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Best Posts: Winter 2021

Updated: May 2, 2021




Hello 2021! Here are the top posts from the first quarter:

 

In-Person events are back… Sort of


We had our first live Corporate Storytelling Workshop since COVID restrictions hit last year. Sort of. It was a hybrid event with some people there in person and some attending virtually. It was good but not as great as all-live or all-virtual events. Still, there were three big takeaways:

  1. There is an appetite for live events – it’s just a great experience with tons of peer interaction and stickier skill development.

  2. While the hybrid approach may not be optimal, it’s a solid alternative for organizations that can’t get all their people in the room.

  3. I really missed interacting directly with a group.

Here are five posts on observations and lessons learned on leading a hybrid event:


Expectations going into the hybrid workshop


We had some hiccups on Day 1. Here's what we learned.


More lessons learned from delivering a hybrid workshop.


Even more lessons learned.


A wrap up and summary of the hybrid event experiment, including recommendations on deciding between live, virtual, and hybrid events.



Corporate Storytelling


Don't do this to your customer. Really. Don't.


Work on your message before your slides


Ping me if you want to discuss how 'lighten the cognitive load' in your slides


Add to the discussion with examples of poor practices



Confidence


Even seasoned presenters get anxiety sometimes


Innovation


Where did he excel? It wasn't invention



Other


Related. Not the same


Virtual networking that I actually enjoy. Let me know if you want an invitation to join


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