/11/2021. Hopin is your source for engaging events and experiences.

Tickets are usually $149 but since I'll be speaking on Wednesday I have a friends & family discount.

๐Ÿšจ Please send me an email if you want to attend and I'll get you in for free. ๐Ÿšจ


Stay happy, stay healthy ๐Ÿ™Œ


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