Unless we are having everyone stream their camera, a lot of time we are having to rely on energetic nuances and our intuition when we can’t see everyone. Going with your gut can be important in reading the room. What does your gut (not mind) say? As part of intuition it can be useful to share things like : it seems like energy has just dropped. When we are on the mark, this can help to build connection and rust. When we are off the mark we should not be attached to it. Increasingly we are finding the scientific roots to intuition. Here's a link to a recent Toronto Star article on the Scientific roots of intuition - The Science Behind Going with Your Gut.
The ability to pivot in calls is also a core skill. The ability to work on our feet can be a core skill for virtual facilitators. The ability to move in a different direction when energy levels are low, or the ability to change in the moment is part of pivoting, where we may wind up in a very different place than we had planned, in service to the group we are working with.
Movement is also important in virtual programming. Keeping people’s focus and fighting against the common multi tasking nature. Some webinar leaders recommend changing the pace every 1-2 minutes. Depending on the complexity of topics involved you may want to move between breakouts and more large group discussion. As mentioned in Virtual Facilitation tip #8 – make sure you leave enough time for breakouts if you chose to use them and provide clear instruction on how long people have and what questions they should talk about.
This week notice how your intuition, as well as ability to pivot and move influences your calls.
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