Yesterday I was a guest speaker for the International Coach Federation's Team and Work Group Community of Practice, and spoke on 4 Essential Elements for Virtual Team Coaching. More than 325 people joined the call live, which I think speaks to how relevant this topic is right now.
One of the areas I touched on was the importance of "mixing things up" or using different strategies for engagement over the course of a series of conversations with a team. Breakouts are often one of the most overlooked strategies you can employ in virtual calls.
Breakouts that Sizzle! was the first of two October Virtual Community Calls this month. If you haven't joined me for one, I hope that you will pencil in the next date which will be Monday October 16th from 11:30-12 noon ET. The topic next week will be on Marketing Tips for Your Virtual Work, and will be of interest to external and internal practitioners. We're going to talk a bit more about the Business Case for Virtual Work, as well as ideas to let people know what you have to offer.
For now, I hope that you will check out the Breakouts that Sizzle! call from Monday October 2nd (link to view it on YouTube is listed below).
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Here's the October 2nd Breakouts that Sizzle! Session
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