In Effective Virtual Conversations I introduce 9 different parts of the virtual eco-system. These include:
- Educational Events - Instructor/Facilitator led synchronous or asynchronous training through webinars, e-learning, webcasts
- Peer to Peer Learning – Masterminds, Breakouts
- Goal Setting
- Informal Learning: Coaching/Training/Facilitating/Mentoring
- Virtual Team Development
- Video-Based Learning
Check out chapter 4 of Effective Virtual Conversations for more information about each of these different modalities.
What are the different types of conversations you are having? What makes them different from each other. As I write in EVC there can be a variety of individual versus peer-led conversations, formal approaches versus informal approaches.
It’s important to consider the right type of conversation which will be most impactful for the situation. For example, if someone wants to learn how to do something – i.e. replace a fan belt, a short video-based learning series might be most effective in demonstrating the replacement in action. This may be even more effective than pairing them with a mentor.
In contrast, if a team is looking to boost their connection and strengthen their goals, consider a live virtual facilitated team development session where they are meeting face to face, rather than putting them through a series of micro-learning modules delivered via your Learning Management System.
What are the best vehicles for upcoming conversations you have planned?
Also check out the Community Call I hosted on the different platforms for Effective Virtual Conversations. View it here.
Next week’s EVC tip will explore the related question of What’s the Best Platform for my conversation? Stay Tuned!
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