The idea of first impressions are just as important in the virtual realm, and possibly even more so as we have today's natural habit of multi-tasking when on conference calls to compete with. What's the thing that's going to capture your group member's attention and quickly (and I mean within the first 30-60 sections) get them connected with the materials and topic you are exploring? Helping people recognize that this is going to be a different learning experience is important for virtual facilitators who want to lead engaging and effective virtual events to keep in mind.
For other things you'll want to incorporate at the start, refer to a post earlier this year on Preparing for your virtual event.
Even if your call is only one hour, at the middle, remind people of what you've covered and where you are going to go next. Finally, at the end fot he call provide everyone with one more process overview.
What is important for you to note about your process at different times?
Have a great Wednesday,
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