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Hi, my name is Gary and i live and work in Vancouver BC.  I spent a long career facilitating face to face team collaboration planning and management of projects of all types and sizes.  I also designed and instructed workshops to teach others how to work collaboratively on projects.  Retired from consulting two years ago but kept some of the teaching work.  Recently with the Covid 19 crisis, several clients are requiring courses to be on-line, generally using their own platforms.  All of those platforms were good for lecture but Inadequate for teaching collaboration.  A colleague introduced me to Miro and it looked good but i have some questions I am sure can be answered by this forum.  

i assume that it would be best to post questions separately.  Look forward to learning


 

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Hello, Everyone

It’s Liz from Slush China, just started using Miro recently, It’s a great place and community to work and share ideas. Love to e-meet you at Miro (^U^)ノ~YO

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Hi, I’m Andy Lamb.  

I do service design for organisations and when I’m not doing that I’m being a Dad to four kids and trying to support my wife who is an entrepreneur who is building an EdTech start-up designed to reduce the information overload while increasing the relational connection between families and schools.  

I’m pretty demanding of technology because I think it should be considerately designed to genuinely serve people, not require people to adapt to it’s idiosyncrasies and issues.   Achieving this is a never-ending task.  

However I LOVE Miro because it is brilliant at helping enable get people onto the same page. 

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Hi I’m Kiron - 

 

I’m a project management & agile instructor and have spent most of my past week and a half shifting the course exercises we normally deliver in person to Miro. I’m very impressed with the flexibility and richness of widgets, tools and apps - it will make transitioning to virtual delivery of our courses much easier than I was expecting!

 

Kiron

Hi my name is Mo :)

 

I absolute LOVE Miro -- this is such an amazing tool for getting your idea out in a nice organized fashion.

 

I’m using it right now as a “mind map” tool to get an organized pitch going.

 

If there are any developers/entrepreneurs who would like to collaborate on a project I have a few Unicorns I’m working on but I need help.

 

I need help with Software Development, Graphic Design, Business Dev, Sales and Marketing.

 

Thanks!

 

Mo

Hello, great to read about y'all!

I've been using Miro since it was RealTimeBoard and absolutely love it! It's incredibly versatil and I've used it for a variety of projects. This is a sample of distributed collaboration at its best, with 5 crossfunctional teams (one per horizontal "layer"), over several months in 2016, that culminated in an orchestrated 1 month redesign of school practices and would have been difficult to plan and document without Miro.

Laboratorio Vivo planning by Musintec 2016

Very excited to see so many practitioners and also people from the Miro team. Looking forward to connecting and learning from you,

Patricia

patdiaz @ LinkedIn

 

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Hi everyone,

I am Michael. Since the 1990th i am a passionate MindMapper who loves to work graphic-oriented and loves everything wich helps to simplify complicated things.

Last year i discovered miro: 

A colleague asked me if i can join her online consulting to test her system.

It was a good web-based consulting system, but it has a lot of not so good things:

  • It was in a graphical way based on a 1990th design
  • It was not enough customizable for consulting and coaching needs
  • It should offers something template made wich can easyli shown up for individual consulting settings
  • It should have pictures in it (i love to work with pictures) and i want not to buy a lot of pictures for the whole settings

So i searched a whole 4 days and i found miro.

I started my free-account and hey:

Over 200.000 best quality pictures

Icons

The ability to drag documents

Arrows to connect something

FreeText

And whooohoooohooo: Stickies

Even in the free account a lot to offer … but then:

The consultant account:
I was able to set my own templates - each one for different coaching / consulting settings.
Yes!!!


So - in my job i work as a socialworker who supports people with different problems.

From time to time i work with clients in miro.
I love the work in it.
It gives me so much flexibility and i look forward to the miro future, what rich featurers are coming to us.

All i want to say is:

Thank you for a perfect product, wich offers and gives me so much.

Michael

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Hi Mironians :upside_down:  

my name is Pau, and I’m Creative Director at Jam’on digital, a small UX Branding agency in Zurich (Switzerland). I discovered Realtimeboard in Producthunt a bit by chance and got completely hooked in a matter of weeks :p The rebranding to Miro just made things more intensive; so well, I guess that joining this community was the logical next step. 

I have just one little question for the community. As I’m originally from Barcelona, I can’t stop asking myself if the name “Miro” has anything to do with the Catalan abstract artists Joan Miró. Was this intentional or it has nothing to do with him? 

Thanks and take care everyone! 

  

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Hello guys,

Greetings from Peru! I work at a fintech company working together with 3 of the biggest banks in the country to create what we believe may be the next standard for payments in Latin America (fingers crossed). I recently convinced mostly all the company to try out Miro, we are exploring all the features and so far we are quite pleased. I hope to learn from this forum and I would certainly be sharing some experiences along the way.

Hi, All!

My name is Bill and I am a University Professor in Philadelphia, PA USA.

I have been using Prezi Classic since their early release days and use it for ALL of my courses.

The greatest feature for me is the Infinite Canvas and the ability to explain technical concepts using mind maps.

With Flash support going away in Chrome at the end of this year I am on the hunt for a Prezi Classic upgrade (Prezi Next is not it).

Super impressed with Miro and looking forward to learning about all of the new features!

www.lasalle.edu/isbt

 

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Hi everyone!  My Name is Todd Groomes.  I live in Abu Dhabi UAE (Just south of Dubai)! 

 

I am trying to organize my Team and Miro looks to be a fantastic way to to that!  I look forward to meeting all of you and learning as much as I can about the best way to use Miro (I have plenty of questions already).  I will post a few questions after my intro.  Thank you in advance if they seem basic…I am a pilot by trade, so you have to use small words and lots of pictures...lol

:joy:

Todd

Hello Miro Community,

My name is Chris Wilson and I work in the nexus of Higher Ed. and K12 Ed. training teachers.  My graduate training is comparative international education so I welcome the global perspectives to the community.  I have been using Miro for quite a while.  I made my first board in 2014 when I was exploring applications for a new undergraduate class we were designing.  So, I am a newbie to the community but a veteran to Miro.

Miro has been an innovative and generous place for me to share ideas and explore possibilities with my students, fellow colleagues and innovators like yourselves.  I use Miro in a variety of ways and appreciate is synchronous and asynchronous functionality.  I use it as a visual syllabus for my classes,  we create live interactive visual maps of the learning journeys we take, we integrate it into Canvas, Zoom and a myriad of other tools which has been a strength of the work Miro has done and continues to do. It truly is my favorite learning and teaching ecosystem.  I have some amazing screen shots of our approach but because of legal realities and my respect for student privacy I have to show you templates which represent more of the “ghost town” of learning” rather than the “vibrant city of inquiry” that truly exist.

This is a Class Template/Visual Syllabus I have used a year or so ago that includes my children which I chose to share with you all rather than my pets.  I share with their permission of course!

  My introduction is already too long so I will save my ideas and questions for later contributions and I look forward to meeting all of you and learning from your experience and creativity.

 

Chris

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Hey @Pau Todó, great question! I want to share a part of the blog post on our rebranding:

So, how did we land on Miro as our new name? Our main source of inspiration came from the Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró. His work was iconoclastic. It fundamentally challenged the status quo, existing beliefs and norms, and ultimately pushed people out of their comfort zone. Not only are we inspired by these ideals, but we felt that his surrealist and abstract style aligned with how people and teams use our platform, where every board is unique, ideas are expressed brilliantly through different colors and shapes, and how it has become a place where people express themselves and their ideas in very meaningful ways.

We also saw a thematic alignment with the changing world of work and his challenging nature. By moving away from a traditional style, Miró introduced a new way of understanding the world. We are disrupting the way people work, how they collaborate, and even how they interact with the world around them. We enable teams to do things differently, unlocking a lot of human potential along the way.

Of course, Miró’s work is known for being colorful and abstract. We saw an opportunity to build a brand that is full of colorful visuals and lets us explore the subjectivity of communication, collaboration and understanding. Different roles and teams speak different “languages” – and we aim to dissolve that challenge by creating a space where understanding and work can happen, and where a new unified, and unique visual language can be created and understood by everyone.

Aside from the direct inspiration of the artist, the word “Miro” has other interesting associations: the connotations of “mirror”, “look”, and “watch” can speak to the reflection, consideration, and visual aspect of what we do to help teams bring their ideas to life.

Miro also comes from the Slavic root word “mir,” meaning “peace, world.” For us, this is a nod to our company’s origin. It’s also symbolic of our ability to connect teams across the world and speaks to the peace of mind they get working together effectively.

 

More here - https://miro.com/blog/features/miro-cmo-barbra-gago-rebranding-hypergrowth-startup/ 

:wink:

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Hi, my name is Cheyenne, I’m a Language Arts Teacher in a Title 1 Middle School - but now I’m an online teacher for 90 students that are not all tech-savvy and require a lot of support and scaffolds. I’ve used Reatimeboard/Miro on and off for years, but now I think it has become a vital piece for me. The only thing I wish I had was the video chat portion, closing schools leaves my kids so isolated. 

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Hello, miro community! はじめまして、miroコミュニティーのみなさん!


I'm Takafumi from Japan. I'm using miro as an art director in my web developing company since Covid-19 spread around Tokyo. Miro is super cool because this is kind of Imitating paper, there are huge areas, no partitions. I can put anything anywhere. Now we are working from home so miro bridges the gap and miro helps us so much!
Anyway, I'm so excited to join this community! Cheers!

Takafumi

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Hey @Pau Todó, great question! I want to share a part of the blog post on our rebranding:

So, how did we land on Miro as our new name? Our main source of inspiration came from the Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró. His work was iconoclastic. It fundamentally challenged the status quo, existing beliefs and norms, and ultimately pushed people out of their comfort zone. Not only are we inspired by these ideals, but we felt that his surrealist and abstract style aligned with how people and teams use our platform, where every board is unique, ideas are expressed brilliantly through different colors and shapes, and how it has become a place where people express themselves and their ideas in very meaningful ways.

We also saw a thematic alignment with the changing world of work and his challenging nature. By moving away from a traditional style, Miró introduced a new way of understanding the world. We are disrupting the way people work, how they collaborate, and even how they interact with the world around them. We enable teams to do things differently, unlocking a lot of human potential along the way.

Of course, Miró’s work is known for being colorful and abstract. We saw an opportunity to build a brand that is full of colorful visuals and lets us explore the subjectivity of communication, collaboration and understanding. Different roles and teams speak different “languages” – and we aim to dissolve that challenge by creating a space where understanding and work can happen, and where a new unified, and unique visual language can be created and understood by everyone.

Aside from the direct inspiration of the artist, the word “Miro” has other interesting associations: the connotations of “mirror”, “look”, and “watch” can speak to the reflection, consideration, and visual aspect of what we do to help teams bring their ideas to life.

Miro also comes from the Slavic root word “mir,” meaning “peace, world.” For us, this is a nod to our company’s origin. It’s also symbolic of our ability to connect teams across the world and speaks to the peace of mind they get working together effectively.

 

More here - https://miro.com/blog/features/miro-cmo-barbra-gago-rebranding-hypergrowth-startup/ 

:wink:

Cool! Many thanks for sharing this - I was totally unaware of this. Tweeted! :P

 

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Hi, I’m Arthur, and newly discovered Miro and love it so far! 

I just began using it last week, and decided to try it as a solution to moving my Dungeons and Dragons game online. Our weekly table game was rudely interrupted by the Virus We Shall Not Name, and I got the idea from another player to look into collaborative whiteboard platforms. Miro has been everything I could hope for so far.

I am a long-time graphic designer, and created modular “tiles” in Adobe Illustrator and saved them as pngs in Photoshop. I imported them into Miro, and arranged them and locked them down. My tiles are “10x10”, “20x20”, “30x40”, etc… These number represent room sizes in feet. On a physical game table, the game is played at a scale of 1”=5’, so a 20x20 would be 4” x 4”. I saved them to that size at 150 dpi and imported them into Miro, and they are working wonderfully.

I am adding light and shadow in Miro using simple shapes and locking them down. But Thursday night, a player “took a torch” off the wall… I simply ungrouped it from the wall and grouped it to his character token. The players can move their own tokens, and as they explore new areas, I drag my pre grouped tiles off from the side and build more dungeon. 

For any old time D&D players… this is the dungeon beneath the moathouse ruins from The Village of Hommlet, re-imaged for online play.

My Dungeons and Dragons game in Miro

 

Hi All,

I am Marina and I am a comms manager. :grinning:

:writing_hand_tone1:I deal with communication all round, following a holistic approach throughout multiple disciplines: marketing, :busts_in_silhouette:public relations, strategies and planning, national and international events, :desktop:graphic design, :newspaper:journalism and press office, data analysis, social media management. :evergreen_tree:I specialized in environmental communication, too. Throughout my 25-year career I have held the following roles:

Communicator (manager and consultant); Trainer (doing research and teaching in Higher Education); Designer (project manager and training officer). 

I acquired my skills and knowledge from working with public institutions and private companies, and I had entrepreneurial experiences as well. In addition to being passionate about communication as trigger of change, I carried out studies on sustainable development.

And now I am a Miro addicted!

MARINA from Italy

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Hello,

My name is Zach and I am a senior project manager for our continuous improvement (CI) team at Starbucks Corporation.  I’ve been there almost 11 years and 3 years on our CI team.  I mainly facilitate 2-3 day kaizen workshops that include 4 or so weeks or prep work.  I’ve built some template on Miro to translate our kaizen pre-work and day of workshop to a virtual atmosphere.  In my spare time, I’m an avid bread baker.  You can check that out here > https://www.instagram.com/zachlutes/

Thanks!
Zach

 

 

Hey folks,

I am Kevan Kjar, i have a small consulting company that I’ve been running for 13 years. My revenue used to come from whenever I was onsite facilitating a client work session or running a training workshop.  With COVID-19 I can’t be there in person, so remote is my new normal. One skill I’ve used as a differentiator in the past is creating a highly interactive work session, & building consensus among cross-functions, but using these cool new Miro tools virtually is exciting, and can be overwhelming. I’m a bit of an old-dog learning new tricks.

Thank you in advance for any tips or advice you all might wish to share. 

Kevan

Hi, I'm Stuart, I'm new here. I love Miro and am exploring it's use as part of a digital support network for some of the Young People here in Easton, Bristol, UK. Our Charity (Baggator) has had to shut it's doors due to COVID-19, which is bad news as we are in the heart if one of the 10% of most deprived neighbourhoods in England. So if anyone has suggestions for how we can turn a negative into a positive and digitally upskill our kids using tools like Miro, we're all ears (eyes, fingers, mice, etc). Thanks.

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Hello :hand_splayed:

I’m Naiana and I’m Product Manager/Owner currently living in Dublin - Ireland but originally from Brazil. 

I love Miro, and use it every day for work and personal things, doing so for many years. Mostly of our product discovery activities are held in Miro as it is easy to share and perform tasks collaboratively. I work in a company called Workhuman, our team members are split between Dublin, Belarus and Boston. So remote work is part of our daily lives, and Miro makes it a lot easier.

Glad to be part of this community and share experiences :relaxed:

Dear all, my name is Oskar, I live in Vienna, Austria with 3 beautiful daughters and my beloved wife.

After 20 yrs in leading positions in the event, culture and tourism industry my passion for people and IT led me to Microsoft Services. Leaving 10 yrs managing local and area wide teams of Digital Advisors behind, I joined our Global team for Emerging Markets to cover CEE, Middle East and Africa.
My focus area is to ensure the desirability of future innovations, clear the business viability of a service and team with our specialists to make real, what is feasible from a technical perspective.
My contribution to these tasks is built by challenging the assumptions and hypotheses of our clients respectfully and inspiring them to change perspectives. Therefore I am owning the process of moving on and will establish an atmosphere of mutual trust between all parties involved.
I am keen on deepening my knowledge on systemic consulting and its applicability for digital transformation journeys.

Miro gave me a great tool at hand to perform my job with all the current restrictions to be with my clients in a room physically. While no tool can replace the human touch, Miro still made it easy and comfortable to work together on a joint outcome even of creative and ideating sessions.

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Hi folks, I’m Iain.  I’m based between Chamonix in the French Alps and pretty much anywhere else really!  I’m a professional coach for leadership teams & individuals and as a consequence also facilitate large engagement type events.  Miro is looking like a really cool tool for the latter.  I look forward to learning off all of you here and hope I can contribute as time and learning goes on...cheers, Iain

Hej!

My name is Silke Hackmann. I’m originally German, but emigrated in 1999 to Italy. Ten years later I moved with my Italian husband and our daughter to Helsingborg in Sweden and now we are Swedish as well :). I’m working also in a famous Swedish company - IKEA - as learning developer for Group Digital. Can’t exactly say yet what I will use Miro for, but I see a lot of potential for remote meetings and online facilitated training sessions.

 

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