My monthly tip for virtual leaders: advanced facilitation of online meetings

In this month’s tip I want to share some ideas how you can enhance the feeling of meeting in a (virtual) room and not just seeing each other on a flat screen. Using your backgrounds effectively either with virtual images or physical ones…

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My monthly tip for virtual leaders: meet in a room, not on a flat screen

In this month’s tip I want to share some ideas how you can enhance the feeling of meeting in a (virtual) room and not just seeing each other on a flat screen. Using your backgrounds effectively either with virtual images or physical ones…

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The holographic meeting is nigh, or isn’t it?

The leap from computer-based online meetings to holodeck meetings seems on the horizon A news snippet On 9th August I came across an interesting German news snippet (in Spiegel Netzwelt) about the development of holographic technology. It caught my interest because 3 or 4  years…

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My monthly tip for virtual leaders: how body language comes across in virtual meetings

To consciously include body language in online conversations might not be an obvious thing, but it is important and simple enough This month's theme for the tip has been triggered by a former colleague of mine. He had gone through a training on LinkedIn Learning…

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My monthly tip for virtual leaders: sketching during online meetings

Use your white board like you would use the flipchart in a room Since the start of the pandemic and the push for home office work, virtual working and therefore online meetings are the new normal. When discussing the situation with virtual leaders and their…

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My monthly tip for virtual leaders: how can you be present when everyone is in their home-office?

Be present in a virtual and home-office setting As in previous months, I want to share a tip for effective virtual leadership. I believe it is even more relevant during the current times of the pandemic in which a lot of teams are not just…

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Dealing with the challenges related to everyone working from home

Even more complexity for business leaders There is no escaping the one subject that is on everybody’s mind these days The rapidly spreading pandemic has forced most of us to go through unprecedented changes in the way we live and work. Many companies have asked…

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Eye contact is key in online conversations

My monthly tip for virtual leaders - February It is a fact that we need eye contact - at least to some degree - when we want to have a trustful conversation and good connection with someone we communicate with. In face-to-face settings that is…

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Join our discussion about the best ways to motivate remote team members

The Virtual Leaders Lounge is (y)our place for informal exchange and learning Next session is on 26th November! Business leaders of virtual teams and our virtual working strategist share tips around what works and what doesn’t to motivate virtual team members. SIGN-UP now for a…

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Kill that meeting bug!

How I fight the infectious disease of meeteritis More often than not when I start engaging with a new client scheduling the first meeting seems a challenge for the leader. And indeed, if you look into the diaries of these people they are overcrowded with…

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How to set yourself up for great virtual meetings – Part II

The things “aside” most people do not pay attention to but make a great difference in virtual meetings Virtual meetings should be fun and effective and not frustrating or energy draining. With this attitude in mind I have - in part I of this blog - focused…

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How to set yourself up for great virtual meetings – Part I

Attention to small „aside“ things make for better virtual meetings In previous blogs I have described various aspects that influence the perception of the quality of virtual meetings and the engagement of people. If you have missed these blogs check them out here. Working as…

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Launch of Virtual Leaders Lounge

Join free informal exchange with other leaders on topics relevant for you We offer you a unique place for interaction with leaders from other businesses to interact in an informal way and get new perspectives. This helps you to meet new people and discuss challenges…

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Technology: does it help or hinder your virtual team?

Two factors you should consider when choosing the technologies to use Many discussions with leaders of virtual teams sooner or later lead to the question whether the importance of technology and its role in virtual collaboration is over- or under-estimated. From my personal experience and…

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Three tips to keep engagement in virtual meetings high
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Three tips to keep engagement in virtual meetings high

How often have you led or participated in virtual meetings where the engagement of the other participants seemed to be low and discussion limited only to two or three persons? In a recent discussion with a virtual team leader we discussed exactly this challenge. It was not…

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Review of VLD-Café session #2

Session theme: Mastering presence in virtual meetings The beginning of our session was particularly interesting, as for some visitors it was rather unusual to have the webcam on. Hence, we started talking about when the use of webcams is appropriate and when it would actually get in…

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