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A facilitator is content-neutral and may know very little about the content or expertise of a group. Facilitators focus on the process to keep people engaged so the group can achieve its desired goal. Many people think a facilitator is the same as a trainer. I disagree. A trainer typically delivers instruction or content. A facilitator is, therefore, someone who makes something easy for others.
Planning and preparations for virtual events take significant time and resources. Start early. Be sure you schedule sufficient time for the discussions and preparations that are required to make your event successful. I decided to focus on these 5 P’s of Successful Virtual Events: Purpose, Preparation, Participants, Platform, and Process. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
In a remote-first culture, remote work is expected; it is the norm, rather than a convenient option or a way to deal with the pandemic. It means that everyone, whether working remotely or working with others in an office, adheres to the same policies, uses the same tools, and follows the same processes. Everyone (even your manager) expects you to be working remotely.
If you Google “live vs. in-person” or “live vs. virtual,” you’ll find hundreds, if not thousands, of articles about virtual, live, in-person, and online events. These terms have numerous definitions and applications. You’ll notice that the term is defined differently by each author.
What comes to mind when I use the words “connecting,” “reconnecting,” and “networking”... especially when it comes to business (any business – including a nonprofit business)? Allow me to give you a minute to think about it! —- (please think about it for 60...