For more on this model, check out the EVC community call I hosted on the same topic.
To paraphrase Suzuki - We remember things that are novel, memorable and attention grabbing. This is particularly important when we are leading a virtual call, given that it is likely that people will be moving quickly from topic to topic, and virtual meeting to virtual meeting.
When creating memorable programs for the virtual space it can be really useful to explore the following strategies to create more memorability:
- Stories – you own or harnessing the stories of the group you are working with. This is a quick way to help people tap into the WIIFM principle – What’s In It For Me? - quickly in a virtual call.
- Poll about the topic
- Breakouts where people get to connect and share their personal stories around the topic
Consider 3-5 things you might incorporate to tap into people’s emotion, or capture their attention for your next call.
Curious about what PEBBLLES stands for? Check out the launch call I held back in the summer of 2017 for the kickoff of Effective Virtual Conversations. You can view it here along with some of my other virtual book club calls.
I’ll be doing a number of weekly focus areas around design with EVC Monday Tips, so do stay tuned to learn more about what design elements are included in PEBBLLES ETC.
Have a great week,
Leadership | Teamwork | Business Success
Author of multiple books including Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), PlanDoTrack (2019) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013)
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