Remote Meetings Masterclass: How to rock your online and hybrid meetings

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Remote meetings don’t have to suck. After this workshop, you will ROCK at engaging distant participants in rich, multi-layered discussions. Plus you'll have tons of tips to share with others.

About This Event Series: Live Online!

"Meetings are where the action is... It is in meetings that we agree on how we will make or break the future." Elise Keith

Format: Four 90-minute video calls with a small group, on Wednesdays at 4pm BST Conversion You should plan to attend all these calls: September 18 and 25, October 2 and 9.

Online and hybrid meetings are great in theory: they should connect all the right people, at the right time, to quickly get shared perspectives and collaborate on great work, without the costs and hassles of travel.

But that’s not usually what happens. In reality, most of these meetings seem to be a frustrating time-sink.

Great online and hybrid meetings are possible. In this course you’ll be introduced to the art of designing and facilitating them in ways that prompt active participation in creative conversations, so that your in-the-room hosting toolkit works just as well - perhaps better! - online.

You should take this workshop if you:

  • Dread online and hybrid meetings because you find them boring and ineffective
  • Feel disempowered and frustrated if you can't sense the energy of the group
  • Expect to be irritated by everything from funny noises to complete tech failure
  • Dislike the whole idea of remote meetings. Why can't we just meet up?!?

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Design and host great online meetings of all kinds, including cadence meetings (eg updates, reviews, stand-ups, retros), innovation (eg brainstorming), training workshops, influencing events (eg sales pitch)
  • Adapt your in-the-room toolkit to work effectively online
  • Overcome the specific challenges of hybrid meetings
  • Eradicate distraction, make focus the default
  • Inspire high-quality dialogue
  • Create the conditions where great online meetings of all kinds 'just happen'.

You'll learn:

  • Some of the best icebreaker activities for remote
  • How online meeting technology is improving
  • How to stop someone who talks too much.

Remote and hybrid meetings don’t have to suck. Let's not just stop the suffering! Together, we aim to make remote meetings BETTER than in-the-room ones!

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Author, speaker, consultant, trainer and coach based in London, UK. Leading on distributed diversity and communication clarity in complex contexts.

I'm a facilitator, coach and trainer - mostly working over the internet. Not long ago I facilitated what was probably the world's first "video unconference" in which 150 people self-organised to talk about the things that mattered to them.

I'm the co-author of a bestselling book, "Clean Language", which describes a precision inquiry toolkit which works especially well in complex systems. I coach using this methodology, and I also teach Clean Language to Agile coaches and others, mostly online. I'm the co-founder of the Rees McCann Partnership.


I am a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands and I am totally jazzed by the fact that it's possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it's not just possible; it's completely, productively workable—if you do it right.

From extensive research and first-hand experience, as well as from interviews with over 100 workers and manager/owners, I have collected a treasure trove of advice & action lists, pitfalls & solutions, and personal reports of individuals and teams engaged in doing great things—successfully—from wherever they happen to be.

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