The Leader Learner Podcast

S02E05 The Connection Before Content Episode

November 07, 2022 Theresa Destrebecq & Vincent Musolino Season 2 Episode 5
The Leader Learner Podcast
S02E05 The Connection Before Content Episode
Show Notes

Check-In Question:

  • Is there any value in buying paper dictionaries anymore? Do you think paper books will die within our lifetimes?

Big Ideas:

  • Creating connection in virtual spaces
  • Importance of taking time and not having an agenda or expectations
  • Who we are as people as opposed to who we are in our roles
  • Skills needed in virtual space are different
  • How am I different in person versus virtually?
  • Knowing how we are in different spaces
  • Better listeners in different spaces - virtual versus in person
  • Having agreements around virtual spaces to keep people engaged and less distracted
  • Virtual spaces equalize people based on height
  • How people uses spaces (stages) to have power
  • Virtual world changes how people perceive us
  • Hide self-view, or keep it open - limit distractions or boost confidence
  • Move people so they are below the camera
  • Looking at screen versus looking at the camera
  • meaning making and generative conversations
  • the importance of engagements
  • generative and transformative conversations
  • Does lack of trust have to do with the importance of talking about engagement online?
  • Check-In questions leads to improved engagement
  • Invite people into meeting
  • Preparation for the workshop is part of the workshop
  • Are we allowing transition time? Where is the liminal space? 
  • Create transition time or buffer into the time with people
  • Time to integrate what just happened before launch into the next
  • Check-out with application, reflection time
  • Space to continue the conversation between time we meet (Miro, Jamboard, group chats.)
  • Successful workshops live or die by engagement levels
  • Design for connection before content
  • Online reveals design flaws
  • Connection brings engagement
  • Agree on ground rules (practices, agreements.)
  • Define where an organization is comfortable working in the space - meet people where they are 
  • Activities:
    • Hi By Name - supports being seen
    • Virtual Charades - 
    • Virtual Tour - give a tour of your virtual space
    • Special of the Week - what are you most focused on this week?

Resources Mentioned:

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • From Physical Place to Virtual Space by Gwen Sterling-Wilkie
  • Rituals for Virtual Meetings by Glenn Fjardo and Kursat Özenç

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