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You will come out of this workshop with a deep familiarity with MURAL. You will learn how to orient meeting participants in the virtual space and quickly onboard those that are new to MURAL. This mini-workshop is full of best practices and protips. You’ll walk away with the confidence to lead any team in a virtual collaboration.
There will be minimal lecture, so if you are expecting to turn on and multi-task, this workshop is not for you. Instead, we’ll be diving in and practicing virtual facilitation to build muscle memory and confidence. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to connect and work with your peers, as we believe this is the best way to learn.
New User Orientation
How to onboard new MURAL users during your meeting
Best practices for canvases that get the job done
How to get the most out of MURAL’s pro-level facilitation tools
Improve your process by creating and sharing templates
who have just purchased MURAL and want a deep dive with virtual meeting experts.
wanting to learn how to up their virtual game.
Manager & Team Leads
who are hoping to get more out of the virtual interactions with their team.
that wants to run more kick-ass meetings online.
You’ll learn the importance of taking time to onboard new MURAL users during your meeting and how to organize your work, including best practices for canvases that get the job done. We’ll walk you through our 2-canvas system and help you understand and implement online wayfinding best practices. For those of you who host large groups, we’ll share some of our best kept secrets around large virtual meetings. Then we’ll explore MURAL’s pro facilitation tools, including voting, timing, locking, and summon. Finally, we will wrap with building templates and show you how to improve your workshop organization by sharing templates.
This class will be activity-based with guided instruction and collaborative sessions. You’ll not only learn the “how” and “why” Voltage Control uses MURAL for online workshops, but you’ll also get to ask questions specific to your needs and facilitation practice. We won’t just talk at you ; you’ll learn through doing, working with other participants, and getting feedback on how to address your unique issues. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from our deep experience running hundreds of workshops in MURAL.
Take the time to ensure all participants know the basics about MURAL.
Keep participants focused in one area and bring new things to them; the 2-canvas system approach.
Keep it simple. Minimize the number of objects and pre-filter content.
Create templates for easy access and sharing.
John is an entrepreneur and business coach. He is Chief Product Officer of Voltage Control, where we prototypes tools to help people facilitate better meetings. He enjoys designing technology through unlearning and the generous act of sonder. Prior to Voltage Control, John was Entrepreneur in Residence at Animal Ventures where he advised Fortune 100 leadership on their prototyping practices and led distributed software teams at the intersection of machine learning, robotics, and decentralized computing. John also worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now coaches organizations how to develop rapid prototyping practices within their culture.
John is a co-author to two books with Douglas Ferguson: How To Remix Anything and Non-Obvious Guide to Magical Meetings and is an author of Time Off - a look at how modern society is burning us out, why time off and creativity will be a crucial component to the future of human work, and the solutions to help us all prioritize our “rest ethic.” John spends his leisure time farming, hosting dinner parties, and practicing Jiu Jitsu. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin and is a proud alumni of Seth Godin’s altMBA.
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