We were showing some friends how to use MURAL to set up a exhibition style canvas, with posters and introductions from everyone involved. One of the tools was a 2 minute video, telling everyone about your business. We figured it was easier to show rather than tell, so we made our own. Here’s Nikki giving … Continue reading Resources: informal videos
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that change can come unexpectedly. And when it comes, it comes fast. Office based working, face-to-face conversations and serendipitous encounters at the coffee machine are fading to memories of a time gone by. While it’s hopefully not forever, it’s unlikely we’ll return to working life as it once … Continue reading Migrating to Virtual
CLIENT Alterity, a small privately held consultancy based in Glasgow, Scotland (www.alterity-ltd.com). BRIEF To support Alterity in moving their workshop and analysis processes from in-person to virtual delivery. Specifically using the online collaboration tool, MURAL (www.mural.co) WHAT WE DID We started by working with the Alterity team to understand their current delivery model. This included … Continue reading Case Study: Migration to Virtual Delivery
CLIENT International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa. ILRI is part of CGIAR (www.cgiar.org). BRIEF To design and deliver a series of digital workshops to launch the collaborative project for Improved Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe (LIPS-Zim). Circa 50 participants would be joining the workshops from a number of different organisations, including universities, research organisations, … Continue reading Case Study: Virtual Facilitation
Introducing Virtual Instructor Led Training Welcome to the world of virtual training. It’s dynamic, immersive and flexible, with (a lot) less time sitting at a screen than you might imagine. What is it? Virtual Instructor Led Training, or vILT for short, is where we teach or train in a classroom style over a remote video … Continue reading Training: Learning Remotely, Together.
We are delighted to announce that we are now part of the MURAL Consultant Network. This means we can use the MURAL tool set to support our clients in their online (or face-to-face) workshops, meetings and training sessions. You can use MURAL from any computer or mobile interface, with touchscreen or not. Combined with videoconferencing … Continue reading Resources: MURAL Consultant Network
The change in working conditions means we are now connecting digitally more than ever. Seminars and events are being replaced with digital equivalents, and for many this is the first time they’ve hosted or presented sessions in this way. Here’s some practical tips I’ve learned over the years to make your webinar more effective. Make … Continue reading Resources: Seven Tips for Effective Webinars
Digital Training Room Our Digital Training Room is an online space where we deliver our full range of services, including training, facilitation & coaching. We run the room on the Zoom platform, and can accommodate both one-to-one sessions and groups of up to twelve. The Technology We chose Zoom as our Digital Training Room platform … Continue reading Tech: The LEEWAY Digital Training Room
For many traditional facilitators, trainers and presenters, working on camera for a remote audience is a new and challenging experience. Some take it in their stride and others find it incredibly uncomfortable; but most don’t realise what a significant improvement they can make with some simple training. We cover some of the fundamentals below. Familiarisation … Continue reading Training: working on camera
An often overlooked aspect of collaborative space design is sound management. That is, the need for speakers to be heard, questions captured, and groups to engage in meaningful dialogue. Unfortunately, you don’t often realise there’s a problem until it’s too late. Here are some things to think about to make sure your space sounds just … Continue reading Tech: acoustics in your workspace
If you decide to build a physical collaboration space, one of your biggest investments will be a large touch screen. In this post I’m going to focus specifically on screens larger than 2m, suitable for multiple people to gather around and work on. These are my Top 3 considerations in deciding between a grid or … Continue reading Tech: Big screens, panels or projection?