As a check in at the start of the call - have people select and share the emoji that represents them as they start the call
Mid point do a check in to see how people are feeling about their learning. This is a great pulse check.
At the end of the session, have people choose an emoji which represents their learning experience with you overall that day.
Two other ways we can incorporate emojis are to:
In communication skills training, get people to select emojis which represent each of the character's mindset after showing a difficult conversation.
In leadership skills training for virtual leaders have group members listen to a voice only call between a leader and their team members. Get people to select an emoji to represent how you think the two parties are feeling. Then show them a video recording of the same conversations where you can see their faces. How accurate were they?
Emojis are not only fun (or silly to some) but they can be used as a great indicator and tool for learning.
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