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Meet the Community | Introduce Yourself
Hi Miro Heroes! My name is Marina and I am a Community Manager at Miro. Happy to be here with you and have a chance to create this space for all Miro users to connect, collaborate, co-create and share knowledge with each other It will be cool if you introduce yourself here in the thread - share where you work, live, your role, and how you use Miro (share your bigger Miro story here).Feel free to add any other interesting information or even a fun picture with your pet This is the best way for all of us to get to know one another!
Shameless plug for my new Miro plugin CarbonCopy
Welcome to this promotional post for my plugin: Carbon Copy.The plugin lets you update an idea in one place and sync the idea across widgets everywhere on a Miro board. Give it a try and let me know what you think, how you use it and whether it inspires new ideas. Just share your feedback, it’s all welcome.This is a personal project, I’m doing it for fun. I will implement some improvements over a few months, if you come across bugs or problems I will fix them more quickly.Just @mention me in your posts here on the forum, or reply to this message.
Zoom and Miro: best practices to combine these tools
Hello! I am so happy to see this group support. There is so much information currently available that I am having difficulty navigating through it all. I would like to use Miro Boards for small group work in Zoom breakout rooms during synchronous classes and am not sure if this even possible, if not, I may just assign small groups in Canvas for them to use the Miro board to brainstorm. Has anyone used Miro with Zoom? I would also be interested in any other ways people are using this tool in higher education.
Has anyone tried Planning Poker in Miro?
If you are not familiar, Planning Poker lets your development team choose from a range of options (usually numbers that indicate complexity) and then at the end of the voting, those numbers are revealed and the discussion starts. The voting plugin in Miro is very basic, since it only gives a general count of all votes but we all need to know who voted what number to better discuss. Any thoughts on how to do this on Miro? Maybe there’s something I’m missing.
Hi Miro Community, Created an amazing board that you are proud of? Want to showcase your work? Seek inspiration for your new project? Well, this is definitely the place to share your creations and get inspired! In this thread, show us your board and write a couple of sentences describing what is depicted there. You can either add a couple of screenshots of the board or embed the board link with view-only access. If you are ready to share this board with the rest of the community to use it as a template, welcome to Miroverse! (Submit your board to Miroverse) If you want to share the whole story of a project or your experience with Miro, please write it in the Inspiration category - a special place for your bigger stories, where you can also get feedback from your peers Please make sure you do not expose any sensitive information Looking forward to your beautiful, inspiring, unique boards!
We need a really good facilitator/participant permissions tool
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
Bragging rights: Share the most creative artwork you have made natively within Miro!
As inspired by @Sam Shennan, this is a call to all the creative folks out there who are using Miro! If you have created some artwork natively (i.e. without copying and pasting or uploading content from outside of Miro) which you feel is worthy of exhibition in a museum (or at least your foyer ), please share it with the rest of the Miro community below! To avoid conflict of interest and because I don’t have a visual creative bone in my body, I will not be submitting my “chicken scratch” Miro drawings Since I guess I should share just how bad my drawings are: (It’s an eye if you were having difficulties with it :-) )
Cardsy - create Cards in bulk from selected widgets on the board
Cardsy Easily generate cards in bulk from selected widgets on your miro boards. We all love miro, and I wanted to repay miro somehow for providing such an amazing product. So I made a plugin which is gonna be lot of use to me. Do check it out maybe it might save some of your time as well. I would appreciate any kind feedback. Use case You have filled your board with your precious ideas in various widgets like Text, Sticky, or Shapes. Now, you want to take advantages of miro cards properties like assigning a date (could be a deadline) assigning a team member writing detailed description use them in your kanban framework. Steps to use:- Select some widgets from your board Click on the plugin icon in bottom bar of the board. Done! All the cards are created with their title from the selected widget’s content. You can freely use this quick plugin I made by adding to your miro board. Add Cardsy to your board
Join the conversation on Distributed 2020 here 🤓
Hello and welcome to a discussion space about Distributed 2020! My name is Anna, I’m a Content Marketing Manager at Miro and I’m also managing the program for Distributed 2020. Last year, we had 14K attendees hearing from companies like LinkedIn, Slack, Salesforce, Amazon, WhatsApp, Upwork, HubSpot, Intercom, Atlassian, Zapier, Segment, Pivotal, Pendo. At this year’s event, we’ll be focused on providing you with the tools you need to solve the ever-evolving challenges of modern teamwork across three areas: Remote leadership: how can remote teams stay connected, productive, and resilient in uncertain times? Best frameworks and useful advice from leading practitioners: how UX designers, product managers, Agile coaches, and other professionals work efficiently in 2020. Miro workshops and deep dives: how to use Miro to make remote teams successful. Before we finalize our program and our speaker list, we want to hear from you. What are your big challenges while worki
Anyone interested in a German Miro community meeting?
Hello, an idea and question to all German users: What about the idea to meet either virtual or in real life in a real world meeting. Therefore I like to know:Where do you come from and is anyone interested in a meeting?Please post the answers here into this thread.Looking forward for as many answers as possible and maybe to meet and share ideas.Ich komme aus Düsseldorf - NRWMichael
Trick: Show the real name of an anonymous Guest Editor
Are you a board owner who has facilitated a Miro board session with external, non-team participants and want to see their name beside their cursor* and not some random “Guest” name, e.g., Guest Editor, Guest Artisan, Guest Researcher? While the typical workaround is for that guest editor to first sign up for a free Miro account, there is another way.*While I will keep referring to the benefit of the guest editor’s “name showing beside their cursor”, their name will also show up in:the participants panel (top-right of board); activity List pane (history of actions taken by that user); comments; an object’s Info pane, e.g., Created by: Bob Smith.--Disclaimer: The steps outlined in this post are a number of different Miro functionalities at the time of this post that I found, when combined, could accomplish my desired outcome. The ability to give an anonymous Guest Editor a name should not be considered a supported feature and therefore you should not contact Miro Support if these steps d
"Miro is the new website"
I’m very sure many of us in this community are business owners or work for organisations with a website presence. I too have one that I built and manage for my consultancy.However, based on my experience (and I assume for my potential clients too), trying to get a good overview of a business or an organisation can be a little painful: lots of clicking around and lots of nested information while trying to piece together a coherent big picture. Often times we also resort to sending “one sheet profile PDF” of our business (or CV/resume for job candidates) to whomever may be interested. However, anything longer than 2-3 pages can be a negative for a prospect or a hiring person.What if there’s a way to present all this information on ONE interactive page? One big picture view that gives a wholesome perspective. Presenting my hack: using Miro to tell my company’s story! #miromarketingEverything that we can do and deliver is presented in this Miro board. A use case: While some prospects maybe
Anyone using Miro for Academic Research or Personal Knowledge Management? Looking for inspiration and use cases
Hi all,I’m a knowledge worker.While looking for a good tool to build my Personal Knowledge System (aka Second Brain), someone suggested Miro.I’ve searched a lot, but I wasn’t able to find any use cases related to Academic Research or similar jobs.I see Miro is mainly used for UX Design, meetings and similar.I wonder if and how I could use Miro for complex knowledge, often related to projects.I ask because I’m a visual guy, I really love mind maps, and I see being text only only takes so far when it’s time to learn.
Possible presentation mode with movement via frames in frame mode
Hello, if you are in frame mode and the frames are not so close together then you can get a nearly prezi-like presentation. I haven’t got set frames into details of pictures but with doing this the effects could be even better than in my result. Michael
New Ice Breaker: Collaborative Jigsaw Puzzle! 🧩
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!
Liberating Structures using Miro!
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
Do you sit weirdly when you work too?
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
Using Miro as the knowledge base, possible?
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.
Building and running a Miro board for a live online training workshop
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
What are your top tips for rapidly and smoothly onboarding new participants in a live workshop?
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?
Show us your WFH workspace
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
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