Not all roses, but some bright lights.
My main takeaways 👇
#1 Breakout Rooms Add Magic
Breakout rooms allow you to split a zoom session into 50 separate rooms.
Example: 100 participants -> create 10 breakout rooms -> = 10 rooms a 10 participants.
Why do it?
- Break up the monotonous flow of a presentation
- Add an interactive element for the participants
- Encourage participants to network and collaborate in smaller groups
by doing and solidify their knowledge by sharing with others.
I should have done more breakout rooms.
I only did one. ☹️
#2 Music Eases the Mood
In Zoom you can also just share your audio.
Cool applications of music are:
- When participants join at the beginning of the meeting
- When participants return from breakout sessions
- When participants are asked to ideate/work on a task on their own (example: set timer to 3 minutes and let music play in the background)
🚨 If you plan to record your session you have to make sure that you don’t infringe on anyone’s IP via playing copyrighted music.
Shoutout to my mate Alberto
for the pointer.
#3 Artifacts Add Value
At the end of the session I shared something that participants could take with them: my personal documentation for the session
It adds more context/information than could be discussed in 60 minutes + adds value.
- Detailed content outline of the presentation
- Meeting cost calculator for remote teams
- Links to further reading
- Best practices for remote team meetings
- Meeting preparation checklist
If you are interested, I’m happy to dive deeper into it in the coming weeks. 🤔
Bottomline: A couple of good learnings but much room for improvement.
I will continue doing public office hours. Stay tuned.
Here is my documentation about my Zoom learnings 👇