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Hi Miro Heroes, And hello, spring! We’re kicking off the next Miro templates contest: How Do You Miro? Planning Templates Challenge! ✨ In the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Planning can be hard work but without this stage, managing projects becomes even harder. It provides clarity, context, and helps keep teams aligned. So with this How Do You Miro challenge, we want to know how you go beyond first sketches to create plans and manage projects - from start to finish. 🧙♀️ Show the Miro Community how you make wishes come true! Challenge detailsTiming Submission period: March, 3 - March, 31 Voting & Judging: April, 1 - April, 7 Winners announcement: April, 8 Awards Judges’ Choice: we have a panel of three expert judges to choose the best template. Submissions will be judged for their ease of use, layout, and fun factor. People’s Choice: this award will be based on top likes under the submission here in the online community. Make s
Hi Miro Heroes, And hello, December! With the holiday season upon us, you might be starting to think ‘How do I create the same festive vibes this year?’ Somewhere your team can ask questions, chat, or even experience happy hour. Whether you're playing a game that helps you bring your remote team together or exchanging funny photos of your pets with antlers on, this How Do You Miro challenge is all about creating that festive vibe and having fun. Today we’re kicking off the next Miro templates contest: How Do You Miro? Holiday Team Building Challenge. It’s time for you to put on your colorful jumpers, unwrap your creativity, and share with the community your favourite activities in Miro! Challenge details:The challenge starts today, December 1st, and will last until December 20th.We will announce the winners on December 28th to give our judges enough time to find our Judges Choice. Submissions will be judged for their creativity and ease of use.People’s Choice award will be bas
Looking for a collaborative and fun (or potentially frustrating, depending on the difficulty level ) ice breaker for your next workshop or team activity?I give you:The Collaborative Jigsaw Puzzle Ice Breaker! This is my first ice breaker published in Miroverse, and since I'm not the biggest fan of ice breakers myself, I'm pretty proud about it. //End of bragI got the inspiration for this template while working on the Womxen at Work: Mix & Match template with @Karen M and @Alexis Luscutoff. We were organizing the profile pictures and it felt like a big puzzle at the time. We joked about it and said that it would be a fun activity to try to finish a jigsaw puzzle in Miro.Some weeks later… Ta-daaa!Shout-out to @Said Saddouk for being an endless source of inspiration with his #Mirofication creations!
Hi all We’re looking for a volunteer for @Said Saddouk’s Miro Games: Community Battle event event TOMORROW, March 22 from 5 15 till approximately 6 30 pm CET.You’ll be one of the 2 main players: no preparation needed, just bring your amazing self It will be lots of fun! The 2nd player is a Miro colleague.Please comment below if you’re interested
I am sure many of you have already used different techniques to create your workshops. I am consistently dipping into Liberating Structures to string together experiences. I’ve used a few for clients and have also actively experimented with a number in Miro to get a sense of where they can work smoothly or otherwise.My list so far:1-n-4-AllConversation CafeTRIZDraw TogetherUX FishbowlWhat Liberating Structures have you tried building with Miro? Do share here! Here’s a recent Liberating Structures workshop I’ve run recently.https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_knEQjXI=/A video showcase of Liberating Structures in Miro:Draw Together: https://youtu.be/yUROeypBp7QTRIZ: https://youtu.be/gFNiglQP8lsConversation Cafe: https://youtu.be/NslSmY9771M
July’s Miroverse Challenge: Monster Template! (DATE EXTENDED!) It’s been an exciting few months at Miro with the release of our monster-sized national ad campaign! We created this ad to show the power of Miro and how easy it is to collaborate, innovate, and solve problems of any size, together in Miro. 🙌 If you haven’t had a chance to see the ad on the big screen (cough living room), across social media, or a billboard towering the city, you can check out the full ad here: Want to see how we used Miro to create the ad? Check out this video This summer, we are introducing a new type of creative #Miroverse template challenge. We won’t be focusing on just one Miro use case or template type — instead, we want to see your creativity run wild and create ANY type of template / board that features our beloved (yet a little bit scary) character. Yes, we mean it! Any type of template from icebreakers to project planning goes as long as the Monster is incorporated. Ready, set, create! We look f
When you see me on a Zoom call, you’ll notice that I often put my hands on the arms of my chair and lift myself up for a moment, but you don’t see why. Below the video frame, I’m shifting my legs and adjusting my body so I sit cross-legged. Otherwise, I sit on my right foot while my left leg is bent, my left foot is flat on my seat, and my left knee isn’t far from my chin. That’s how I’m sitting now as I type this, with my left arm wrapped around my left knee to reach the keyboard. It sounds so bizarre as I write it out, but these two ways of sitting are the only ways that I can be comfortable while I work. Interestingly, sometimes these postures make me sit up straighter and lean forward so I look more energized on camera. In contrast, on the rare occasions that I sit with my feet flat on the floor, I look higher status because I take up more space in my chair, or I look uninterested and too cool for school because I lean backward and slouch like I’m in the front row at a movie thea
Do distributed/remote teams use Miro as a knowledge centre? I simply wish to store somewhat unorganised notes from Slack somewhere. It would be cool to add visual stuff and keep them tidy in one place. Do you believe it would be a smart idea to use Miro as an all-in-one silo for all company knowledge and processes, and notes. As a founder of a young startup I try to keep the budget lean. It would be great if we could avoid paying extra for tools like Notion or Confluence. Please share your thoughts.
Get your party hat on and let’s celebrate Miroverse’s 2nd birthday! 🥳Join us on June 1st for a playful day of collaboration, celebration, and creativity as we dip into the Miroverse together.Get expert tips for creating (and using) stunning Miroverse templates and the tools you need to succeed (or start!) on your journey. Do you believe in a world where everyone is invited to collaborate? This event is for you.We’ll be joined by fan favorites and some familiar faces @Said Saddouk @Henrik Ståhl @Nhi Tran @Rachel @Jonathan White @Colleen Curtis @Vera Rabkina @Andrej Balaz @Kristin .Come one, come all and let’s get this party started!🎉RSVP here Plus, you’ll have a chance to vote on the Miroverse People’s Choice awards 🏆 and connect with the community 🌟, and you’re not going to want to miss a special surprise from us 👀Cast your ballot for the best in class templates in the following categories:- Icebreakers- Retrospectives- Design Springs- Planning- Fun & GamesVote here!
Hi Miro Community,My name’s Ashley and I’m an Events Manager here at Miro. I am excited to invite you all to attend Miro Next, a brand new virtual event where you’ll learn how to empower your hybrid team to do more, together.Join us on May 18th at 8am PT/5pm CEST to jump from “what now?” to “what next” at Miro.At the event, you will be the first to hear all about our new product features, partners and integrations. I can’t share all the details just yet - but let me know in the thread if:You will be tuning in? There is a product feature (or wish list idea!) you are hoping we’ll announce Any questions you might have about the event Cheers,Ashley JenkinsEvents ManagerMiro
I have spent a lot of time lately translating my in-person training workshop content into a collaborative live online training environment. I've read and seen plenty of best practices from other sharers (thank you!) and created the boards as you can see below. I also managed to deliver a session of this 2-hour live online training workshop with business partners in another country this week. Here are my learnings from that opportunity: Less is seriously more! Miro is such fun to use and I actually built lots of engagements and activities for this session. I probably ended up using 50% of what I built. In an online environment, it takes probably 50% more time to complete activities and discussions than offline. The good thing is I can easily see what's next on my board and skip content/discussion as necessary. Give plenty of ramp up time! The participants love the experience of using Miro, the interactivity and the engagement throughout the workshop. To get to this stage, however, means
Announcing Miro User Groups!Community Events
What are Miro User Groups?Miro User Groups or MUGs are meetups locally and virtually that are hosted by some amazing Miro users. At these events you’ll be able to meet fellow Miro users to network, share ideas and best practices and collaborate to create the next big thing.We’ll have great conversations, food, and drinks as well as exclusive swag that you’ll only find at in-person MUGs!We’re starting in Austin TX, San Francisco, CA, and Amsterdam (as well as our Virtual Events…V-MUGs for the win!) but we will be expanding to a city near you! We’re taking over the GLOBE!So join your fellow Miro Pioneers and find a MUG near you by going to events.miro.com! We'll be adding new events every month.
Like many of you, I am using Miro for live online participatory workshop events. Almost all of the people attending my events are brand new to Miro, and by far the most difficult part of the workshop is getting them over that first hurdle of learning how to use the tool well enough to participate. Half of the difficulty is teaching them what they should avoid doing by accident! This is much more difficult for people who are not digital natives, and in larger groups it is almost guaranteed that at least one participant will be lost and frustrated. What have you tried? What worked best?
I have been working from home for almost 3 years now and it has been a struggle to find that lucrative work-life balance. Previously, I was in a 1 bedroom apartment and I had to work at my dining room table or a tiny space in my living room and it was hard to get away from work at the end of the day and I experienced intense burnout. Recently I moved into my first home (YAY!) and it was a MUST that I have my own office space and now I feel so much better. I know not everyone has this luxury but you’ve made it work. So, I’m asking that you share your WFH space. What makes it great? What do you wish you had? Any tips to make a non traditional work area well...workable? Here’s mine. I’m obsessed with Funko pops and they keep a smile on my face. My “co-workers” also keep me sane when I’m alone in this room most of the day. Looking to get some artwork soon! Some of my co-workers
Hi there! I’m wondering how many of you have leveraged Miro for things like to-do lists, organizing things to do, etc. In contrast to other options like Trello or something like Google Keep, do you use Miro for specific things in this genre? Thanks in advance for any perspective you can provide. :)
Hi Miro Heroes, You may know that this April has been all about Agile 💡 We’ve had loads of amazing conversations and attended insightful events run by you — our amazing community members 🎉🎊After some thought and brainstorming with Miro’s Lean- Agile Evangelists group here, we decided that it would also be loads of fun to run an Agile Games templates challenge. What are Agile Games? 🤔‘Agile Game is a fun activity that helps you learn something about Agile or helps you get your work done.’@Richard Kasperowski For inspiration, take a look at some Agile Games templates already available on Miroverse or read some games ideas in this thread. Agile Point Game by @Richard Kasperowski; Games by @Michael de la Maza; Games by @Agile Games With James; Piggybank Scrum Simulation by @Ellen Hermens; Kanban Pizza Game by Flowana. For those who need help, @Henrik Ståhl created a ‘back of the box’ instructions checklist template: We look forward to seeing all the amazing Agile games th
Dear Miro community,as we have seen in the past few months, Miro is not only the perfect tool for collaboration and ideation, but also a platform for delivering educational events, like training and workshops.Today we'd like to open the topic of visual structure of your Miro boards. Since the space to use in Miro is unlimited, it may not come as a surprise that many of us feel unsure of how to organize our own boards to keep the structure clear and have a natural flow.There are many things to consider:the amount of the content the structure of the delivery the public the intuitiveness of the layoutThere are also many components in Miro that allow us to design a board:templates frames shapes drag-and-dropsCombining it all into an intuitive board with a good flow is no easy task, that's why now is the time to learn from each other!We've prepared some examples that may come in handy when considering the layout of your next training or workshop:The linear layout comes as a natural selectio
Hello, I am a designer/trainer trying to translate some of my training icebreakers into online activites. They are (were) very tangible play activites and at the moment can’t happen. I have been building them in Miro now for a few weeks and adore the platform. It is so easy to design a learning environement that is as intiuative and engaging as physical. As my heart is in designing environments I am getting very excited about designing Miro work/play spaces for people. But, after a day of research I can’t really find individuals that are doing this? So, I am curious if there are people charging for designing Miro boards? or if not why not? Maybe to many free templates out there? Anyway, I would love to hear from you and see what you think? I am working on a lovely template to put on the Miroverse soon. Jules
Hi Miro Heroes Anna here, your Community Manager. This March, we are celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting a special edition Miroverse Challenge, Womxn at Work, and highlighting the most inspiring female creators that contributed templates to our template library. I’m super excited to share our conversation with Amy Hartman, Writers’ Assistant based in Los Angeles, California. Amy worked on many well-known TV shows such as Mr. Robot, Star Trek: Picard, and Motherland: Fort Salem. She also created a super useful Miroverse template for screenwriters — Episode White Board for TV Writer's Rooms. We sat down with Amy to talk about her career path and get some tips & tricks for aspiring Miroverse Creators. TL;DR: How TV writers can use Miro for remote collaboration: We have one big whiteboard with episode numbers across the top, character names down the side, and then we add stickies outlining what each character's doing in every episode; being able to see the whole thing is r
Hi everyone, I will be running my first-ever 20-30 people workshop on Miro and I would love to hear any advice you guys could give me! I’m lowkey worried that it would be laggy, but I don’t know - I’ve only tried working on it with 10 people at once so far (this morning) and that worked fine. But other than that- does anyone have any tips to share? So far, I’ve thought of (and prepared) the following: Separate “Google Hangout” meeting links to allow for different groups (there are 2-4) to split the discussions, so that they can be free to talk amongst themselves. (Me as the floating facilitator, I’ll jump from one “call” to another to provide help where necessary. Provided working templates separated into 5 sections for each of the groups (i.e. Information Download, Idea Brainstorming Area, Affinity Mapping Area, Voting, and Idea Conceptualization Area) along with instructions & examples positioned at the start of each section. Adding “individual workspaces” with pre-made set of po
I’m planning to use Miro while teaching an online math course this Fall. For the synchronous portion, we will break into groups (using Zoom breakout rooms) and each group will work collaboratively on a worksheet, which I will integrate with Miro. Do you think it’s better to have a single board for that day’s lesson, containing a frame for each group? Or create multiple (identical) boards and give one board to each group? Of course a single board is more streamlined and will help me easily see each group’s progress. But my concerns are (a) the groups peeking at each other’s work rather than devising their own original solutions, and (b) one group accidentally messing up another group’s work.