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I cannot find answers to the technical side of how to set up a workshop. I want to run a training session with fewer than 20 people (initially just 5 or so) - I’ve learnt how to manage all the features but when I tried it out we struggled to all see the board we were working on. I need an idiots’ guide - do I just use share? What is the presentation option for? Can I get it so when I move the board around the participants see what I’m doing (I had to keep saying, ‘It’s under that, on the left’. We were using Zoom - is that the normal way? I’m close to giving up at the moment.
Zoom Transcript to Miro Layout Made a fun Miro plugin prototype this week .. been dying to make it for a while. It takes a zoom meeting transcript and lays it out into a commenter-by-commenter swimlane-ish flow of their sequential comments on stickies. Here’s a little demo video walk-through of where I was able to nudge the prototype to this week. Like any prototype it sheds light on the basic idea and what’s working / not working … What do you all think? What would you want to do with something like this?
Like loads of people here, I love what Miro can do, and I desperately wish it could do more to support live facilitated workshops and interactive training. We need a really good facilitator/participant permissions tool as soon as possible. I am sure I am not the only one who is ready to move to Miro as the main platform for all of my online facilitation work with clients, but I am stalled because I don’t know how soon this main deficiency will be fixed. This is a big barrier to running workshops with less tech-savvy participants or with groups that I will only be seeing for 2-4 hours. That’s why I want to know: What can you tell us about what Miro developers are working on right now? What are the priorities internally? What will you all be working on next? Should we be joining together to hire developers to make add-ons, or can we count on Miro to keep improving the core product for live facilitated workshops? Can we help you? What can we do? @Anna Savina , @Marina , @Oleg K , @Le
I am curious to know if you ever needed to group stickies somehow during the Workshop, why do you need that and how do you do that.When I am on the workshop with my team and we have some braistorming session we usually sort stikies manually to find some patterns and group them accordingly. Usually the person who wrote the skitie try to find the right group and place the stikie there or create the new group.Are there any other cases and best practices?
Hi all, I wonder if we have avid readers here As for me, I am reading several books at a time (not sure if it is the right approach though ). They are so different! The Power of Focus (a self-help book on business, personal and financial success) The Courage to Be Disliked (Alfred Adler’s psychology and philosophy with a little bit of oriental wisdom) The Miracle Morning (very inspiring; that’s the second time I’m reading it) Get Together (a great book on community building) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (do I even need to explain? ) Super interested in what Miro Community are reading! Share your books in the comments Let’s have our own book club
I am working with groups of 30 . Is there a way to easy ask for feedback in a group (like yes no?) . Like if people can say “ok” with a button so we know that everybody is in place and everything is working? Like voting but just very quick and not depending on space. Thank you!
Hi, Miro Community! Questions I have are about your process of preparing and using your workshop agenda. Could you share your experience on these topics:— When do you design your agenda: before or after you design everything on the board?— Where do you usually keep it?— Does every step in your agenda represents an area or objects on a board?— How do you align participants around it: by demonstrating a board or going through a separate agenda doc?Thanks a lot!
I love the Kanban template, using it for the first time this week, but it is *very* specific to Kanban. I was trying to shoehorn a Gantt chart into it, but it just doesn’t allow spanning across columns. On the flipside, the Gantt template is basically just some grouped rectangles (I’m guessing it was an earlier template).It seems like it would be a short jump from the more robust fixed header / grid layout features of Kanban to make them work for a much improved Gantt template. Just thought I would throw that out there… cheers
Hi guys! Since most of our team’s workshops and visual meetings became fully remote I started feeling that engagement of participants on those meetings became much lower. Partly because I have less control of their actions and attention, but I think there’s something about micro-interactions between people that usually occur during in-person meetings.Like greeting a newcomer when they enter the room. Or finding a familiar face in the room and sitting right next to them to feel more confident. Raising a thumb up just to appreciate someone’s work. Just little things that don’t require a lot of effort but enable those tiny little moments of communicating your emotions, thoughts, reactions, stuff like that.Does it ring the bell for you? Have you experienced something similar? Is there anything you noticed that impacts participants’ engagement heavily in remote meetings you conduct?
I had a great time last week co-facilitating Physical Places in Digital Spaces for the virtual NORAM V-MUG with @Isman Tanuri, and I wanted to share a few resources with the hope others find it useful/thought provoking. I’ve got a detailed write up of of the idea here (including a demo board and the session recording): https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/miro-taxonomy-joshua-%25EC%25A1%25B0%25EC%258A%2588%25EC%2595%2584-davies/?trackingId=J0l%2FWkjXSDmmJxiwB6TnZA%3D%3D Bacially, my section was looking at how we shape spaces/interactions using Miro to adjust what kind of conversations are possible in a workshop, and to help to that more systematically I put together a Miro Taxonomy as below that looks at how we move, how we share, how we gather, and how we interact. It’s by no means perfect, but hopefully is a useful fire starter for ideas on the topic. Definitely click through to the board itself so all the fun embeds work :) Happy to hear feedback/questions below! Stay healthy & stay
Hello friends, I was turned on to Miro by hearing on a Podcast that a tv writers room used it to track their story outline. After starting my own account, I see vast potential, but am a little lost on what functions would be best suited, so looking for some suggestions. Basically what would be nice, would be to have a ‘index card’ system… or maybe more of a linear timeline thing, where you can add scenes, rearrange them, and if you pull one out - they all slide down to cover the hole. Any ides or links to tutorials would be helpful! Alex
Earlier today, at our annual "virtual" offsite we had a live zoom Q+A with Stephen Curry, whose one of Miro’s investors. It was awesome hearing him share his experience as a leader ~ who knew basketball & tech had so much in common? One of my favorite takeaways was him sharing that a great team is one that holds you accountable, to know your strengths... & as much as you can, spend time working on your weaknesses.No one likes to watch themselves fail, but it prepares you for that next moment. Read a cool blog post with 3 points of wisdom we scored from Stephen Curry at our 2020 virtual offsite.
Happy Friday Just recently @Natalie Larino has shared that we had a live Q&A session with Stephen Curry (read here). It was exciting and inspiring! I wonder, do you wish to have a virtual meeting with a celebrity you admire? Who would you choose and what is one question you would ask them?
Hello, I’m wondering what features are planned in the short and medium term for Miro? If we get the product, what new things will be released soon that we can take advantage of, on top of all of the current functionality? Also are there any other integration points with Azure DevOps or Sharepoint planned at all? Many thanks Natalie
Howdy! Since I’m accountable for several teams, I find it very crucial to plan thoroughly. It helps me to execute on a top-level and collect all the ideas / upcoming projects in one place. When I started to work at Miro, there were no cards at all, but I wanted somehow to use an agile philosophy in my day-to-day work, so I ended up with quite a primitive yet useful ‘Kanban Calendar’: Do you have anything similar in your bins? What kind of approach do you use in achieving the same goal? Would love to learn from you if I can improve my Frankenstein
I am running a workshop where one of the tasks of the participants is to formulate a statement around their Vision. I wanted to reach out to the Miro Community to see how others are doing it. This is a simplified summary of my approach: 1. I ask them to fill out a survey where they each are to describe their Vision. 2. I invite them to the board where they get 3 dot-votes to vote on the contributions they think are the best (if it is a 10 people team, there will be 10 formulated Vision Statements to vote on). 3. I ask them to look at the results from the vote, and describe the Vision with 1 word only. This creates 10 words which all are probably very important to the Vision. 4. Filled with insights (hopefully) from the vote and the 10 words, I ask them to come up with an updated version of the Vision Statement using the 1-2-4-All tecnhique. I feel that this creates a lot of engagement during the process, but sometimes people are not ending up with a conclusion they hoped for / feel c
Yesterday was a grounding day. My team joined the Community Purchasing Alliance as they led a zoom meeting of 150+ school administrators preparing to collectively purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for their schools next year (gloves, masks, thermometers, hand sanitizer). By purchasing together they’ll access prices at a fraction of the cost of buying individually. Yesterday was somehow much heavier and more grounding than big-meeting-remote-facilitation-as-usual. In the break-out sessions we learned just how hard it is for schools all over the country at this moment dealing with so much uncertainty, and so many challenges at once. We bore witness to the courage and resilience of these school leaders in the face of these challenges and felt the gratitude of this network for the coordination… the power that comes from feeling organized as a large collective in a moment that otherwise feels so isolated, bewildering and divided. Felipe Witchger, at Commun
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
Cooler than cool! In reality, sticky notes and flip charts can possibly be transmission tools! As facilitators and trainers, what can you do to be prepared for COVID-19 prevention once you head back to classrooms? Use a Miro board in the classroom and keep the conversations inclusive and opinions diverse. The image above explains itself. This is an Agile Marketing training workshop conducted by 2 of my close partners based in Holland. While this may be de rigueur way of working for some of you, I personally never thought of this even though I had trained my partners on using Miro for online facilitation! What's missing is perhaps (and for bigger classes) individual screens for each group that can become "group flip charts". It will be interesting to see how this can be configured in a classroom to accommodate Miro screens. Read my original post on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/ismantanuri_miro-onlinefacilitation-onlinetraining-activity-6688282629231521792-erAE PS. photo
A common technique used in many agile meetings is Fist of Five voting, where everyone raises their hand showing 0-5 fingers indicating a range of agreement. How do you do this well using Miro? One of the most important parts of this technique is to identify who has low confidence so that you may start a discussion. I can put 6 cards in a region and use the voting feature, but the Miro voting feature seems completely anonymous, so I would have to get the low voters to speak up to identify themselves. Does anyone have another technique to vote and more easily start the right conversations?
Dear community, today I am happy and excited to be able to share with you 2 blog posts related to the topic of remote work. Since it is an all-time-hot topic, I believe for some of you it will come in handy and serve as a good guideline and source of information related to remote work. We are in the outsourcing/offshoring industry, have been working as a distributed team for 3 years, and are currently fully remote. We shared some insights about our approach towards managing remote teams and ensuring business continuity in our first two blog posts. http://q-xperience.com/blog/ Give them a read and we would highly appreciate any feedback that comes our way :) Thank you
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